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Webinar – Advancing Sustainable Design in Recreational Trails and Embankments – April 9

News | March 18, 2024 | By:

Presto Geosystems presents the webinar – Advancing Sustainable Design in Recreational Trails and Embankments – on April 9, 2024 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. CDT. The presenter is Cory Schneider, M.S., environmental scientist/business development manager for Presto Geosystems, you can earn 1.0 PDH credit, and you can register here.

Discover how to create sustainable and attractive recreational trails. Learn about the benefits of permeable surfaces, various soil stabilization and porous pavement products, and embankment stabilization techniques using the GEOWEB® System. This webinar will discuss successful trail design and construction, building trails in wetlands and protected areas, and selecting suitable products for unique project conditions. 

Trails and greenways play a vital role in communities by preserving and creating open spaces for low- or no-cost outdoor recreation. Trails designed with permeable surfaces rather than traditional concrete or asphalt allow for better environmental and stormwater management. Since recreational trails can be designed for a wide range of uses, including motorized and non-motorized traffic, it’s important to utilize a solution that is durable and flexible. This webinar will explore a variety of soil stabilization and porous pavement products that can be tailored to the needs of individual projects—including those with hard-to-access areas and stormwater concerns. Multiple types of infill and anchoring methods allow for project customization, resulting in low-maintenance and attractive trails for years to come.

Trail embankment stabilization is another consideration when designing recreational trails. The embankments may be part of the existing natural terrain or result from cuts made to accommodate the construction of the new trails. Depending on embankment steepness, the GEOWEB® System can be used to stabilize slopes with single-layer protection or near-vertical, tiered retaining walls with a vegetated fascia. GEOWEB green slopes and living walls protect against erosion, reduce stormwater runoff, and create a natural environment for sustainable vegetation.

Learning Objectives:

Understand the fundamentals of successful trail design and construction to reduce degradation caused by traffic and natural elements.

Learn how different trail uses can affect the design and installation of a trail.

Learn how trails can be built through wetlands and protected areas with minimal environmental impact.

Know what types of products are appropriate for projects with unique conditions.

Learn how to ensure embankments along trails remain stable.

Learn how the GEOWEB System can protect against erosive forces and reduce stormwater runoff.

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