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    Are you ready?

    Looking forward to having you all come out

    BAD NEWS is we are nearly full - currently expecting about 100 attendees not counting the Exhibitors
    There might be 3 more seats only.

    Please register today or tomorrow (Friday) with the RED LION HOTEL $93 if you mention EROSION SUMMIT
    We will release our unused reserved block of rooms on Friday night

    Please bring gloves and boots and sunscreen .



    The upcoming BMP SUMMIT event is filling up and promising to be awesome (OK it can stop raining on March 28th so it dries out)!

    We have over 55 attendees so far who met the early bird rate (Cut off today 3/15).  We are holding seats for about 20 students and we can only accommodate 90 - 100 !
    ALSO, please consider staying at the RED LION HOTEL , we have a block of rooms , reserved under “EROSION CONTROL SUMMIT”.  Please take advantage it will help defer our costs and allow a “SOCIAL” on Tuesday night at the Three Shasta's Bar and Grill , say 6:30 ish

    BMP exhibitions
    Over thirteen exhibitors will be available to discuss and demo products. 

    FINN Machines for Hydromulch and straw blowing and the " 5 series” bark blower for Compost, Blankets and socks and berms
    TRMs for vegetated swales and drainage ways
    FILTREXX for pre-made compost filter socks and living walls
    HYDROSTRAW products including ONE - hydraulically applied biotic soil and straw BFM
    PROFILE Products - leading line of Hydraulic applied  wood fibers and PROGANICS
    SILT FENCE installation Machines and everything you need to know about SF installation
    EARTH SAVER Products, fiber rolls, TRMs, ECBs and Much Much more 
    TELFER Pavement and EC Products - our local distributor 
    FODS Rumble Strips  - see :
    GATOR GUARD Products - Monofilament geotextile wattles, sediment control, foam logs etc.
    TRIANGULAR SILT DIKE Products, - the TSD is an industry standard for ditch and curb checks sed control
    PACIFIC COAST SEED - meet with David Gilpin - expert “extraordinaire” in California grass and soil amendments 
    HANES GEO COMPONENTS - install the Scour Stop Transition system , also the Flexamat
    SUSTANE Naturally - Build soils with research based fertilizers
    I-5 Rentals
    EXPRESS BLOWER MACHINES - holds 40CY of compost - can be spread pneumatically over 200’ 
    CURB - gravel bag inlet protection as per Caltrans
    Stock Piles - tired of covering with plastic and rope and weighted bags ??
    How to install all these products and more.
    RO-LANKA - a large line of Coir Products will be demonstrating the BioD-SiltTrap.




    BMP SUMMIT and CISEC Training  Agenda


    BMP SUMMIT and CISEC Training Agenda

    Tuesday April 3  

    11:30 am – 12pm Registration / refreshments @ Shasta College Campus - Room 4000 Pavilion / Barn at Farm

    12 pm  – 12:15 Welcome – Heather Kelnhofer

    12:15 – 1:45 Intro to Summit - Junior Raindrop and the BMP Tool Box – John McCullah, CPESC, Geomorphologist

    1:45 – 2:25 David Gilpin, “Native Grass for Erosion Control?” a chance to bring back natives and allow natural succession.

    2:30 – 2:45   Break -

    2:45 – 3:30 Craig Benson – Erosion and Sedimentation from a Watershed Perspective, Marijuana Grows, Revegetation, Noxious plants

    3:30 – 5:30 Out to the Training Facility – Hydromulch a slope (Bring your BMP Manual provided).  FYI, we will be filming so inform us if you have a concern.

    Wednesday April 4

    7:30 – 8:00 Sign-up sheet - Breakfast and Coffee, Barn / Pavillion

    9:00 – 10:30 am More on BMPs, tips for selection, implementation etc.

    10:30 – 11:00   Break – Meet the Vendors

    11:00 – 12:30 Out to the Training Facility Demonstrations, , erosion control blankets, compost blankets, berms, and socks, Filtrexx SiltSoxx, silt fence machines, Tracking Controls and much more!!

    12:30 – 1:30 LUNCH back at Pavilion, visiting, networking, talking to sponsors / vendors

    1:30 – 4:30 Out to the Training Facility demos continued; Straw Mulch plus tackifier, TRMs in channels, Ditch Checks - fiber and coir rolls, Triangular Silt Dikes, Curb inlet protection, and more

    4:30 – 5:00 pm Back at Pavilion to Close up, Evaluations and Certificates


    Thursday April 5 CISEC TRAINING Day 1 (schedule approximate)

    7:30 – 8:00 Sign-up sheet - Breakfast and Coffee, Barn / Pavilion

    8:00 – 9:45 am Lecture

    9:45: – 10:15   Break – Meet the Vendors

    10:15 – 12:30 Field Training Facility - Inspections of BMPs

    12:30 – 1:30 LUNCH provided back at Pavilion, visiting, networking, talking to sponsors / vendors

    1:30 – 3:00 Lecture

    3:00 – 3:15 Break

    3:15 – 5:00 pm Lectures


    Friday April 6 CISEC TRAINING Day 2 (schedule approximate)

    7:30 – 8:00 Sign-up sheet - Breakfast and Coffee, Barn / Pavilion

    8:00 – 10:00 am Lecture

    10:00 – 10:15 Break

    12:00 LUNCH provided at Pavilion

    12:45 – 5:00 Schedule TBA


    Please wear boots, eye protection, and PPE vest if possible.  It could rain!  Be prepared for wet and/or muddy conditions.  Water will be provided both in class and in the field.  Bring you BMP Manual with you for reference.





    This year 1.5‭ ‬day BMP Summit‭ (‬April 3-4‭) ‬is followed by 2-day CISEC TRAINING‭ (‬April 5-6‭).  ‬

    The EXHIBIT Hall will be in the Classroom‭ (‬the‭ ‬“Barn”‭). ‬You will have a chance to be involved in the dialog and discussions‭. ‬Every break will be an opportunity to mingle and connect‭.‬

    John and Craig Benson‭, ‬combined with the excellent Shasta College Venue have attracted 50-100‭ ‬attendees in the past‭. ‬

    The CISEC Training‭, ‬lead by Jerry Fifield and Tina Evans‭, ‬is being offered for the first time in Northern California‭.  ‬We are anticipating some attendees will stay for both offerings but the CISEC Training will definitely attract participants from another‭ ‬pool of professionals‭. ‬


    Check out this BMP video‭:‬‭ ‬https‭://‬



    Showcase Exhibitors receive dedicated time on the agenda to demonstrate their product and/or equipment in the field with opportunities to interact with attendees‭. ‬Both Showcase Exhibitors and Indoor Exhibitors are provided with display space in the classroom to connect with attendees and will be given a chance to introduce themselves and their products/company‭.‬


    Showcase Exhibitor: Limited to 6‭ (‬Indoor exhibitor for two days‭, ‬PLUS dedicated time to demonstrate use or application of your product‭. ‬Bare soils or slope provided‭. ‬Exhibitor must come self-sufficient to demonstrate product or installation‭. ‬More complex installation to be done in advance‭. ‬Includes refreshments and meals for 2‭ ‬attendees‭.‬

    $800 Early Bird Registration, $850 Otherwise


    Indoor Exhibitor: ‭(‬Inside table/booth for two days‭), ‬includes refreshments and meals for 2‭ ‬attendees‭.‬

    $400 Early Bird Registration, $500 Otherwise