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Beyond Powerboating in Paradise

When it comes to media platforms in our niche world of performance boats, it’s hard to find someone with more all-around experience than Stu Jones, founder and president of the  Florida Powerboat Club  in Pompano Beach, Fla.

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Stu Jones interviews  Nor-Tech  representatives at the Palm Beach Boat Show for his new Boat Show TV series. Photo courtesy Florida Powerboat Club

Jones and his team embraced the video format early on, providing event DVDs from the first poker runs produced by FPC in the early ’90s. Shortly thereafter, the television series  Powerboating in Paradise  was born and has since become the longest-running and most-watched recreational powerboat event show in the country, according to the FPC website.

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Working with the City of Moscow and TerraGraphics Environmental Engineering, PCEI designed a restoration plan to increase the flood storage capacity of this reach by lowering the floodplain by two feet and constructing two major meanders, a narrow low flow channel, and associated wetlands. The constructed channel was intended to mimic natural conditions as much as possible. The lowflow channel was designed with a 3 foot bottom width and a depth of 1.5 feet. In addition, a revegetation plan was devised using exclusively native woody and herbaceous species of the Palouse Basin. Approximately two and a half acres of floodplain were created. The goals of this project were ecological as well as societal. PCEI aimed to reduce listed non-point source pollutants (sediment, bacteria, temperature, and nutrients) in Paradise Creek by decreasing sediment delivery through the installation of shallow wetlands. We also planned to reduce instream erosion by stabilizing severely eroded streambanks and to improve aquatic and riparian habitat by vegetating with native plants. This was fundamentally a community based restoration project, designed to raise citizen awareness about water resources and increase stewardship within our community, as well as provide a recreational, educational and aesthetic benefit.

Channel Stabilization A variety of bioengineering techniques were used for bank stabilization. Bank revetments were placed in scour susceptible zones along outer bend banks. Extensive revetments were required because of the flashy flow regime of this stream and because of downstream sediment concerns. Bank revetments will also ensure the stability of the channel over time, which was particularly important with the urban setting. At the upstream end of the project, a log crib revetment was utilized for enhanced bank stability as well as to simulate an overhanging bank for shade and habitat. A buried log crib revetment was installed to stabilize the path of the previous channel. The buried log crib was placed in the newly constructed bank to direct the flow of the water in the new channel. A soil wrap was also placed in front of the log crib. Soil wraps consist of wrapping soil like a burrito using biodegradable fabric made of woven coir yarn. These have an added benefit of being able to be planted into. On the outside of both meander bends, 4 to 5 foot diameter rootwads were installed. On the downstream meander bend, coir logs were used in conjunction with the rootwads to stabilize the toe of the slope. The coir logs can also be planted with native herbaceous vegetation.

The top of the stream channel bank was rounded off to make a smooth transition to the floodplain surface. All outside bank slopes were subsequently seeded with a native riparian grass mix and lined with 100% biodegradable geotextile fabric made of woven coir yarn. Erosion control fabric was installed over the top of the slope crown onto the level edge of the floodplain surface. A low density straw erosion control blanket (ECB) was used in lower energy areas and a high density coir fiber ECB was used in higher energy areas. The organic fiber geotextiles, coir logs, and ECB’s will retain structural integrity for multiple growing seasons allowing time for the establishment of dense native herbaceous ground cover on all bank surfaces.

A portion of the excavated soil was used to fill in the existing channel, the remainder of the excavated soil (5,000 cu. yards) was moved off site and used by the City of Moscow and the local university.

Wetland Creation Two newly constructed wetland areas were also created for a total of 5,260 sq. feet of wetlands. Designs called for two shallow oxbow wetlands but when it came to construction, one of the wetlands was expanded to include two, for a total of three wetlands. These wetland areas are approximately 1-1.5 feet in depth and have a 5:1 slope on each side. An existing wetland at the site was extended to enhance its habitat. In November of 2002, habitat structures constructed by AmeriCorps volunteers were installed in both wetland areas. The habitat structures were built with salvaged logs approximately six inches in diameter and six to ten feet long and bundled together. They were anchored using wooden stakes and boulders and then filled with wood chips to simulate decaying logs. Four structures were installed in all, two vertical and two horizontal.

Revegetation Our native revegetation strategy included grass seed, woody and herbaceous stock. Of particular emphasis was the Quaking Aspen - Dougles Hawthorn riparian plant community, which was historically found along streams and wetlands in the Palouse Basin and is now endangered. Planting commenced immediately after construction. We began by harrowing the floodplain area and seeding an upland seed mix of: 1/3 Idaho Fescue, 1/3 Mountain Brome and 1/3 Secar Bluebunch Wheatgrass at a density of approximately one lb per 1000 square foot. The wetland depressions and lower streambanks were seeded with a native wetland mix of: 1/4 Bluejoint Reedgrass, 1/4 American Sloughgrass, 1/4 Tufted Hairgrass and 1/4 Fowl Mannagrass at the same density. In addition to native seeding we also experimented with seeding of sterile winter wheat in attempt to gain vegetative cover more quickly.

