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  • CISEC Canada Online Training: All Four Modules Package

    Contains 5 Product(s)

    This online course will help you prepare for the 3½-hour nationwide CISEC certification exam. It is meant only to be a guide and CISEC, Inc. does not make any claim that it represents everything covered in the examination since questions exist that can only be answered by gaining field experience.

    This online course will help you prepare for CISEC, Inc.’s 3½-hour nationwide Full certification or its “In-Training” exam.  They are meant to be a training guide and CISEC, Inc. does not make any claim that it represents everything covered in the examinations since questions exist that may only be answered by gaining field experience. There are five modules to this course.

    CISEC Canada Online Training Package

    Module 1: Introduction, Regulations and Compliance

    The purpose of this module is to give an introduction to the CISEC and Canadian CISEC (CAN-CIESC) program as well as how construction activities can impact the environment. Additionally, this module will ensure inspectors understand regulatory agencies and applicable legislation as it relates to the protection of aquatic environments. Additionally, it provides information on the potential penalties that exist for non-compliance of construction sites.

    Items for this Module will include (but not limited to):

    • Due Diligence
    • Regulatory Requirements: Federal and Provincial (where applicable)
    • Environmental Protection
    • Legal Liability
    • Non-Compliance

    Module 2: Background of an Inspector

    In this module, participants will learn the importance of what is recommended for an inspector's background and how this will help them keep a site in compliance with EPA requirements. An important topic covered with be an inspector’s assessment of a SWPPP.  In addition, participants will see how assessing past experiences will improve the inspection process.

    Items for this Module will include (but not limited to):

    • Definitions
      • Erosion
      • Sediment
      • Sedimentation
    • General Information
      • Topographic Assessments
      • Hydrology
      • Use of Flocculants
    • Assessing a SWPPP
      • Narrative
      • S&EC Drawings
      • Important Requirements
    • CISEC Code of Ethics

    Module 3: Inspecting BMPs

    This module will provide the necessary tools for inspecting BMPs found on land development, vertical/big box construction, and linear projects. Participants will learn about inspecting installed sediment and erosion control measures, whether the BMPs are functioning in a correct manner, and assess BMP limitations. In addition, information will be provided on inspecting storage areas where potential pollution problems may occur and assessing whether new BMPs need to be added or whether existing structures can be removed.

    Items for this Module will include (but are not limited to):

    • Writing Inspection and Corrective Action Reports
    • Sediment Control BMPs
      • Barriers
      • Sediment Containment Systems
      • Erosion Control BMPs
      • Limitations
      • Inspection Worksheets
    • Erosion Control BMPs
      • Structural Methods
      • Use of Vegetation
      • Mulches and RECPs
      • Wind Erosion
      • Limitations
      • Inspection Worksheets
    • Hazardous and Waste Material

    Module 4: Conducting Construction Site Inspections

    This module covers the basic duties of an inspector by conducting a “virtual” tour of a construction site. Participants will reinforce their role and responsibilities as inspectors to meet EPA Phase I and Phase II requirements. The module will include “hands-on” exercises on documenting, communicating, reading SWPPPs and S&EC plans, writing reports, interacting with fellow participants, and assessing what to look for on a construction site.

    Items for this Module will include (but are not limited to):

    • Inspection Requirements and Responsibilities
    • Assessing Inspection Reports
    • Conducting “Virtual Tour” Site Inspections:
      • Before Construction and During Grading Conditions
      • During Construction and After Construction Conditions
    • Writing Inspection and Corrective Action Reports

    At the completion of all four modules within this course, you will receive 8.5 Professional Development Hours of credit. For any questions on continuing education credit, please contact IECA Education at education@ieca.org

    CISEC, Inc.

    Canadian Office:

    Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
    101 Exchange Ave.
    Vaughan, ON L4K 5R6
    Phone: 416-661-6600, ext. 5293
    Email: victoria.kring@trca.ca

    USA Office:

    P.O. Box 188
    Parker, CO 80134
    Main Phone: 1-720-235-2783
    Fax: 1-303-841-6383
    Email:  contactus@cisecinc.org

  • CISEC USA Online Training: All Four Modules Package

    Contains 5 Product(s)

    This online course will help you prepare for the 3½-hour nationwide CISEC certification exam. It is meant only to be a guide and CISEC, Inc. does not make any claim that it represents everything covered in the examination since questions exist that can only be answered by gaining field experience.

    This online course will help you prepare for CISEC, Inc.’s 3½-hour nationwide Full certification or its In-Training (IT) exam.  They are meant to be a training guide and CISEC, Inc. does not make any claim that it represents everything covered in the examinations since questions exist that may only be answered by gaining field experience. 

    CISEC Online Training Package

    Module 1: EPA Rules and Regulations

    The purpose of this module is to ensure inspectors understand EPA and the Clean Water Act (CWA) requirements and how they are applicable to inspections.  Participants will evaluate EPA’s 2017 Construction General Permit (CGP) as it applies to inspector duties and obligations.

    Items for this module include (but are not limited to):

    • General Information
      • Clean Water Act
      • EPA Worksheets
    • EPA’s 2017 CGP Inspector Obligations
      • Introduction
      • Stormwater Control Requirements
      • Site Inspection Requirements
      • Corrective Actions Requirements

    Module 2: Background of an Inspector

    In this module, participants will learn the importance of what is recommended for an inspector's background and how this will help them keep a site in compliance with EPA requirements. An important topic covered with be an inspector’s assessment of a SWPPP.  In addition, participants will see how assessing past experiences will improve the inspection process.

    Items for this Module will include (but not limited to):

    • Definitions
      • Erosion
      • Sediment
      • Sedimentation
    • General Information
      • Topographic Assessments
      • Hydrology
      • Use of Flocculants
    • Assessing a SWPPP
      • Narrative
      • S&EC Drawings
      • Important Requirements
    • CISEC Code of Ethics

    Module 3: Inspecting BMPs

    This module will provide the necessary tools for inspecting BMPs found on land development, vertical/big box construction, and linear projects. Participants will learn about inspecting installed sediment and erosion control measures, whether the BMPs are functioning in a correct manner, and assess BMP limitations. In addition, information will be provided on inspecting storage areas where potential pollution problems may occur and assessing whether new BMPs need to be added or whether existing structures can be removed.

    Items for this Module will include (but are not limited to):

    • Writing Inspection and Corrective Action Reports
    • Sediment Control BMPs


      • Barriers
      • Sediment Containment Systems
      • Erosion Control BMPs
      • Limitations
      • Inspection Worksheets
    • Erosion Control BMPs
      • Structural Methods
      • Use of Vegetation
      • Mulches and RECPs
      • Wind Erosion
      • Limitations
      • Inspection Worksheets
    • Hazardous and Waste Material

    Module 4: Conducting Construction Site Inspections

    This module covers the basic duties of an inspector by conducting a “virtual” tour of a construction site. Participants will reinforce their role and responsibilities as inspectors to meet EPA Phase I and Phase II requirements. The module will include “hands-on” exercises on documenting, communicating, reading SWPPPs and S&EC plans, writing reports, interacting with fellow participants, and assessing what to look for on a construction site.

