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  • EROSION What is it? What are the 3 kinds? How can it be prevented?
  • What is It? Erosion is the eating or wearing away of land by… Wind, Water, & Ice
  • Wind  Have you ever seen a sand or dust storm??
  • Water  Water carves out canyons and can even widen rivers.  Ocean water eats away at the coastline!
  • Where Have You Seen Water Erosion in Your Area?  Have you ever dumped a bucket of water all in one spot?
  • Ice Think of it as using sand paper on a piece of wood!
  • So Why Should You Care?
  • What If… Your house was built right next to the ocean?
  • Or….What If… Your driveway is made of gravel or just dirt?
  • This is Why! This could be your backyard!   Before you know it your house might be floating!
  • This Too! I bet your driveway has looked like this!
  • TIMBER!!!!!!  I don’t want that tree to fall on my house! Without dirt, the roots of the tree cannot hold itself in the ground!
  • On a Positive Note: Erosion has carved out some beautiful Natural Wonders !
  • Sand Dunes
  • “Twin Sisters” Washington
  • Old Man of the Mountain New Hampshire
  • Are You Wondering How You Can Help ???
  • Plant Something!  Plant …. • Trees • Shrubs • Flowers  The roots from the plants help hold the dirt in place!
  • Rocks, Rocks, and More Rocks! Make a rock wall at the edge or side of streams, rivers, or even in your backyard to prevent erosion!
  • Erosion is a Natural Process! Do your part to limit the amount of erosion that occurs in your area!