Benefits Toolkit

Erosion Control Calculator

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

This Microsoft Excel-based calculator is designed to help landscape and construction companies estimate the cost of using environmentally beneficial compost filter berms or compost filter socks for erosion control, rather than conventional silt fences. Inputs are: linear feet of erosion control needed, estimated…


Construction cost savings

SOPLAY is a direct observation tool for assessing use in free play settings. The tool provides protocols for observers to track users’ physical activity levels, activity types, genders, and estimated age and race/ethnicity groupings during a specified time frame using momentary time sampling. It can also be used to…


Recreational & social value, Health & well-being, Play equipment, Active living, Play

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