Educational Opportunities (free webinar, etc.)

The world of construction stormwater is changing and techniques for effectively manging construction stormwater runoff are getting better every day.  We know that if we aren’t paying attention and not intentionally improving, we could easily be left behind.  Or worse, we could unnecessarily risk our client or employer’s time, money and reputation.  Or, we could miss out on opportunities[…]

Environmental Leadership – Active or Passive Treatment?

After IECA’s announcement of the 2012 Presenter of the Year Award, several of you asked about the content of my workshop.  Attached is a description of the basis for the workshop presented at the IECA Environmental Connection in Las Vegas back in February. The basic message presented during the workshop was that we have an obligation to lead from wherever[…]

THE most effective erosion control BMP.

Limiting disturbance is the single most effective erosion control practice we have available.  In many cases nature has provided the most effective material for minimizing erosion – existing vegetation.  For free!  And by simply preserving this resource, we can save ourselves the money, time and risk inherent to long term temporary sediment control.  If there is[…]

2012 Clear Water Alabama Seminar and Field Day

This year the Alabama Erosion and Sediment Control Partnership will present this annual event in two locations.  Clear Water Alabama will be held in Huntsville on September 26th & 27th then will head south to Spanish Fort on October 10th and 11th. These events present quality education from a national, state and local perspective.  The[…]

2012 Annual Meeting of the Alabama Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society

The 2012 SWCS meeting will actually be a joint meeting of the Georgia, Florida and Alabama Chapters.  The meeting will be held in the beautiful Lakepoint State Park Resort in Eufala, Alabama. Make plans to attend and check back for more detailed meeting information.  Save the Date and future information may be viewed at the Alabama SWCS Chapter[…]

Spring 2012 Alabama CPESC Review Course and Exam

The Alabama Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society are once again sponsoring the Alabama CPESC Review Course and Exam.  The review course is available for exam candidates as well as professionals looking for continuing education.  The review course and exam will be held on March 21 and 22, 2012 in centrally located Clanton, Alabama. Review[…]

Alabama Water Quality Protection Regulation Updated

As we discussed a few months ago, the  regulation of water quality protection in Alabama is in a state of change.  Very recently, regulatory updates regarding the management of  both construction and post construction stormwater runoff have been enacted.  The long debated and EPA battled ADEM general permit for Phase II MS4 discharge came on February 1. […]

Alabama Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society Holding Annual Meeting

The Alabama Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society will hold its annual meeting June 8-10, 2011, at the Five Rivers Delta Center in Spanish Fort, Alabama.   The theme this year is “Restoring and Managing Our Natural Landscapes.”   The state’s natural landscapes are impacted daily by growth of towns and cities and[…]

Clear Water Alabama/IECA Roadshow Save the Date

What do you get when you combine two great educational programs for water quality protection?   The best erosion ans sediment control show in the southeast United States!  The Alabama Erosion and Sediment Control Program Steering Committee has joined forces with the Southeast Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association to provide a construction stormwater event[…]

Water Quality Protection on the Move in Alabama

In spite of the tremendous progress that has been made in Alabama in regards to water quality protection, EPA as well as environmental groups say that Alabama us still far behind where it needs to be.  A series of recent EPA audits spoke critically toward the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), the state’s environmental[…]