    Items for this Module will include (but are not limited to):

    • Inspection Requirements and Responsibilities
    • Assessing Inspection Reports
    • Conducting “Virtual Tour” Site Inspections:
      • Before Construction and During Grading Conditions
      • During Construction and After Construction Conditions
    • Writing Inspection and Corrective Action Reports

    At the completion of all four modules within this course, you will receive 7 Professional Development Hours of credit. For any questions on continuing education credit, please contact IECA Education at education@ieca.org

    CISEC, Inc.

    USA Office:

    P.O. Box 188
    Parker, CO 80134
    Main Phone: 1-720-235-2783
    Fax: 1-303-841-6383
    Email:  contactus@cisecinc.org

  • [Live] 2020 Clear Water Alabama

    Contains 13 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 10/15/2020 at 9:00 AM (MDT)

    Clear Water Alabama began as Red Water Blues in 2004 to provide technology to protect Alabama’s surface waters and related resources during construction activities. The program evolved in 2008 into the current event known today as Clear Water Alabama. The event provides technology in erosion control, sediment control and stormwater management. The 2020 event planned for September at Cullman, Alabama was cancelled and has been replaced by webinars presenting most of the topics planned for the seminar at Cullman. Events (26 since 2004) are provided by the Alabama Erosion and Sediment Control Partnership and Industry Supporters and this year with co-sponsorship by the IECA and the Alabama Stormwater Association.

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    October 15 | 22 | 29, 2020
    Clear Water Alabama began as Red Water Blues in 2004 to provide technology to protect Alabama’s surface waters and related resources during construction activities. The program evolved in 2008 into the current event known today as Clear Water Alabama. The event provides technology in erosion control, sediment control and stormwater management. The 2020 event planned for September at Cullman, Alabama was cancelled and has been replaced by webinars presenting most of the topics planned for the seminar at Cullman. Events (26 since 2004) are provided by the Alabama Erosion and Sediment Control Partnership and Industry Supporters and this year with co-sponsorship by the IECA and the Alabama Stormwater Association.
    This program includes 6 webinars with two webinars each Thursday for three weeks. Complete agenda is below: 
    Agenda (all times in Central Standard Time): 
    Thursday, October 15
      10:00 - 11:00AM | Alabama Stormwater Regulations and Water Quality Update with Jimbo Carlson, PE & Jennifer Haslbauer 
      The Stormwater Update will describe ADEM’s Construction Stormwater and MS4 programs with regard to permitting, compliance and enforcement. It will also give updates on the upcoming renewals of the Construction Stormwater and MS4 General Permits. After almost 40 years since the establishment of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, the Water Quality program remains an essential component in maintaining and improving the health of Alabama’s surface waters. The quality of Alabama’s surface waters has greatly improved over those 40 years, and the Water Quality program continues to evolve to address water quality issues. This presentation will compare the past water quality of Alabama versus the present and will provide information on current siltation impairments within the state.

      1:00 - 2:00PM | Performing CPR on Alabama’s Rivers: Conservation, Protection, and Restoration at Watershed Scale, with Jason Throneberry and Alana Reynolds
      The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Alabama has developed a holistic, watershed-scale approach to achieve long term conservation goals in focal watersheds within the state. This method has proved successful within the Paint Rock Watershed over the past 20 years and is now being implemented in other Strategic Habitat Units (SHUs) in Alabama. TNC’s current priority watersheds include: Paint Rock River, Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River, Big Canoe Creek, Cahaba River, and Terrapin Creek Watersheds. The holistic approach is an innovative concept that will serve to improve resiliency in the face of climate change, protect critical habitat, and sustain water resources for generations to come. Using science-based analytical processes, such as the Bank Erosion Hazard Index (BEHI) analysis, to identify major contributors of sedimentation within the watershed helps to focus restoration efforts as well as monetary resources. TNC strives to promote freshwater conservation through streambank restoration using natural channel design, reconnecting hydrologic landscapes with their natural floodplains, and directing private landowners to farm bill cost-share opportunities to implement best management practices. The core mechanisms that drive TNC’s conservation objectives include: (1) headwater protection through land acquisition and easements, (2) protection of water quality by restoring and bolstering riparian buffers on public and private lands, (3) on the ground restoration projects that stabilize eroding streambanks and increase overall water quality and instream habitat on public and private lands, and (4) promote public access and recreational use of these rivers to build a river culture where conservation and protection of the water resource is at the forefront.
    Thursday, October 22
      10:00 - 11:00AM | Solar Facility Construction Stormwater Challenges and Solutions with Barry Fagan, PE/PLS, ENV SP, CPMSM, CPESC, CESSWI and Kelly Yates, CPESC
      As utility-scale solar energy has become more cost effective, facility owners, designers, and contractors have expanded their territories into the more irregular terrain and wetter climate of the southeastern United States. The construction of these facilities requires large areas of disturbance. If not properly managed, related construction stormwater runoff can result in negative impacts to the natural environment and take away from the overall positive benefits of the sustainable energy source. In this presentation, two local stormwater professionals with experience in managing construction stormwater at solar facilities will discuss likely stormwater challenges and offer successfully applied approaches and solutions.

      1:00 - 2:00PM | Low Impact Development – Perspectives on Hydrologic & Long-Term Performance with Rob Brown, Ph.D., PE
      Low impact development (LID), or green infrastructure, stormwater management practices are becoming increasingly common as regulations are driving developments to infiltrate and treat the first flush of pollutants from stormwater runoff. LID practices function to restore the predevelopment hydrologic water balance in the landscape by promoting infiltration and evapotranspiration, and they also provide a variety of pollutant removal mechanisms to improve water quality of stormwater runoff. This presentation will discuss the connection between LID and healthy streams from a hydrologic perspective, and will highlight important design considerations from the speaker’s previous research, monitoring, and modeling results. In order to maintain and ensure long-term performance of these practices, a new set of visual-based operation and maintenance (O&M) tools for LID practices, that were developed in collaboration with the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, will be introduced.
    Thursday, October 29
      10:00 - 11:00AM | Auburn University Erosion and Sediment Control Test Facility Update with Wesley Donald, Ph.D., CPESC
      This presentation will discuss recent findings associated with work performed at the Auburn University – Erosion and Sediment Control Test Facility.  Findings will include tests performed on both erosion and sediment control practices and products.  Finally, an overview of the recent AU-ESCTF facility expansion and planned direction for future research and training will be discussed.
      1:00 - 2:00PM | New and Innovative Tools for Erosion and Sediment Control 
      Designing Silt Fence to Address Specific Site Condisions and Storm Events - Michael Perez, Ph.D., CPESC
      Tapping Technology to be More Efficient in the Field - John Curry, PE
      Low Impact Development Handbook for the State of Alabama - Eve Brantley, Ph.D.
      New App for the Field Guide for Erosion and Sediment Control on Construction Sites in Alabama - Ashley Henderson

    Course Level: All
    Thank you Sponsors:
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    Presented By: 
    Alabama Erosion and Sediment Control Partnership
    Providing Technology for Erosion and Sediment Control Practitioners 
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    Registration Information: 
    Register via credit card online by selecting register above and you will be instantly registered for the event. If you need a PO or to pay via check, please email IECA education at education@ieca.org to complete your registration process.

