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The Southern New England Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society will host three days of our 2022 Erosion & Sediment Control Field Days:

Tuesday October 18, 2022 in Grafton, MA

(8am – 4pm)

Brigham Hill Community Farm| 128 Brigham Hill Rd, North Grafton, Massachusetts 01536

Wednesday, November 16 in Oakdale, CT (8am – 4pm)

Montville Community Center | 836 Old Colchester Rd, Oakdale, CT 06370
Phone: (860) 848-67804

Thursday, November 17 in Vernon, CT (8am – 4pm)
Tolland County Agricultural Center | 24 Hyde Avenue (Route 30), Vernon, CT 06066
Phone: (860) 875-5714

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SNEC Erosion and Sediment Control Field Days combine presentations and hands-on 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 full day, 6 hours of continuing education credits are available.

These events 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!

Boxed lunch will be provided for the Field Days. Certificate of Attendance will be provided to document six (6) hours of educational contact.

Field Days are hosted by SWCS SNEC, in partnership with EJ Prescott.

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2022 Registration Rates

  • SWCS Member: $40
  • General Admission: $75
  • SWCS Student Chapter Member: FREE *
  • Student General Admission: $20

Students must be currently enrolled full-time at an accredited high school, college, or university.

*Registration is required.

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Program Information:

The same full-day training is offered at two locations. The program combines classroom presentations and hands-on field demonstrations, with small groups rotating through a series of stations. Our goal is to provide information that is immediately useful to all who attend. Demonstrations of the latest tools available regarding erosion and sediment control. 

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SPEAKERS

Tuesday, October 18th

Maggie Payne –  Conservation Planner, Worcester County Conservation District, Soils and Soil Surveys

Sadie Constantine – Conservation Planner, Worcester County Conservation District, Conservation Planning Service

Brooke Washington –  Climate Forestry Consultant, New England Forestry Foundation,Effects of Sedimentation and Forestry BMPs

Mia McDonaldCircuit Rider, MassDEP Wetlands Program, Low Impact Development Techniques

Doug McCluskey – Western Erosion Control & Stormwater Specialist, EJ Prescott, Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure

Wednesday, November 16th  

Montville Community Center | 836 Old Colchester Rd, Oakdale, CT 06370. Phone: (860) 848-67804

Chris Stone – Professional Engineer, Connecticut DEEP, Solar Field Erosion Impacts

Jean Pillo– Watershed Conservation Project Manager, Why We Need Stormwater Protection Plans

Eric Dunnack – Forester, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Connecticut Forest Practices Act and BMPs

Doug McCluskey – Western Erosion Control & Geoproduct Specialist, EJ Prescott


SPEAKERS

Thursday, November 17th

Tolland County Agricultural Center | 24 Hyde Avenue (Route 30), Vernon, CT 06066. Phone: (860) 875-5714

Chris Stone – Professional Engineer, Connecticut DEEP, Solar Field Erosion Impacts

Jean Pillo – Watershed Conservation Project Manager, Eastern  Connecticut Conservation District Why We Need Stormwater Protection Plans, CPESC 

Nick Zito – Forest Practices Act Forester, Connecticut DEEP, Connecticut Forest Practices Act and BMPs 

Doug McCluskey, Western Erosion Control & Geoproduct Specialist, Everett J Prescott. 


Demonstrators & Products:

ACO: Stormbrixx GeoCellular Modular Stormwater Detention – Peter Shaw
Profile Products:  Proganics Biotic Soil Media -Ashley Chong
Oldcastle Infrastructure: Manufactured Green Infrastructure Products – Brent Helm
Filtrexx: Grow Sock Applications – Jack Eaton
North American Green: Wattle Fence & Falcon Anchors – Rob Lawson

Concrete Canvas: Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat Applications – Melanie Fuhrman

EJ Prescott: Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavers – Mike Everhart

Continuing Education Credits:

Approved by Envirocert International for 6 hours of professional development hours. These hours are applicable to professional certification renewals such as the Certified Professional in Erosion & Sediment Control (CPESC) certification.

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2021 Erosion & Sediment Control Field Days

The Southern New England Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society hosted our 2021 Erosion & Sediment Control Field Days as a hybrid event on Wednesday October 6th & Thursday October 7th.

