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    Wednesday
    Feb212018

    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.


    GET A PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE SCHEDULE HERE!

     

    Thursday
    Feb082018

    2018 BMP SUMMIT EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES

    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://‬youtu.be/vsWqLbNytBo

     

    EXHIBITOR BENEFITS

    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, $450 Otherwise


     

    Wednesday
    Feb072018

    2018 BMP SUMMIT – April 3rd and 4th - Shasta College Erosion Control Facility

    Register for the Erosion Control BMP Summit before March 15 and qualify for the EARLY BIRD Discount!

    How are your BMPs doing?  Come to the SUMMIT, – April 3rd and 4th, where the combination of classroom and field training is intended to allow you to confidently answer this question.

    The Erosion Control BMP Summit at Shasta College promises to be Extra Special this year.  We are ALSO hosting a two-day training, on April 5th and 6th,  for becoming a Certified Inspector in Sediment and Erosion Control.  Jerry Fifield and Tina Evans will teach this course that is required to become a CISEC or CISEC-IT.  This offering has a separate registration from the SUMMIT so visit

    https://www.cisecinc.org/training-exams/us-training-and-exam-schedule/    

    Why not take both BMP SUMMIT and CISEC Training? 

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsWqLbNytBo&feature=youtu.be

    In four days you will get an intimate knowledge of the most effective BMPs, how you select BMPs given complex conditions, and how to make them work as intended.  Combine that with Jerry and Tina’s class – also focusing on BMPs but also the management and inspection of your construction site.  Plus becoming a Certified Inspector may be a great career enhancement.

    Craig Benson will help John teach and demonstrate BMPs.  Craig Benson has 25 years of professional experience in a wide variety of watershed management, water resources engineering, erosion & sediment control, and ecological restoration projects in the United States, West Africa, and South America.  

    Mr. Benson is the Director of the Natural Resources Services Division of the non-profit RCAA in Eureka, CA.  He also lectures in the Environmental Science Department at Humboldt State University.   Craig has served two terms as the President of the Western Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Region 1 IECA.  Craig and John provide a teaching synergy that can’t be beat!

    More questions to bring with you; 1. Can your BMPs be more cost effective and sustainable?  2. How can you select the most effective BMP that will fit the site conditions and resources available? and 3. What are the main functioning elements you are looking for when inspecting BMPs in the field?  We want you to have confidence in the BMPs you are responsible for.  The Field Day will give you that confidence in the BMPs you specify, implement, or repair. John will provide a BMP Manual to you that he has been updating and perfecting since Erosion Draw, the manual on CD, was first published in 2000.

    We are going to become familiar with many of the most effective and sustainable BMPs in the industry.  You will get to help install and inspect, in the field;

    • Skimmer Sediment Ponds

    • Straw and Coir Fiber Rolls as slope interrupters.  Try different installation methods

    • Turf Reinforcement Mats, anchors, effective staple patterns

    • Track Walking and Soil Preparation

    • Hydraulic Mulches, BFMs, and Biotic Soil Mulches

    • Rolled Erosion Control Blankets and Mats

    • Inspect an installed Compost Berm a highly effective alternative to silt fence – The FINN Compost blower makes quick work of this BMP

    • Bioswale – inspect and discuss

    • Compost Blankets – Hoping to apply with FINN Compost Blower – or Express Blower - 98% effective

    • Learn to operate a FINN T-60 and T-70 Hydroseeder

    • Coir Netting for TRMs and Slope applications with Hydromulch added

    • Install and Inspect Silt Fence.  Demo the Silt Fence Installation by Slicing Machine for cost and labor savings

    • Install Compost Socks – a environmental and cost effective replacement to silt fence.  See the Filtrexx Siltsox specially designed to be highly effective in filtering stormwater.

    These are just some of the BMPs offered.  You will also be provided with a copy of The BMP Manual, adapted and derived from the widely sold, Erosion Draw, authored by John used in his Shasta College Class, IECA Courses, UC Davis courses and more.   

    And don’t forget that the College will provide breakfasts and lunches.  The meals provided are always a highpoint to our trainings.  

    See you soon!




     

    Tuesday
    Jan312017

    BMPs Demonstrated at Summit provide ideas for Slide/Slope Failure Repair

    Redding received over 10" of much needed rain in January.  But all that rain and the saturated soils led to a small slope failure on the Palisades Trail.  You may remember the way we treated the "seeping" slopes two years back, with 2" compost, native grass, mycorrhizae, all reinforced in Enka Mat and then sprayed with Flexterra (known as Green Armor System) Palisades Trail update

    Well, we learned a few things at the last couple of Shasta College Summits, including some innovative uses for Compost Socks and how to use and install the Gripple Anchor System.  When Terry Hanson called and said there was a small landslide above the trail.  He informed us he had a CCC crew scheduled, very little budget, and another batch of storms were expects.  Dis we have any ideas, and could we provide a prescription. The College had some products remaining from the Summits we could probably donate, primarily in the form of Filtrexx Compost Siltsoxx and Filtrexx Compost Grosoxx and some Biaxial geogrid.  Terry had some 2010 Enka Mat.  Our prescription was to excavate the heavy failed clay material as feasible and then pack the slide face with Compost Socks.  The sock would be enveloped in Enka Mat and Geogrid and then anchored to the slope.  We decided to use the new Gripple Anchors (altogether we used about 45 anchors) system to anchor the materials to the slope and counter the outward forces.

    It was fortunate that we had both green Siltsoxx (more designed for filtration) and the Grosoxx which are designed with more of a growing medium.  Since the slide area is still draining, the green socks may aide drainage while the black growsox may do a better job growing native grasses.  We will get to follow the project through time. 

    PHOTOS WILL BE POSTED SOON 


    Friday
    Nov182016

    BMP SUMMIT - April 11th and 12th, 2017- Field Demonstrations and Trade Show

    Don't miss this years' BMP Summit at Shasta College.  This 2-day Summit is designed for both experienced and inexperienced professionals working in the Erosion Control Industry.  Whether you are an Engineer, a Contractor or construction inspector, a SWPPP plan reviewer or developer, Certified Erosion Control Specialist, or material supplier, this event will benefit you.  You will get exposed to the newest and most effective BMPs available while many manufacturers or suppliers will be on hand to answer questions. And most importantly this is an opportunity to actually join us in the field and see how BMPs should be situated and installed to ensure they are cost-effective.  This BMP Summit is a must for those "developing" Storm Water Plans, those working for City, State, and Federal agencies who review or recommend erosion and sediment control BMPs, and those who's duties are to inspect and maintain construction sites.

    You can use the event to earn continueing education credits.  The two day event will feature breakfast and lunch provided by Shasta College.  The Redding area has many affordable hotels and the Sacramento River Trail, Sudial Bridge, and downtown restaurants. There will be more information coming soon so stay tuned for more.

     

    Click here for more info


    Facility has a demonstration waterway

     

    Exhibitors will be present Gain hands on experience