American Water Resources Association
Geomorphologist and Restoration Specialist
Skelly and Loy, Inc., Harrisburg, PA
The 1800-acre Wissahickon Valley Park contains more than 50 miles of trails and numerous old roads (many now retired from service) traversing the steep, forested hillsides draining to lower Wissahickon Creek. Many such roads and trails are misaligned and eroding because of modern heavy rainfall, increased stormflow from adjacent urbanized surfaces, and heavy pedestrian and mountain bike traffic. To counter these problems, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the Philadelphia Water Department and the Friends of the Wissahickon have been engaged in stream, hillside and trail rehabilitation and stabilization projects throughout the park. This presentation describes some of the work undertaken by Skelly and Loy on behalf of these entities to address erosion and stormwater impacts within this historic gem of Philadelphia.
Todd Moses has 30 years of professional experience in stream, wetland and watershed evaluation and restoration and has worked for public and private clients in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina, New York, Maryland, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Idaho and Alaska. He has designed and implemented hundreds of environmental rehabilitation projects (no longer counting) in settings ranging from wildlands to downtowns, with this work beginning with the Boulder Creek restoration project in Boulder, Colorado, in 1986, one of the earliest stream restorations in the United States.
Engineers: This seminar does qualify for 1.0 Professional Development Hour (PDH). A Certificate of Attendance will be available on site for AWRA-PMAS members only. The meeting price for non-members who wish to receive a Certificate of Attendance for the PDH is $10.00 ($3.00 for meeting + $7.00 for certificate).