    Jason Throneberry

    Director of Freshwater Programs

    -    M.S. in Biology with an emphasis on rare species ecology, Tennessee Technological University

    -    12 years of experience in aquatic ecology, ecosystem assessment and restoration, and watershed assessment and restoration

    -    Certified Fisheries Biologist by the American Fisheries Society

    -    Rosgen fluvial geomorphology, river stability, and river assessment and monitoring training – Level 1 - 3

    -    Extensive experience in stream restoration, floodplain re-connection, and riparian forest restoration

    -    Extensive knowledge of stream dynamics and restoration methodology

    -    Extensive knowledge of Rare and Endemic Aquatic Species Ecology

    Alana Reynolds

    Watershed Coordinator

    -    B.S. in Environmental Science with a focus on water quality in freshwatersystems, University of Alabama

    -    9 years of experience in natural resources conservation planning, waterquality sampling, mapping and geospatial analyses, stormwater and sedimentationimpact assessments, stream monitoring, and watershed management planning

    -    Rosgen fluvial geomorphology, river stability, and river assessment andmonitoring training – Level 1

    -    Extensive knowledge in freshwater conservation, stream restoration, anderosion control techniques

    -    Extensive experience with landowner engagement, surveying and design, andbest management practice implementation

    Wesley Donald, Ph.D.

    Research Fellow IV

    Dr. Wesley Donald is currently a Research Fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering at Auburn University.  Dr. Donald received a Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees in Civil Engineering from Auburn University.  The focus of his doctoral research was on the use of ditch check practices in channelized flow for controlling erosion on highway construction sites.  Dr. Donald has performed research in ditch check practices; has researched sediment barriers in sheet flow applications for evaluating ALDOT sediment barrier practices; has evaluated catch basin inserts for urban runoff applications; and has assisted in the testing of inlet protection practices.  Currently Dr. Donald is overseeing the testing of erosion control products under simulated rainfall conditions.  Dr. Donald also provides training in erosion and sediment control technologies to industry practitioners; and is instructing undergraduate and graduate students in Introduction to Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, Project Estimating, and Erosion and Sediment Control Technologies in Construction.

    Michael Perez, Ph.D.

    Dr. Michael Perez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Auburn University.  He has been working in the stormwater management area since 2012 through research and consulting projects with the Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, and Ohio DOTs.  His expertise is in large-scale performance based testing, having designed and conducted experiments evaluating storm drain inlet protection, ditch checks, sediment basins, sediment barriers, rolled erosion control products, and surface skimmers at the Auburn University - Erosion and Sediment Control Testing Facility.  In addition, he has developed post-construction stormwater management design guidance and tools for the Georgia and Nebraska DOTs.  Dr. Perez has published over 20 journal articles and conference papers and has delivered dozens of technology transfer and continuing education seminars in the construction and post-construction stormwater management field.  He currently serves as the chair of the standards and practices committee for the International Erosion Control Association.  He is also a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and is an Iowa Certified SWPPP Designer and Inspector.

    Dr. Eve Brantley

    Professor and Water Resources Extension Specialist

    Eve Brantley is a Professor with the Auburn University Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences. She also serves as the Director of the Auburn University Water Resources Center and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System Water Resource Specialist. Brantley has worked on water education and project implementation at the watershed, river basin, and regional scales. Her work includes educational programming on green infrastructure, watershed planning and connecting people to their local water ways.

    John E. Curry, PE

    President

    John Curry is an Auburn Graduate with a Bachelors degree and a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering  from Auburn University where he specialized in computational modeling.  He is currently the President and Principle Engineer of Hydro, LLC.  His company is a general civil engineering firm that specializes in hydraulics and hydrology.  He has spent his career working in the field of hydraulics and hydrology and developing and seeking out new technologies for use in his field."

    Kelly A. Yates, CPESC

    Environmental Specialist

    Kelly has almost 20 years’ experience in the field of construction stormwater and has worked in both public and private sector.  Currently she works for Alabama Power Company as an Environmental Specialist in the Southern and Southeastern regions of the state.  She manages the construction stormwater program and is involved with the wetland, biological, and cultural issues.

     Kelly graduated from Auburn University at Montgomery and has a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a major in Environmental Science and minored in Chemistry and Microbiology.

    Barry Fagan, PE/PLS, ENV SP, CPESC, CPMSM, CESSWI

    Vice President - Green Infrastructure Volkert, Inc

    Barry Fagan has nearly 30 years of experience in guiding clients through the intersection of natural and built environments. Barry currently leads a green infrastructure service area for Alabama-based Volkert, where he fulfills his personal mission of helping good people get better at managing stormwater. Barry loves dirt, loves water, and enjoys the challenge of keeping the two separated.

    Robert Brown, Ph.D., P.E.

    Senior Water Resources Engineer

    Dr. Rob Brown is a Senior Water Resources Engineer and Brunswick Office Manager for Goodwyn Mills and Cawood (GMC) in coastal Georgia.  He has extensive experience monitoring, evaluating, researching, modeling, and designing GI/LID practices, as well as assisting local governments to implement successful green infrastructure projects.  Rob earned his Ph.D. from N.C. State University in 2011 and completed a 4-year postdoctoral research fellowship with the U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development in Edison, NJ.  Dr. Brown’s research has directly impacted bioretention and LID design guidance nationwide.   

    Jimbo Carlson, P.E.

    Chief of the Stormwater Management Branch

    Jimbo Carlson began his career with ADEM in 1997 as an environmental engineer in the Department’s Air Pollution Program.  In 2005, Mr. Carlson became Chief of Facilities Engineering Section in the Department’s Hazardous Waste Branch.  In 2008, he headed up the new NPDES Enforcement Section in ADEM’s Water Division.  In 2010, Mr. Carlson returned to the Air Division as the Chief of the Industrial Minerals Section.

     In July of 2019, Mr. Carlson assumed his current position as Chief of the Stormwater Management Branch in the Water Division.  In this role, he is responsible for NPDES permitting of mining activities, construction stormwater, and municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4).  He is also responsible for compliance and enforcement for the mining and MS4 entities.

     Mr. Carlson graduated from Auburn University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.  He is a Certified Public Manager and is a registered Professional Engineer in Alabama.

    Jennifer Haslbauer, P.E.

    Chief of the Standards and Planning Section

    Jennifer Haslbauer began her career with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management in 2009 as an Environmental Engineering Specialist in the Water Quality Branch. In 2017, she became Chief of the Standards and Planning Section within the Water Quality Branch. Her program responsibilities include Water Quality Standards; 303(d)/305(b) Assessment, Listing, and Reporting; and, 401 Water Quality Certification, as well as providing support, where needed, to other ADEM programs. 

     Ms. Haslbauer is a registered Professional Engineer in Alabama. She graduated from The University of Alabama in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. 

    To receive credit for this class you must watch at least one presentation. You have the option to listen to as many presentations as you wish, however you will only receive education credit for the presentations you attended. The total number of Professional Development Hours for this event is six (6).



  • [Live] IECA South Central Virtual Connection: Water Quality & Stormwater Management

    Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 10/07/2020 at 11:00 AM (MDT)

    Hosted by the IECA South Central Chapter and IECA Region One, join us for the IECA South Central Virtual Connection. This event offers 4 - one hour live webinars (available on-demand, post event). This event is free to members and low cost for nonmembers.