Planting of over 1,500 woody trees and shrubs began with the second annual Paradise Creek Watershed Festival which included 10 classes of fourth graders from Moscow schools and University of Idaho volunteers. Under the supervision of PCEI staff, the bulk of the planting was completed during the following weeks by volunteers. The following woody species were integrated into the design: Quaking Aspen ( Populous tremuloides ), Dougles Hawthorn ( Crataegus douglassi ), Rocky Mt. Maple ( Acer glabrum ), Thinleaf Alder ( Alnus incana ), Red Osier Dogwood ( Cornus stolonifera ), Serviceberry ( Amelanchier alnifolia ), Syringa ( Philadelphus lewisii ), Chokecherry ( Prunus virginiana ), Nootka Rose ( Rosa nutkana ), Douglas Spirea ( Spirea douglasii ), Common Snowberry ( Symphoricarpos albus ) and Ponderosa Pine ( Pinus ponderosa ). Our budget allowed us to focus the planting on larger nursery stock; the majority of woody plants were one, two or five gallon sizes. As is the procedure at all our restoration sites, all woody plants (with the exception of conifers) are protected from rodent damage and browse by 18 inch blue plastic tree protectors, secured in place by bamboo stakes. Ponderosa pines on site had shorter 6 inch tubes around their base.

Herbaceous plants included: Water Sedge ( Carex aquatilis ), Creeping Spikerush ( Elocharis palustris ), Baltic Rush ( Juncus balticus ), Common Rush ( Juncus effuses ), Daggerleaf Rush ( Juncus ensifolius ), and Small-fruited bulrush ( Scirpus mircocarpus ). A total of 1,140 herbaceous plants were planted in 10 cubic inch sizes. Plugs were inserted in the coir logs using a dibble. In the areas without coir logs, herbaceous plants were placed along the stream banks, keeping in mind the ecology of each species. In addition to the nursery plugs, PCEI staff, interns and volunteers transplanted seventy Blue Flag Iris bulbs ( Iris missiouriensis ). These bulbs were dug up and stored in pots during the Summer 2002 construction season.

Planting at this restoration site will continue into Spring 2003. The bulk of this will be native willow cuttings planted near the top of all streambanks and around the wetlands, especially focusing on potentially unstable areas. Eventually willows, Red Oiser dogwood and other species will provide intertwining root networks for long-term bank stabilization in these areas. Willow cutting will be planted using a hydraulic stinger, which consists of a 5 foot 1 inch diameter pipe that is connected to a water pump, and used by inserting it into the ground to make a hole for each cutting. Cuttings are planted so that 1/3 of the plant is above ground and 2/3 below ground.

Community Partners Hundreds of volunteers from the Moscow community made this project possible and will continue their stewardship and enjoyment of the site for years to come. A total $143,500 of in kind match has been generated to date. IDEQ nonpoint source grant funds expended on the project total $132,000. The amount of match for this project far exceeds the 40% requirement. Partners and local match include: TerraGraphics Environmental Engineering, AmeriCorps*NCCC, City of Moscow, Washington State University and University of Idaho students, Moscow Elementary School Students, Synthetic Industries, and community volunteers.

Lessons Learned As is the case with restoration project designs, our actual construction in the field did not completely mirror the design on paper. A few modifications were made based on site conditions at the time of construction. These included enlarging one of the planned wetland areas to include two shallow depressions. During construction of the last log crib revetment, the design was a bit more flexible compared to the upstream structures and was built based on availability of materials. Also during construction, coir logs were added between rootwads on the downstream meander bend.

In December of 2002, we observed some small rills forming near the top of the outside, upstream meander bend. The rills were forming as a result of standing water in the floodplain and probably exacerbated by impervious surfaces adjacent to the project. We were concerned about the erosion undermining the stability of the rootwad revetment and erosion control fabric below. So, on the morning of our first snow we rented a mini excavator, dug out the problem area, and placed cobble and boulder sized rocks in the depression. Moscow has been experiencing a mild winter with lower than average snowfall and we expect this trouble section to remain stable.

Our first high water event occurred after 3 inches of rain over two days at the end of January 2003. The creek swelled to the top of the new channel and flowed overland in much of the floodplain. After the water subsided, all revetments and plants remained intact.


For more information contact Amanda Cronin, Watersheds Program Coordinator, Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute, P.O. Box 8596, Moscow, Idaho 83843, (208)882-1444, fax (208)882-8029, e-mail: [email protected] , web site: www.pcei.org .

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