In the second week of the rip-rap rehab project in the park, workers laid down heavy cloth over the old rocks and under the new rocks. The cloth is about a quarter of an inch thick, tough, and very porous. Its purpose is to act as a filter that lets water in and out but prevents the soil that lies under the rocks from being washed away. A backhoe with an extended arm joined the other equipment for the task. Meanwhile, a small flock of Brown Pelicans out in the water seemed to ignore the ruckus on shore.
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