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  • Jodi Eberhardt

Soil Wraps for a Steep Slope

Updated: Nov 3, 2023

It's truly amazing to see how soil wraps, native plants, and four years of time can change a shoreline.

In 2019 WAPOA and the McGruder family worked together to prevent erosion on incredibly steep slopes.

The project used "soil wraps" to prevent erosion and help new plants get started. A soil wrap is an erosion control blanket filled with soil that runs across the slope to slow down water. For more information, check out the Crow Wing Soil and Water's video on how to use soil wraps on steep slopes.

BEFORE: Steep slope planting with native plants, erosion control blanket, and soil wraps.

AFTER: Four years later, the almost bluff-like hill is covered in green.

Thank you to WAPOA and the McGruder family for sharing their photos and helping to improve water quality!

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