We work with Agricultural operations to prevent nutreint and sedient runoff by planning and construction of projects. We work with landowners to prevent stremabank erosion by installation of fish habitat structures. We review Erosion and Sedimentation plans to prevent sediment runoff from projects involving earth moving. We preserve Agland. We develop manure management and Ag Erosion and Sedimentation plans for farmer for ag compliance.
May 2020 - August 2020
“At my internship with MCCD, I was able to help with a variety of projects, and work with each technician to get exposure to their daily tasks. I worked with the Erosion and Sedimentation technician on NPDES permits and dirt and gravel roads restoration, the agricultural technician to write nutrient management plans and conduct farm inspections, and with the watershed technician to carry out stream restoration and wetland installations.
My experience was well rounded, and I was able to bring a bit of my background in to help the technicians do their jobs better. I told MCCD I was very interested in GIS and mapping, and was able to produce helpful maps and conduct analysis on issues they would have otherwise been in the dark about. For example, they received a complaint from a homeowner about a storm water issue. The homeowner believed the issue was being caused by the croplands next to them. However, I conducted a watershed analysis and was able to determine the area of drainage was actually coming from the development itself. Development increases impervious surfaces, so the new housing development in the area now needs more storm water management infrastructure.”