Workshop 7 May: SOIL EROSION = INCOME EROSION!

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Workshop 7 May: SOIL EROSION = INCOME EROSION!

MAF is sponsoring a series of eight workshops around the North Island about the impact of erosion on the economic and environmental sustainability of hill country.

These workshops are supported by Regional Councils and aim to upskill participants in erosion recognition, processes and treatment options.

SOIL EROSION = INCOME EROSION!

After drought comes rain!

Rain causes soil erosion

Soil loss reduces profit

and contaminates waterways

Come and learn about soil erosion:

  • What causes it
  • How to repair it
  • How to prevent it

Take advantage of more than one hundred years’ combined experience in erosion control with Garth Eyles and Norm Ngapo, together with Bob Cathcart, Northland Regional Council.

When: Friday 7th May 2010 9am to 5pm

Where: Pete’s Pioneer and Transport Museum,460 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri

Admission: Free (Lunch provided)

There will be an afternoon field exercise so come prepared

(outdoor gear and walking shoes/boots)

Register before May 3rd by:

Phoning: Nola 0800 002 004 or (09) 470 1100

Emailing: nolas@nrc.govt.nz

Programme:

Morning tea available from 8.45am in cafeteria

9.00 Introductionsand project description. What we aim to achieve.

9.20 Introduction to Erosion in NZ; historical and current, classification & standards.

10.00 Erosion processes, controls and repair associated with hill country earthworks.

10.30 Stretch break

10.35 Setting the local scene

10.45 Description of erosion types occurring in this region.

For each erosion type we will focus on:

  • What is it?
  • How bad is it?
  • Why should I fix it?
  • How do I fix it?
  • How do I prevent it from occurring?
  • How did it happen?

12.15 Field trip briefing

12.30 Lunch

1.15 Field Trip OR wet weather programme

5.00 Finish at the Museum


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