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Case Studies in Erosion Control: Success Stories

Case Studies in Erosion Control: Success Stories


Erosion control is a critical concern across the United States. From coastal erosion to urban runoff, the challenges are diverse and complex. However, some cities have taken remarkable strides in implementing successful erosion control strategies. In this blog, we’ll delve into several inspiring case studies from around the nation that have effectively managed erosion, demonstrating what can be achieved with the right approach and commitment.


Photo: Garden of the Gods – Before & After the installation of Invisible Structures Gravelpave2

Case Study 1: Colorado Springs, CO – Garden of the Gods

Prior to implementing Invisible Structure’s Gravelpave2, the trail experienced significant rutting due to horse activity, and rainfall would exacerbate the issue by causing soil erosion and forming hazardous trenches. Since the installation of Gravelpave2, the trail has undergone a remarkable transformation, requiring minimal maintenance and exhibiting negligible erosion and rutting.



Case Study 2: Washington DC – National Cathedral

Photo: National Cathedral – Before & After installation of Invisible Structures Rainstore3


The National Cathedral achieved remarkable success in implementing erosion control through the utilization of Rainstore3. This innovative solution effectively manages stormwater runoff, mitigating erosion concerns and ensuring the preservation of this iconic landmark’s grounds. The Rainstore3 system not only enhances the Cathedral’s sustainability efforts but also contributes to the long-term conservation of its historic and picturesque environment.



Photo - Big Branch Marsh Wildlife Refuse - Trail with Invisible Structures Gravelpave2

Photo – Big Branch Marsh Wildlife Refuse – Trail with Invisible Structures Gravelpave2

Case Study 3: New Orleans, LA – Big Branch Marsh Wildlife Refuge

The Big Branch Marsh Wildlife Refuge has achieved remarkable success in combatting erosion by implementing Gravelpave2. This innovative solution not only preserves the delicate ecosystem of the refuge but also provides a safe and stable path for visitors to explore and appreciate its natural wonders. Gravelpave2 has proven to be a crucial tool in the refuge’s ongoing efforts to protect its pristine wetlands and ensure a sustainable future for this vital wildlife habitat.



Photo: Jekyll Island Trail – Vegetation around the trail is protected from stormwater runoff after installation of Invisible Structures Gravelpave2

Case Study 4: Jekyll Island Trail

The Jekyll Island Trail has achieved a major victory in erosion control by implementing Gravelpave2. This smart and eco-friendly choice has effectively preserved the trail’s structural integrity, all while safeguarding the island’s precious natural environment. Gravelpave2 has not only curbed erosion but has also contributed to the sustainability of the Jekyll Island Trail, making it a shining example of responsible trail management.







These case studies from around the U.S. offer valuable lessons in erosion control and environmental stewardship. They demonstrate that a combination of nature-based solutions, green infrastructure, and innovative design can effectively combat erosion while benefiting the environment and the community. By learning from these success stories, we can work towards a more sustainable and resilient future, ensuring that erosion remains a challenge we can manage and overcome.

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