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    Hosted by the IECA South Central Chapter and IECA Region One 

    Join us for the IECA South Central Virtual Connection: Water Quality and Stormwater Management. This event offers 4 - one hour live webinars (available on-demand, post-event) with presentations from each state within the South Central Region: Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Each event will be presented by a South Central industry leader and take a look at different stormwater management and water quality throughout the region. Industry professionals will leave this event with practical knowledge that can be applied to their job. This event is free to members and low cost for nonmembers. 

    Agenda (all presentations are at 12:00PM Central Time): 

    • Wednesday, October 7 | [Oklahoma] Stormwater Erosion Control Enforcement Styles; John Wayne or Jimmy Stewart with Tom Tolbert
    • Wednesday, October 14 | [Arkansas] Keeping Runoff Prevention Important Even During a Pandemic with Patricia Ouei
    • Wednesday, October 21 | [Louisiana] Presentation to be Announced 
    • Wednesday, October 28 | [Texas] LID Solutions in San Antonio, TX from Nefi Garza

    Course Level: All


    Hosted by:

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    Nefi Garza

    Assistant Director of Public Works

    Born and raised in San Antonio, Nefi Garza has worked for both public and private industries. He attended the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and earned a degree in Civil Engineering. Beginning his career with private engineering firms, Nefi learned hydrology and hydraulics from great mentors and became a licensed Professional Engineer.

    Nefi joined the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) in 2002, where he was involved with major projects such as the Bexar County Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) update. After nine years at SARA, Nefi joined the City of San Antonio and spent three years with in the Department of Public Works. 

    Nefi returned to the private sector in 2012 and worked there for over four years, establishing a successful hydrology and hydraulics practice.

    Nefi returned to the City of San Antonio’s Public Works Department in 2017, where he currently serves as Assistant Director of Public works and oversees the Storm Water Division.

    Nefi, his wife Maria, and his son Samuel reside in San Antonio. They enjoy camping, hiking, and activities at church and are particularly proud of their family accomplishment of climbing the highest peak in Texas.

    Thomas Tolbert

    Stormwater Management Water Quality

    Educated as a geologist who spent much of the late 70s and early 80s as an independent geologist in shallow oil & gas exploration in Oklahoma, Kansas. As the oil bust of the 80s progressed I became more involved with environmental work, first in petroleum and later in Phase I audits for the cellular tower systems. I have spent thirty years in the environmental industry, the last twenty in municipal stormwater and stormwater quality working for Broken Arrow what was a small suburban community on the outskirts of Tulsa.  This small community is now the third or fourth largest (I think Norman counts students at OU) city in Oklahoma. I am the current board chair of the Tulsa County Conservation District, as well as sitting on the board of the Southcentral Chapter of International Erosion Control Association as the Oklahoma representative 

    Trish Ouei

    Urban Stormwater Educator

    Trish Ouei is an urban stormwater educator at the Benton County Cooperative Extension Service under the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.  Trish has a BS in Health Education and a Masters in Educational Technologies.  She has severed on many boards throughout her career including statewide boards such as the Society for Public Health Education and the Arkansas Environmental Education Association.  Her career allows her to not only look at water quality from a runoff management side, but with a public health eye and as part of solid waste management.  She co-authored the LakeSmart Training Manual and Evaluation Materials, which received the state, regional, and national award for best training manual by the National Association of County Agricultural Agents and has received the Ginger Tatom Water Quality Professional award for Arkansas.

    To receive credit for this class you must watch at least one presentation. You have the option to listen to as many presentations as you wish, however you will only receive education credit for the presentations you attended. The total number of Professional Development Hours for this event is four (4).



    IECA's Group Watch Feature is designed to save you money while still delivering our world class education. The cost is one connection at full price and then each additional connection within your organization is $15. You must be part of the same organization to purchase group watch. To purchase the group watch for your organization, please contact jack@ieca.org.

  • [Live] IECA Western Virtual Connection: Wildfire Planning and Remediation in the Western US

    Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 09/29/2020 at 12:45 PM (MDT)

    Join us for the IECA Western Virtual Connection: Wildfire Planning and Remediation in the Western US. This event offers three (3) live webinars over three weeks with no cost to IECA members and $45 for nonmembers. This series will focus on wildfire planning and remediation techniques in the Western US.

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    Hosted by the IECA Western Chapter and IECA Region One

    Join us for the IECA Western Virtual Connection: Wildfire Planning and Remediation in the Western US. This event offers three (3) live webinars over three weeks with no cost to IECA members and $45 for nonmembers. This series will focus on wildfire planning and remediation techniques in the Western US. 

    Agenda (all times in Pacific Standard Time): 

    Tuesday, September 29

    11:45AM - 1:00PM 

      First Steps following an Incident of Wildfire: Development of a Hazard Assessment and Mitigation Plan (HAMP)
      Michael Harding - Environmental Scientist
      In the Western United States, the contradictions inherent in two climatic extremes – drought and El Niño - exacerbate soil erosion issues and produce a deadly confluence: wildfires and accelerated erosion and flooding.  El Niño conditions generally result in above-average rainfall and greater vegetative growth.  In droughty conditions, this increase in biomass can result in more intense burns of dormant or dead vegetation and thereby accelerated erosion due to changes in the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil.   Research has shown that as burn severity increases, so does erosion, sedimentation, runoff, and flooding.  Burn severity also affects the time that it takes for a watershed to recover its normal hydrologic function.
      Erosion Control and Stormwater Contractor Perspective - Installation and Lessons Learned
      Brandon Coppedge and Jay Selby - Selby's Soil | SSEC APEX
      An erosion control/stormwater contractor perspective on installation, long term maintenance concerns including BMPs, site stabilization timelines, rainy season mudslides to the latest specs of wood and tac. This presentation will talk about the transformation of fire jobs in the last ten years. Going from aerial seeding to straw bombs and time and materials BFM with seed. Learn about the problems encountered from site accesses to billing. Photos and video from different fires will be shared. 

    Tuesday, October 6

    11:45AM - 1:00PM 

      Incident Management CalRecycle Specifications and Procedures
      Todd Thalhamer, PE, CalRecycle

      This presentation will look emergency erosion control measures in the urban interface from wildfires and review what worked and what did not for the Camp Fire in Paradise, California.  We will discuss why erosion control measures are critical, how to use “erosion control triage,” and review health and safety issues for erosion control crews.  Additionally, we will discuss some proposed changes in the erosion control industry after wildfires.

      Camp Fire; Initial Response Efforts and Emergency Watershed Protective Measures
      Radley Ott, P.E. M.S., Assistant Director, Butte County Department of Public Works

      The Camp fire in Northern California claimed nearly three times as many lives and structures than any other wildfire in California’s history. The fire took seventeen days to contain, and total damage is estimated to be $17 billion. Environmental impacts from the largest fire in the United States, since the Cloquet fire in 1918, will take months and years to even be realized. The cleanup is estimated to be the biggest debris clean-up since the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and debris removal is estimated to be approximately $1.2 billion. Radley will be providing an informal presentation on his experiences and activities responding to fire damage and lessons learned to date on the watershed and infrastructure related activities following the Camp Fire. These key activities include integrating large scale abatement and recovery efforts with various local, state and federal entities; implementation of Best Management Practices; addressing heightened risk of physical watershed processes (i.e. rain events); and water quality monitoring. 