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Event Program

This event combined 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 attended both sessions, 6.5 hours of continuing education credits were available. There was an option to attend 100% virtually (see the event schedule below for details).

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!

Event Schedule:

Wednesday October 6th: Virtual presentations (10am-1pm) Virtual speaker presentations on case studies and research involving erosion and sediment control via Zoom. There was time for Q&A and discussion following each presentation. The session was recorded is 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 by 11/20/21 (links sent directly to attendee emails).

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 was hosted outdoors at the Tolland Agricultural Center in Vernon, CT. Masks were required and a boxed lunch provided. For those attendees who chose not to attend in person, demonstration recordings are available following the event. Professional development credits will be given to those who pass a quiz after viewing the recordings (links sent directly to attendee emails).

Address for Thursday, October 7th in-person outdoor demonstrations:
Tolland Agricultural Center
24 Hyde Ave, Vernon, CT 06066

Speakers:

Doug McCluskey: Low impact development and green infrastructure

Doug McCluskey is currently employed by Everett J Prescott as the Western Erosion Control & Geoproduct Specialist. Doug has over 12 years’ experience in the promotion & education of various product lines related to Geosynthetics, Erosion Control, Sediment Control, & Ground Stabilization. In this role Doug is in contact with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies and he also works closely with engineers, landscape architects, municipalities, and contractors in both the public and private sector to promote the awareness of erosion control, sediment control, and geo-products applications and practices. Doug has been involved in developing specifications for products used on construction projects, and provides on-site supervision and instruction during installations

Andrew Yablonski: Profile’s 5 Fundamentals – The foundation to sustainable vegetation

Andrew Yablonski joined Profile Products in 2019 along with 25 years of experience in the green industry including work in distribution, landscape contracting and lawn care. He received his bachelor’s degree in agronomy and environmental science from Delaware Valley University.

Masoud Hashemi: The impact of agricultural practices on soil erosion and discussion on how cover cropping and plant residue management can minimize erosion.

Dr. Masoud Hashemi is an extension professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has decades of experience on soil health and sustainable farming practices in New England. His main research projects are currently focused in various aspects of cover cropping, no-till systems, and pasture management.

Demonstrators & Products:

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.

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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 

or

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.



EROSION & SEDIMENT CONTROL FIELD DAY #1

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

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


EROSION & SEDIMENT CONTROL FIELD DAY #2

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.


AGENDA

(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



CLASSROOM PRESENTATIONS  

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

   



FIELD STATIONS

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



SPONSORS AND PRESENTERS

•  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



CONTINUING EDUCATION APPROVALS

  • 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

https://www.ejprescott.com/2019SeptemberSoilFieldDayGRAFTON.pdf

Contact Grafton CCD (603) 353-4652 x.103 or pamela.gilbert@nh.nacdnet.net

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

https://www.ejprescott.com/2019SeptemberSoilFieldDayGRAFTON.pdf

Contact Belknap CCD (603) 527-5880 or lisa.morin@nh.nacdnet.net

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

https://www.ejprescott.com/events

https://worcesterconservation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/MA-Field-Days-Final-2019.pdf

Contact Middlesex Conservation District at 978-692-9395

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

https://www.ejprescott.com/events

https://worcesterconservation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/MA-Field-Days-Final-2019.pdf

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

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

https://rinla.org/erosion-control-field-day/

Conctact RI Nursery & Landscape Association (401) 874-5220 or executivedirector@rinla.org

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This one (1) day workshop is being offered in two different locations this year!

TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS WORKING IN soils, erosion control, water quality, public works, engineering, roads, planning, and consulting!

Sediment is the world’s #I pollutant. Soil moved by erosion can be harmful to our drinking water resources, our fish and wildlife, and can impact our quality of life. We all need to know our options for both controlling sediment and for designing and installing more effective long term erosion control solutions. This field day is a unique combined 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 day will start with classroom sessions and then move outdoors for small group sessions in a hands-on demonstration setting. Our goal is to provide information that is immediately useful to all who attend.

$40 Members & Government Staff (Public Sector)

$50 Non-Members & Private Sector

Free Coffee & Pastries for the morning sessions and LUNCH all included!


