ENCAP Erosion Control Minute – Vegetative Streambank Stabilization

The next episode of the ENCAP Erosion Control Minute is the first in a two part series on streambank stabilization practices. Our first episode will provide a general background of a recently completed streambank and floodplain restoration project in Winnebago County, IL. This episode will detail some of the project conditions prior to starting work and the efforts to estalish native vegetation along the streambank and riparian corridor. The efforts on bank reshaping, proper erosion blanketing, and plug planting methods will be highlighted in this episode as well as some of the general practices used when undertaking this type of restoration effort.