    Tuesday, October 13

    11:45AM - 1:00PM 

      A Brief History of Post-Fire Assessment on Non-Federal Lands in California 
      Pete Cafferata - Watershed Protection Program Manager, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

      California has a long history of damage from post-fire flooding and debris flows, often denoted as the fire-flood sequence.  Post wildfire assessment work has been conducted on non-federal lands in California for more than 60 years. State statues written decades ago allow the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to conduct post-fire surveys to prevent destructive floods and revegetate hillslopes.  From 1956 to 1999, the Department utilized aerial grass seeding for emergency revegetation projects on burned hillslopes.  Annual ryegrass was selected for soil stabilization due to rapid germination and low cost.  Studies conducted in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, however, showed that aerial grass seeding was unlikely to reduce post-fire erosion the first winter, when most of the impacts occur.  Native species and non-persistent non-native species were mostly used in the 1990’s, before aerial seeding ended in 1999 on non-federal lands.  In the early 2000’s, research projects showed that straw/wood mulch and hydromulch are much more effective in preventing erosion, but these are expensive treatments that can generally only be applied on gentle to moderate slopes for small percentages of the fire area, if used at all.  Hillslope applications of these practices are only used by federal agencies in California for site-specific areas.  
      Challenges of Post-Wildfire Erosion Control from the Perspective of a Transportation Agency
      Logan Moore - Landscape Architect, DOT District 2

      This presentation will focus on the challenges of post-wildfire erosion control from the perspective of a transportation agency. During the discussion we will look at right of ways and the limits, evaluate working with other public and private agencies, discuss time restrictions due to weather, soil specific strategies and lessons learned from other fire events. This is an engaging conversation that will close out the IECA Western Virtual Connection. 

    Notice: After you register for this event, be sure to 'add to calendar' either from the content tab or when you receive the confirmation email. You will join the event through this same page in the IECA eHub. If you miss a live event, it will be recorded. 

    Pete Cafferata

    Watershed Protection Program Manager

    Pete Cafferata is the Watershed Protection Program Manager for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE).   He has 39 years of experience providing assistance and technical support in assessing forest watershed scale projects, addressing water quality concerns related to timber harvesting, and evaluating post-fire erosion and flooding impacts.  Mr. Cafferata has assisted with the collection and analysis of statewide water quality-related monitoring data from non-federal timberlands since 1991, and he has participated in the Caspar Creek Experimental Watersheds study, a cooperative long-term study between the USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station and CAL FIRE, since 1982.  Additionally, he provides training on watershed topics to agency personnel and private foresters.   Mr. Cafferata holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry from UC Berkeley and a Master’s Degree in Forest Engineering (Hydrology) from Oregon State University.  He is a Professional Hydrologist, Registered Professional Forester, and Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control.

    Michael V. Harding

    Environmental Scientist

    Michael V. Harding is an environmental scientist and one of the leading technical experts in the erosion control industry.  A graduate from Purdue University, Michael has over 40 years of experience in erosion and sediment control, resource management, mined land reclamation, wildlife habitat development, and nonpoint source pollution control both in the United States and overseas.  He designed and supervised the construction of the San Diego State University Soil Erosion Research laboratory and was its Director from 1999 through 2002.  He has contributed significantly to the body of knowledge related to the effectiveness of alternative approaches to erosion control through field and laboratory testing programs. 

     Michael has played a key role in the emergency soil stabilization efforts for more than eighty   wildfire incidents, including the 1991 Oakland firestorm, 1993 Southern California fires, San Diego City/County fires, including the 2003 (Cedar), 2007 (Witch Creek), 2014 (Bernardo Complex) and the 2016 Lilac Fire.  He has provided guidance and expert services for the 2016 Tubbs Fire and the 2017 Thomas Fire and the 2018 Woolsey Fire. 

     Michael is the former President of the International Erosion Control Association and former Chief of Council for that organization’s International Regional Council.  He is one of the leading technical authors on subjects related to erosion and sediment control, resource management, and post-fire hazard mitigation and his scientific papers and articles have appeared in publications domestically and overseas.  

    Radley Ott, P.E. M.S.

    Assistant Director

    Radley grew up in Central Oregon, and earned a B.S. in Environmental Science and minor in Biology from Willamette University and earned a M.S. in Civil Engineeringfrom Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.  Radley moved to California in 2008 as an Associate Engineer for the Town of Paradise.  He has since worked for Tehama County and in the private sector as a consulting engineer.  In 2016, Radley joined Butte County and in the winter of 2017 became the Assistant Director for the Department of Public Works.  In this capacity, Radley is involved in road maintenance activities, capital projects and recently has become involved in the tree-removal, watershed, and infrastructure response and recovery efforts following the Camp Fire.

    Logan Moore

    Landscape Associate

    LoganMoore is a Landscape Associate in Caltrans’ District 2 in Redding, CA. His Caltrans career started in 2012 as a Transportation Planner inSacramento in Headquarters. In 2014 he transitioned to Landscape Architectureas a Landscape Associate in Eureka in District 1. After 13 months of the coldand foggy weather he moved his family to Redding to 115 degree summers.

     Hehas a Bachelors Degree in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planningfrom Utah State University and a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planningfrom the University of Colorado Denver.   

     Inhis spare time he battles aphids in his vegetable garden, camps with hisfamily, and paddle boards on the gorgeous Whiskeytown Lake. 

    You will receive one (1) Professional Development Hour per class in this Virtual Connection. You have the option to listen to as many presentations as you wish, however you will only receive education credit for the presentations you attended. The total number of Professional Development Hours for this event is three (3).

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  • [Live] IECA Washington Virtual Connection: What Every CESCL Should Know

    Contains 14 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 09/23/2020 at 9:00 AM (MDT)

    Hosted by the IECA Pacific Northwest Chapter and IECA Region One This event offers 6 – one hour live presentations focused on what a CSECL should know and management of erosion control and stormwater in the state of Washington.

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    Hosted by the IECA Pacific Northwest Chapter and IECA Region One This event offers 6 – one hour live presentations focused on what a CSECL should know and management of erosion control and stormwater in the state of Washington. 

    Agenda (all times in Pacific Standard Time): 

    Wednesday, September 23rd
    • 8:00 - 9:00AM | The Excellent CESCL with Carl Menconi, CPESC, CESSWI
    • 9:10 - 10:10AM | International Arrivals Facility – Managing Erosion Control and Stormwater During Construction of SeaTac Airports Shining New Star. With Troy Modie, CPSWPPP, CCIS
    • 1:00 - 2:00PM | Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Preventing Trackout with Dave Jenkins
    Thursday, September 24th
    • 8:00 - 9:00AM | Sunset Side Slope Stabilization with Alan Schumacher
    • 9:10 - 10:10AM | WA State Construction and Industrial Stormwater General Permit Compliance with Evan Dobrowski & Mathew Kwartin
    • 1:00 - 2:00PM | Expecting the Unexpected: Managing Stormwater in a 100-Year Floodplain with Marley Kirkham

    On-Demand Presentations - you will be notified as these are posted:

    • Improving Specification of Subsurface LID Measures with Jason Bailey, PE
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    Jason Bailey, PE

    Product Line Manager

    Jason Bailey, previously with Brentwood Industries (StormTank), is the General Manager and Civil Engineer for All County and Associates, Inc. Jason has a degree in Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology from Penn Sate and is a licensed engineer in Pennsylvania. During the past 8+ years, he lead the sales and engineering growth of Brentwood’s StormTank Product Line. This included the development of multiple products, increased engineering support and product testing. Previous roles provided him a unique experience level and stormwater understanding, as he served as a Regulator and Civil Designer, before Brentwood.

