The Southern New England Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society is hosting our 2021 Erosion & Sediment Control Field Days as a hybrid event on Wednesday October 6th & Thursday October 7th.
This event will combine virtual presentations and hands-on, outdoors demonstrations. These days are training for professionals working in soils, erosion control, water quality, public works, engineering, roads, planning, resource protection and consulting. For registered attendees who attend both sessions, 6.5 hours of continuing education credits are available. There is an option to attend 100% virtually (see the event schedule below for details).
$55 General Admission
$45 SWCS Members
*Must be a full-time student currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.
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. Our goal is to provide information that is immediately useful to all who attend – you are encouraged to bring your site plans and questions!
These Field Days are hosted in partnership with EJ Prescott. Thank you to Team E.J. Prescott and especially Doug McCluskey for organizing the field demonstrations and taking the lead on making these events possible!
Wednesday October 6th: Virtual presentations (10am-1pm) Virtual speaker presentations on case studies and research involving erosion and sediment control via Zoom. There will be time for Q&A and discussion following each presentation. The session will be recorded and available for viewing following the event. Attendees not present at the live talks will be able to receive credit by passing a quiz after viewing the recording.
Thursday October 7th: In-person demonstrations (virtual option available) (10am-2pm) In-person demonstrations of the latest tools available regarding erosion and sediment control. This portion of the event will be hosted outdoors at the Tolland Agricultural Center in Vernon, CT. Masks are required and a boxed lunch will be provided. For those attendees who chose not to attend in person, demonstration recordings will be available following the event. Professional development credits will be given to those who pass a quiz after viewing the recordings.
Address for Thursday, October 7th in-person outdoor demonstrations:
Tolland Agricultural Center
24 Hyde Ave, Vernon, CT 06066
Continuing Education Credits:
Approved by Envirocert International for 6.5 hours of professional development hours. These hours are applicable to professional certification renewals such as the Certified Professional in Erosion & Sediment Control (CPESC) certification.
Check back for more information – speakers and demonstrators to be announced soon!