Erosion control is the practice of preventing or controlling wind or water erosion in agriculture, land development and construction. Erosion control is important to preventing water pollution and soil loss.
A rain garden is a shallow depression that is planted with deep-rooted native plants and grasses. The garden is positioned near a runoff source like a downspout, driveway or sump pump to capture rainwater runoff and stop the water from reaching the sewer system.
Stream banks naturally erode as water wears away soil and rock that form their banks. Sediment and nutrients are extensively washed downstream. As sediment is deposited further down the stream it may decrease the stream’s capacity, which increases flooding and stream bank erosion.