    Carl Menconi, CPESC, CESSWI

    Inspector

    Carl Menconi has taught erosion control certification courses in Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska since 2000. He has worked as a third-party inspector for King County projects, assisting contractors and the County to remain in compliance with NPDES permits, and consults with other contractors and public agencies to solve challenging stormwater compliance issues. In these roles Carl has trained and worked closely with hundreds of CESCLs, observing firsthand the conditions that enhance and hinder their performance. Carl came to the field of stormwater management from stream restoration and wilderness trail construction, and continues to work in those disciplines as a trainer and technical consultant. In addition to being a Washington CESCL, his certifications include CPESC (Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control) and CESSWI (Certified Erosion, Sediment, and Stormwater Inspector).

    Marley Kirkham

    Assistant Erosion Control Manager

    Marley is currently the Assistant Erosion Control Manager at Earth Solutions NW, LLC in Redmond, WA where she is in charge of erosion control consultations across the greater Puget Sound region. In her current role, Marley specializes in providing turbidity monitoring plans, turbidity monitoring field services, DOE-certified erosion control observations, grading-season extension applications, and King County sewer discharge permits. When not looking for new and inventive BMPs to implement onsite, Marley enjoys rafting, disc golfing and working with her erosion sniffing dog, Tilly. 

    Troy Modie, CPSWPPP, CCIS

    Soil Management Technical Specialist

    Troy is currently the Soil Management Technical Specialist for the Port of Seattle Seaport and SeaTac Airport, he is in charge of Erosion, Sediment and stormwater control. In this role Troy is responsible for designing and managing erosion, sediment and stormwater control specifications for Port wide heavy civil projects and ensuring compliance with SeaTac Airports Individual Industrial Permit and General Permit compliance for the seaport. When not at work he enjoys Fly fishing and Family, “just don’t tell his wife the order he put those in”.

    Mathew Kwartin

    Stormwater Inspector and Compliance Specialist

    Mat has 15 years of experience in Environmental compliance and enforcement, including the Emission Check Program in Air Quality and now Compliance and Technical Assistance in Construction Stormwater. His current role includes WSDOT projects as well as commercial and residential construction permits, and contaminated site review for Administrative Orders. He is a former middle school science teacher with a BS in Biology from Stockton University in New Jersey, and a MA in Education from Lesley University (part of Cambridge University complex). In his rare spare time, he enjoys volunteering with Scouting USA, Girl Scouts, cooking and fishing with his kids, and reading a good crime novel. He takes an educational approach to his work, emphasizing the why and how aspects of the CSWGP, helping permittees and project leads understand why we do what we do to protect Washington waters and species.

    Evan Dobrowski

    Stormwater and Maritime Compliance Specialist

    Evan Dobrowski has 8 years of experience working with environmental regulations and enforcement. Born, raised and educated in the Pacific Northwest, receiving a Bachelors degree in Environmental Science and policy from Huxley College. He enjoys the great outdoors and devotes his life to reduce human impacts to the environment for future generations. Evan has spent most of his career in the public sector, starting out in farm planning, and working into permitting and policy enforcement. If you see him on your site he is there to see how he can help solve a problem not create more so please see him and other inspectors as a member of the team.

    David Jenkins

    Erosion Control/Stormwater Engineer

    David Jenkins has been the Port of Seattle’s Erosion Control/Stormwater Engineer for the past 21 years overseeing compliance on billions of dollars-worth of heavy civil public works construction projects at Sea-Tac International Airport, on the Seattle waterfront and Duwamish Waterway.

    Al Schumacher

    Senior Project Manager

    Al brings over 30 years experience in developing new business models and new approaches to difficult challenges in the construction and environmental service industries.  He currently works for Encore Environmental as a Senior Project Manager and oversees all current projects for environmental inspections, water treatment, slide repair and habitat restoration.

    To receive credit for this Virtual Connection you must watch each presentation. You have the option to listen to as many presentations as you wish, however you will only receive education credit for the presentations you attended. The total number of Professional Development Hours for this event is six (6).



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  • [Live] IECA MAC Virtual Connection: Keeping the Mid-Atlantic Waters Clean

    Contains 14 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 09/16/2020 at 6:00 AM (MDT)

    Hosted by the IECA Mid-Atlantic Chapter and IECA Region One, join us for the IECA MAC Virtual Connection from the comfort of your home or office. This event offers presentations focusing on issues around the Mid-Atlantic Region of the US. This event is free to members and low cost for nonmembers.

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    Hosted by the IECA Mid-Atlantic Chapter and IECA Region One

    Join us for the IECA MAC Virtual Connection from the comfort of your home or office. This event offers six (6) live webinars and five (5) on-demand presentations at no cost to IECA members and low cost for nonmembers. This series will focus on issues around the Mid-Atlantic Region of the US. Each event will be presented by a Mid-Atlantic industry leader and take a look at different keeping waters clean throughout the region. Industry professionals will leave this event with practical knowledge that can be applied to their job. This event is free to members and low cost for nonmembers. 

    Agenda (all times in Eastern Standard Time): 

    Wednesday, September 16th - 

    • 8:00 - 8:50AM | Contractor Corner Moderated by Don Elly
    • 9:00 - 9:50AM | Research to Practice – Results from Monitoring Stormwater Control Measures that every Designer Needs to Know with Robert Traver 
    • 2:00 - 2:50PM | Native & Reclamation Seed Mixes for use in Mid-Atlantic Solar Farms with Joe Belmont

    Thursday, September 17th - 

    • 8:00 - 8:50AM | Grant Opportunities for Watershed Restoration, Stormwater Management, and Community Engagement with the Chesapeake Bay Trust with Jeff Popp
    • 9:00 - 9:50AM | Watershed Stewards Academy in Maryland - Saving the Bay One Rain Garden at a Time with Eric Buehl
    • 2:00 - 2:50PM | Infiltration Break-Through: How Getting Soils to Cooperate Might Save Your Next Project with Corey Simonpietri

    On-Demand Presentations - you will be notified as these are posted:

    • Improving Specification of Subsurface LID Measures
    • One Project, Several BMP
    • Overcoming Our Common Revegetation Challenges
    • Erosion Control Products: Supporting the Environment from Beginning to End
    • Dam or Filter – What’s the Difference When it Comes to Sediment Control?

