Environmental Protection Services 

Protect the Environment with TrapBag

Shoreline Stabilization
TrapBags used to protect against snow melt in Fargo

One of the most frequent kinds of natural disasters is flooding. Flooding can be detrimental to the environment, destroying habitats, drowning wildlife, and carrying chemicals into waterways. It can also worsen water erosion, the process that involves washing away soil, dirt, and other natural earth material into the ocean. With temperatures rising due to climate change, water levels are also rising, making flooding and erosion even bigger concerns. 

Another threat to the environment is toxic spills. Toxic spills introduce chemicals and oil to the oceans and other waterways, harming the wildlife and their habitats, disrupting resources, contaminating the water supply, and making many places unsafe to travel through or live in until cleaned up. Even during the cleanup process, the oil or chemicals can continue to spread if they are not properly contained.

TrapBag barriers offer a solution to controlling and preventing damage from disasters such as flooding, erosion, and toxic spills. TrapBags are strong, reliable barriers that can be quickly deployed to act as flood walls, sea walls, and more. Companies and individuals operating in environmental protection, conservation, and consulting can trust TrapBag to make a difference.

Environmental Impact of Floods

What Kind of Environmental Damage Does a Flood Cause?

Flooding can occur due to high sea levels, strong winds, strong waves, hurricanes, heavy rainfall, or heavy snowfall. Floods can cause environmental damage in several ways, including:

  • Destroying habitats of wildlife
  • Carrying contamination and chemicals into the ocean 
  • Spreading water-borne diseases 
  • Causing sedimentation and erosion that degrades ecosystems

Climate Change and Flooding

Climate change can increase the risk for floods, leading to more environmental damage. With climate change and higher temperatures comes more precipitation, stronger storms, and higher sea levels that can all contribute to more frequent, damaging floods.

Environmental Impact of Hazardous Spills 

Toxic spills occur when chemicals are not stored properly, storage tanks rupture, and other mistakes or disasters occur. When a hazardous spill occurs, it has detrimental effects on the environment, including:

  • Poisoned fish, birds, corals, and other animals
  • Damaged shoreline habitats
  • Destroyed ecosystems

Environmental Impacts of Erosion 

Erosion can occur due to wind, water, and other natural forces carrying away sand, soil, rock, and other materials from the land. When water erosion occurs, the environment is impacted in a variety of ways:

  • Decreased fertile land
  • Increased pollution in waterways
  • Plants buried by the removed sediment
  • Pesticide runoff hurting fish and other wildlife

TrapBag: The Best in Environmental Protection Technology

Responders talking behind functioning TrapBag flood barrier
TrapBags being maintained by TrapBag staff
TrapBag used for Dune Stabilization and coastal management
Spill containment berm

Flood Protection Barriers

TrapBag flood barriers can protect against flooding from river floods, coastal floods, storm surges, flash floods, and more using a series of pentagon-shaped bags that act as leak-proof cells. To protect your home or business and the environment from damage caused by flooding, TrapBag flood barriers can be used as an external barrier, stopping, slowing, and redirecting on-coming water. While TrapBags are effective preventative solutions, they can also be deployed quickly during emergency floods. 

Hurricane & Flood Prevention Barriers

Hurricanes are powerful storms that can bring severe winds, tall waves, and heavy rainfall that leads to flooding. While no one can prevent a hurricane from happening, there are some things you can do to protect yourself, your home or business, and the environment. TrapBag barriers can provide protection from damage caused by drifting debris and flooding. When placed near waterways, they can prevent contamination and coastal erosion. TrapBags can be deployed quickly and easily, making them a reliable emergency hurricane protection mechanism. 

Spill Containment Berms

When an oil or chemical spill occurs, TrapBag barriers can be set up to help contain the spill, slow the spread of the spill, and reduce damages to the environment. TrapBag spill containment barriers can act as dikes to trap the spill and prevent stormwater from carrying the contamination. The containment barriers can allow more time for effective cleanup without the risk of the spill traveling further during the process.

TrapBag barriers can also offer stormwater containment. Normally, stormwater spreads across the land and is reabsorbed into the ground. However, stormwater runoff cannot always be reabsorbed due to roads and sidewalks, leading to stormwater contamination entering the waterways and having detrimental effects on the environment. Pipes can be installed into TrapBag barriers, making them effective stormwater detention systems and protecting waterways from contamination. 

Erosion Control

Erosion caused by wind, waves, and storms can destroy beaches, habitats, and natural landscape features. TrapBag barriers can be used to mitigate land and coastal erosion. The barriers can be used as seawalls or placed along rivers or hillsides to provide stabilization against erosion, protecting the oceans and wildlife.

Environmental Benefits of TrapBag

A levee system pictured on shore of Chicago. It is a flood barrier made of bags and concrete reinforcement.

TrapBags are an effective solution to protecting the environment because they:

  • Contain oil and chemical spills to keep waterways clean
  • Protect the land from harmful erosion
  • Reduce the damage caused by flooding 
  • Act as a more efficient barrier by using 40% less fill than traditional sandbags

Invest in Reliable Environmental Protection with TrapBag

TrapBag has versatile barriers that can be used as seawalls, dikes, levees, cofferdams, and more to protect the environment from toxic spills, flooding, erosion, and natural disasters. 

If you’re ready to invest in reliable environmental protection with TrapBag barriers, contact us today.