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Month: October 2019

2019 E&SC FieldDays

2019 E&SC Field Days

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4 Oct – Presentation and Field Station updates posted!   

TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS working in soils, erosion control, water quality, public works, engineering, roads, planning, resource protection and consulting!

Wednesday OCTOBER 9th | Oakdale, CT 


Thursday OCTOBER 10th |  Vernon, CT

flyer (both days)

Scroll down to see other Fall 2019 field day dates in MA and RI

Sediment  is  the  world’s  #1  pollutant.     

Soil moved by erosion can be harmful to our drinking water resources, fish and wildlife, and can impact our quality of life.     Erosion Control has changed dramatically over the years and new technologies are constantly in development.     Use this workshop to help you stay current on useful practices.

These field days are a unique collaborative effort between the private and public sectors to share information and promote a better understanding of the latest tools available to all who are entrusted with protecting our precious soil and water resources.

The full-day training session will combine classroom presentations and outdoor, hands on demonstrations in small group settings.  Our goal is to provide information that is immediately useful to all who attend.  Scroll down for program information.

Register today!!

  • $45 SWCS Members
  • $55 Non-Members  
  • Free* for Students!

Pre-registration online by credit card only is required.

Morning coffee & pastries and a box lunch are included.  

*Students must be currently enrolled full-time; pre-registration is required

SWCS now has CONSERVATION COMMUNITY office memberships!!

For information about the Conservation Community membership available to Soil and Water Conservation Districts, university extension offices, local governments, and not-for-profits that serve a geographic area smaller than a stateClick HERE

For information about the Conservation Community membership available to qualifying not-for-profit organizations that serve a state or larger geographic regionClick HERE

   Fun in the Sun!   ***   Earn Credits!   ***   Make Connections!   

Fall Field Day Workshop:  Erosion & Sediment Control (E&SC)

“A little bit of dirt never hurt anybody,” but a little bit from one jobsite multiplied by the hundreds of jobsites in a watershed can add up quickly.    Soil erosion has the potential to affect how much treatment wastewater must receive.    We all need to know our options for both controlling sediment and for designing and installing more effective long-term erosion control solutions.

Bring Your Site Plans and Specific Questions

This full day training will combine classroom presentations and hands-on field demonstrations; small groups rotate through the demo stations and receive detailed information from the manufacturers and vendors of E&SC products.

Similar one-day workshops are being offered on different dates across the region, hosted by local conservation districts and other non-profit organizations like SWCS Southern New England Chapter.  Field day programs and demonstrations are organized by EJ Prescott, a distributor of E&SC products, in conjunction with the host organizations and others.  Scroll down for information about other dates and locations.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Montville Community Center 
836 Old Colchester Rd | OAKDALE, CT 06370


Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tolland County Agricultural Center
24 Hyde Ave (Rte 30) | VERNON, CT 06066

These full day training sessions will combine classroom presentations and hands-on field demonstrations; small groups rotate through the demo stations and receive detailed information from the manufacturers and vendors of E&SC products.  Use this workshop to help you stay current on evolving E&SC practices.

Pre-Registration Required, by credit card only.

  • $45 SWCS Members
  • $55 Non-Members
  • Free* for Students!

Coffee & pastries and Lunch included
*Students must be currently enrolled full-time; pre-registration is required

  • This is a RAIN or SHINE event.
  • No refunds.
  • Registration may be transferred.


(typical/will vary by event – – check back for details)8:00-8:30 a.m.     Registration and Vendor Exhibits

8:30-10:00 a.m.     Classroom Overview

10:00-10:30 a.m.     Break and Vendor Exhibits

10:30-12 noon      Classroom Presentations, Continued

12:00-1:00 p.m.     Lunch (provided)

1:00-4:00 p.m.      Field Stations and Wrap-Up


Soils, Soil Survey and Soil Erosion – Donald Parizek USDA-NRCS Soil Scientist

CT Irrigation Trends – Arthur Ramthun, USDA-NRCS State Conservation Engineer

• Non-Point Source Erosion Estimates, Management and Alternative Seeding – Jim Hyde, USDA-NRCS State Agronomist

Understanding Soils & Tools for Vegetation Establishment – Mike Everhart, E.J. Prescott

Winter Stabilization Strategies – Jack Eaton, Certified Erosion Control/Filtrexx



Stormwater Pre-treatment, Biofiltration, Separation & Filtration – Shane Murphy, BioClean

Stormwater Storage – Shawn Lipscomb, ABT Inc

Gabions & Reno Mattresses – Richie Prejs, Maccaferri

Culvert Slip Lining – Reggie Cooley, PPF

Flexi-Pave Porous Paving – Henri Hillman, Tri State FlexiPave

Geosynthetics – Stevie Jones, Propex

Geosystems – Cory Schneider, Presto Products


•  SWCS Southern New England Chapter
•  USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
•  North Central Conservation District
•  Everett J. Prescott, Inc.
•  Bio Clean            •  N.E. Systems
•  ABT Inc.              •  Inner-Flow Pipe
•  Propex                 •  Tri-State Flexi Pave


  • EnviroCert International:
    6 professional development hours
  • CT DEEP Pesticide Management Program – category 3A:
    1 credit hour
  • Engineering & Landscape Architect:
    3 professional development hours
  • Rhode Island Nursery & Landscape Association:
    1 RICH credit

Contact your professional association for more information regarding additional CEU’s.

KUDOS and THANKS to Team E.J. Prescott for organizing the field demonstrations, securing pre-approved credits and taking the lead on making these events possible!

Oakdale 9 Oct flyer  |  flyer (both days)   |  Vernon 10 Oct flyer

Questions about REGISTRATION?

Questions about the PROGRAM?

FALL 2019 Field Days – Other DATES and LOCATIONS

  • Tuesday, September 10 – Grafton County Complex | North Haverhill, NH

Contact Grafton CCD (603) 353-4652 x.103 or

  • Wednesday, September 11 – Gilford Community Church | Gilford, NH

Contact Belknap CCD (603) 527-5880 or

  • Tuesday, October 1 – The Paul Center | Chelmsford MA

Contact Middlesex Conservation District at 978-692-9395

  • Wednesday, October 2 – Brigham Hill Community Farm | North Grafton, MA

Contact Worcester County Conservation District at 508-829-4477, ext. 5

  • Thursday, October 3 – URI East Farm, Kingston RI

Conctact RI Nursery & Landscape Association (401) 874-5220 or

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