    Course Level: All

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    Robert Traver, Ph.D., PE, D.WRE, F. ASCE

    Professor of Civil Engineering, Director of the Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems

    ROBERT TRAVER is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Villanova University, and founding Director of the Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems. His current research is to advance the performance of green stormwater infrastructure through understanding the engineering unit processes, and subscribes to the Teacher – Scholar model bringing his research to his students. Dr Traver initiated the Stormwater Control Measure Demonstration and Research Park on the Villanova Campus. Dr Traver served on ASCE’s External Review Panel (ERP) of the Corps investigation of Hurricane Katrina, and was a member of the National Academies Committee entitled Reducing Stormwater Discharge Contributions to Water Pollution. Dr Traver received his BSCE degree from the Virginia Military Institute, his MCE from Villanova, and his Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University. He continues to serve the profession as an associate editor of the ASCE Journal of Sustainable Water in the Build Environment.

    Joe Belmonte

    Business Development Manager

    Joe Belmonte is the Business Development Manager for Environmental Construction Solutions. He has been in the construction products industry for nearly two decades, with a focus on turfgrass and erosion control for the last eleven years. Joe is a Certified by Virginia DEQ as a Program Administrator for Erosion & Sediment Control and Stormwater. He holds a Certificate of Sustainability from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. Joe has worked with engineers, municipalities and contractors on some of the Mid-Atlantic’s most challenging vegetative areas including landfill closures, solar farms and mine reclamations.

    Jeffrey Popp

    Senior Program Officer, Restoration

    Jeffrey Popp joined the Chesapeake Bay Trust in March 2016 and leads the Green Streets Green Jobs Green Towns, Anne Arundel County Forestry and Forested Land Protection, and Montgomery County Stormwater grant programs. Before coming to the Trust, Jeff was the Land Restoration Manager and Manager of Conservation Projects with the Wildlife Habitat Council where he coordinated, designed, and managed on-the-ground corporate habitat restoration projects in rural, urban, and corporate settings. Jeff has also worked for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and continues has continued his role as volunteer Co-Director for the Terrapin Institute since 2003, where he works to help protect terrapins and other species of turtle in Maryland. Jeff enjoys helping landowners navigate and overcome the challenges of creating successful restoration projects that benefit wildlife, water quality, and surrounding communities.
    Jeff has over 15 years of experience in wildlife habitat design and restoration, conservation education, and environmental outreach and specializes in native plants of the Mid-Atlantic region, reptiles and amphibians, native pollinators, and habitat restoration. He has served on Governor appointed task forces relating to reptile, amphibian, pollinators, and fisheries conservation and remains active in natural resource and conservation issues on national and local levels.

    Eric Buehl

    Regional Watershed Restoration Specilist

    Eric Buehl has been with University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension since the fall of 2014 and is a Regional Watershed Restoration Specialist with the University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension Program. He serves five counties of Maryland’s mid and upper Eastern Shore including Caroline, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Kent, and Cecil. As part of the Watershed Protection and Restoration Program, he provides technical assistance and outreach to all levels of government, non-profit organizations, and communities seeking solutions to a variety of water quality issues. Eric’s background is in stormwater management, habitat and water quality restoration project design and implementation, and land surveying. Eric served as a founding member and was the first MAC Chapter president back in the 1990s. He resides in Talbot County, Maryland in the town of Queen Anne with his wife and two daughters.

    Jason Bailey, PE

    Product Line Manager

    Jason Bailey, previously with Brentwood Industries (StormTank), is the General Manager and Civil Engineer for All County and Associates, Inc. Jason has a degree in Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology from Penn Sate and is a licensed engineer in Pennsylvania. During the past 8+ years, he lead the sales and engineering growth of Brentwood’s StormTank Product Line. This included the development of multiple products, increased engineering support and product testing. Previous roles provided him a unique experience level and stormwater understanding, as he served as a Regulator and Civil Designer, before Brentwood.

    Nancy Schumm, CPESC, CPMSM, PWS

    Department Manager, Water/Environmental

    Nancy Schumm, PWS, CPESC, CPMSM is the award-winning author of 2 books on natural areas and plant history and 3 books on regional history. Nancy has been lecturing and presenting professional papers on environmental topics nationally and internationally since 1997. As a Department Manager in Baltimore for PRIME AE Group, Inc. Nancy manages the team that conducts forest and wetland delineations, and the wide array of permits for environmental issues in Maryland. In her spare time, Nancy can be found roaming around forests and sometimes hugging trees.

    Lauren Alaniz

    Director of Sales

    Lauren Alaniz is the Director of Sales at ECBVerdyol, a manufacturer of erosion control and revegetation products. She has worked in the erosion control industry for fifteen years, with a focus over the last decade in achieving successful vegetation on project sites across the country.
    She has a BA from the University of Texas at Austin in Cultural Anthropology... which means it makes perfect sense that she now works in the erosion control industry.

    Lisa Simms, PE CPESC, PE CPESC

    Technical Sales Manager

    Lisa Simms has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Auburn University.  She is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Georgia and a Certified Professional in Erosion & Sediment Control.  Lisa serves as the Technical Sales Manager for East Coast Erosion Control and is responsible for providing technical assistance and training to SWPPP designers, implementing the East Coast Erosion Control QC/QA program and ensuring that East Coast Erosion Control provides top of the line products.  Her consulting experience includes 7 years of civil site design, 2 years of geotechnical & construction materials testing and has also spent 8 years in technical sales.

    Craig Shultz

    Business Development Manager

    Mr. Craig Shultz is employed by American Excelsior Company - Earth Science Division - Arlington, TX, as the Business Development Manager. Mr. Shultz graduated from the University of Kansas. He has worked on numerous E&S control projects and has experience with rolled erosion controls blankets, Turf Reinforcement Mats, hydraulic mulches, Alternative Daily Landfill Cover and other erosion and sediment control products. He is an active member of ASTM where he serves as the Chairman of Task Group D18.25.08 (Sediment Control). Mr. Shultz participates in the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC). In addition, Mr. Shultz is an industry member on the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP) Technical Committee on Erosion Control Products and Sediment Retention Devices.

    Corey Simonpietri

    Director of Stormwater Management

    Corey has been involved with stormwater for over 25 years at ACF Environmental. Currently he serves as ACF’s Director of Stormwater Management, bringing to market emerging technologies that improve the management of stormwater. He has served on the board of Directors for the central Virginia Green Building chapter, the Technical Committee for the Rappahannock River Basin Commission, the STEPP Work Team, and has spoken at numerous conferences and instructional classes throughout the country.

    Don Elly, CPESC, CISEC

    VP, Environmental

    Don’s career includes over 30 years of Operations leadership, including P&L and overall Stormwater Compliance responsibility, in multiple Construction Industry sectors (Energy, Commercial, Residential, Heavy Highway). Most recently, he assumed the leadership role for Environmental Compliance at Allan Myers, the Mid-Atlantic region’s largest Heavy Highway Contractor and Aggregate and Asphalt supplier. Don serves on the Boards of the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy and ACE Mentor Greater Philadelphia, loves to fish, and resides with his wife of 36 years, near to his children and 6 grandchildren, in Southeast Pennsylvania.

    To receive credit for this class you must watch at least one presentation. You have the option to listen to as many presentations as you wish, however you will only receive education credit for the presentations you attended. The total number of Professional Development Hours for this event is five (5).



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  • [Live] IECA Canada Virtual Connection: Leading the Way in Erosion & Sediment Control in Canada

    Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 09/14/2020 at 11:00 AM (MDT)

    This event offers 3 – one hour live webinars (that are recorded if you miss one) on Erosion and Sediment Control in Canada. Living in the Great White North creates its own unique challenges, join us for a discussion with local experts on Erosion Control Planning and monitoring.

    Hosted by the IECA Canadian Chapter and IECA Region One.

    This event offers 3 – one hour live webinars on Erosion and Sediment Control in Canada. All sessions are recorded and available on-demand after the event. Living in the Great White North creates its own unique challenges, join us for a discussion with local experts on Erosion Control Planning and monitoring. This not to be missed event is free to the IECA membership and low cost for non-members.

    Live Webinar Presentations (11:00AM Mountain Standard Time):

    • Monday, September 14th - Erosion and Sediment Control Planning When you Live in a Deep Freeze with Elyse MacDonald, CPESC 
    • Tuesday, September 15th – Digitizing Erosion & Sediment Control Monitoring with Real-Time Remote In-Water Turbidity Measurements with Dan Menard 
    • Wednesday, September 16th  - Designing Effective Erosion and Sediment Control Plans with Katherine Mitchell

    Course Level: All

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    Elyse MacDonald, CPESC

    Business Leader

    Elyse MacDonald, CPESC (3430) has worked in multiple sectors designing, monitoring, and consulting on Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) mitigation measures for the past approximately 17 years.  She obtained the CPESC designation in 2006 at the IECA Long Beach conference and was the BC, Canada EnviroCert representative until moving to Alberta in 2012. Elyse is currently the Business Leader for the Ecology and Planning group in Hemmera Envirochem Inc’s Calgary office.  

    Dan Menard, P.Geo., QP, MBA

    General Manager

    Dan Menard has been an environmental professional for more than 25 years, specializing in water, permits and environmental management and compliance.

    Dan is General Manager of Groundwater Environmental Management Services (GEMS), an Ontario based environmental inspection & monitoring company servicing the construction and land development industries and Environmental Monitoring and Compliance Inc. (EMAC), a start-up focusing on integrating technology and instrumentation with data logging and Internet of Things (IoT) communications platforms for different environmental monitoring applications for industries and companies that are generally slower to adopt technological based innovation.

    Having worked on both the consulting and the client side of our business, Dan understands what is important to individual stakeholders and knows how to tailor sometimes technically complicated issues to make them meaningful for different audiences.

    Katherine Mitchell, EP, CPESC, CAN-CISEC

    To receive credit for this Virtual Connection you must watch each presentation. You have the option to listen to as many presentations as you wish, however you will only receive education credit for the presentations you attended. The total number of Professional Development Hours for this event is three (3).



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  • [Live] IECA Virtual Connection: Erosion Control and Stormwater Innovation 2.0

    Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 08/12/2020 at 11:00 AM (MDT)

    Join us for the August IECA Virtual Connection: Erosion Control and Stormwater Innovation 2.0 from the comfort of your home or office. This event offers 3 - one hour live webinars, with on-demand recordings if you miss a live presentation. This event is free to members and paid for nonmembers.

    Hosted by IECA Region One with Platinum Sponsor Convergent Water Technologies, join us for the August IECA Virtual Connection: Erosion Control and Stormwater Innovation 2.0. This event offers 3 - one hour live webinars, with on-demand recordings if you miss a live presentation. This event is free to members and paid for nonmembers. 

    Agenda (11:00AM Mountain Standard Time):

    • On-Demand - !@#$ Maintenance! It’s not a four letter word with David Batts and Sean Simonpietri
    • August 12th – Innovative Industrial Stormwater Strategies with Mitch Whitson 
    • August 19th – 10 Pounds of GSI in a 5 Pound Bag with Scott Gorneau, PE & Rob Woodman, PE
    • Course Level: All

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    David Batts

    Director, Construction EcoServices

    David Batts grew up on the Texas Gulf Coast where he spent every free moment he had on the water. It was fitting that as a professional he found himself helping protect the very ecosystem that he enjoyed as an adolescent. Promoting innovative new water management strategies is as much of a passion as it is how he makes a living, and he often finds himself far from home presenting to anyone that will listen about his latest finding or lesson learned in his pursuit of perfection in Green Infrastructure Design and Construction Methods. David joined Construction EcoServices in 2006 as the first employee in the Stormwater System Solutions business unit that he now runs. He is an avid fisherman and conservationist and spends as much time as possible with his wife and three boys enjoying nature.

    Mitch Whitson

    Scott Gorneau, PE

    Rob Woodman , PE

    Senior Engineer and Region Manager

    Rob graduated in Civil Engineering from the University of Wollongong, Australia. He spent the first 10 years as design and project engineer for a private engineering consulting firm, gaining experience and expanding his knowledge of the industry on a wide variety of civil and stormwater engineering design projects for private and public sector clients throughout New England. Rob now serves ACF Environmental as the Senior Stormwater Engineer and the Region Manager for the company for New England and New York and supports engineers, landscape architects and designers on site development and green infrastructure systems from Maine to Maryland overcoming design and permitting challenges with a suite of innovative solutions. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Maine and Pennsylvania, a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sedimentation Control, Maine DEP Certified Stormwater Inspector, Master Gardener, and entrepreneur. Rob lives in Gorham, Maine with his wife, Jessi and four children under 12.

    Sean Simonpietri

    Civil Engineer from Virginia Tech

    Worked in the construction division of ACF Environmental for 20 years focused on technical installations of environmental products (geomembrane liner, paving fabric, stamped asphalt, and bridge joints). Started Exact Stormwater Management in 2013 to provide stormwater facility maintenance and technical product installations.

    To receive credit for this class you must watch at least one presentation. You have the option to listen to as many presentations as you wish, however you will only receive education credit for the presentations you attended. The total number of Professional Development Hours for this event is three (3).



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  • IECA 2020 Great Connections Virtual Conference

    Contains 64 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This conference was hosted by the The Great Lakes and Great Rivers Chapters of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) along with the International Erosion Control Association (Region One). Stormwater, erosion & sediment control, watersheds, locally-driven policy and education initiatives was explored by pulling expertise from public and private industry sources.

    Hosted by the Great Rivers and the Great Lakes Chapter of IECA Region One.

    The Fourth Bi-Annual Great Connections Conference & Expo is went virtual!  This online conference was hosted by the The Great Lakes and Great Rivers Chapters of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) along with the International Erosion Control Association (Region One). Stormwater, erosion & sediment control, watersheds, locally-driven policy and education initiatives was explored by pulling expertise from public and private industry sources. This event effectively united professionals who manufacture and provide products with planners, designers, installers and inspection professionals from the public and private sectors. 

    Conference Credit | earn up to 23 Professional Development Hours.

    Course Level: All

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    Each hour of education is worth 1 Professional Development Hour - up to 23 hours of education is provided in this conference.



    IECA's Group Watch Feature is designed to save you money while still delivering our world class education. The cost is one connection at full price and then each additional connection within your organization is $15. You must be part of the same organization to purchase group watch. To purchase the group watch for your organization, please contact jack@ieca.org.