EROSION & SEDIMENT CONTROL FALL FIELD DAY #1:

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Tolland County Agricultural Center (TAC) Vernon Rockville, Connecticut

Free to UConn Students!

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:

EnviroCert International: Professional Development Hours (PDH): 6.0 hours

Rhode Island Nursery & Landscape Association: 1 RICH credit


EROSION & SEDIMENT CONTROL FALL FIELD DAY #2 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

University of Rhode Island (URI) East Farm, Kingston, Rhode Island

(Above is a 2017 Image/Map of the URI E&SC Workshop)

Free to URI Students

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:

EnviroCert International: Professional Development Hours (PDH): 6.0 hours

Rhode Island Nursery & Landscape Association: 1 RICH credit

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management: 4 CEU’s for Class I, II, III, & IV OWTS Licenses


AGENDA FOR EACH WORKSHOP

Rhode Island Agenda Field Presentations

8:00 – 8:30 Registration & Vendor Exhibits (Coffee & Pastries)

8:30 – 10:00 Classroom Presentations

Polymer Enhanced Best Management Practices for the Construction v2d (1)

EPA Stormwater BMP Polymer Flocculation 

10:00 – 10:30 Break & Vendor Exhibits

10:30 – 11:00 Classroom Presentations Continued

Rhode Island Professional Field app download

11:00 – 12:00 Field Station Rotation

12:00 – 1:00 Boxed Lunch (provided)

1:00 – 3:30 Field Stations Continued

3:30 – 4:00 Wrap-up

FIELD STATIONS OVERVIEW
Gabions and Reno Mattresses • Hydraulic Applied Solutions • Jobsite Sediment Control • Porous Pavement Systems • Vegetated Solutions • Ground Stabilization
CLASSROOM OVERVIEW
State of the Industry • Emerging Technology • Jobsite Compliance
SPONSORS AND PRESENTERS
Rhode Island Nursery & Landscape Association • Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management • Rhode Island State Conservation Committee • Soil & Water Conservation Society Southern New England Chapter • International Erosion Control Association Northeast Chapter • Everett J. Prescott, Inc. • Tensar • Filtrexx N.E. Systems • Maccaferri • Profile Products • Applied Polymer System

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Fun in the Sun!  Credits earned!  Connections made!

Erosion & Sediment Control Field Days

19 20 October 2017

URI East Farm, Building 75 | Kingston RI 02881

SOLD OUT!!
—->  Check back in the spring for info about Field Days 2018
    

A full day of training for professionals working in soils, erosion control, water quality, public works, engineering, roads, planning and consulting.  

A terrific learning opportunity as well; students attended for free, courtesy of the RI Nursery & Landscape Association. 

Presented in conjunction with Team E.J. Prescott and partners RI Department of Environmental Management, RI Nursery & Landscape Association, Rhode Island State Conservation Committee and IECA Northeast Chapter.

These Field Days are a collaborative effort between the private and public sectors to share information and promote a better understanding of the latest tools available to protect soil and water resources.  An array of options, both for controlling sediment and for designing & installing more effective long-term erosion control solutions, were on full display at the eight field stations spread out at URI’s East Farm.  Our goal was to provide information that was immediately useful to all who attended.



The Southern New England Chapter’s expenses in delivering the
E&SC Field Days were covered by SWAMP THINGS sponsorship from


PRESENTATIONS and RESOURCES

Soil Erosion and Sediment Control – Why do we care?
                        Allison Hamel | Principal Environmental Scientist
                        RI DOT Office of Stormwater Management

Soil Erosion and Sediment Control – Tools & Resources for RI
                        A review of RI DEM’s Policies and Resources
                         Brian Lafaille, PE |Principal Sanitary Engineer
                         RI DEM Office of Water Resources

Rhode Island Soil Erosion and Sediment Control HANDBOOK (rev 2016)

Rhode Island Soil Erosion and Sediment Control FIELD GUIDE (2016)

Rhode Island Stormwater Design and Installation Standards Manual (Dec 2010)

Phone Download Instructions  for the three above-listed RI DEM documents

Soil Erosion Control Tools and Resources for RI     

EJP Stormwater Field Guide    


FIELD STATIONS

(approx 30 min at each outdoor demonstration site)

  • Turf Reinforcement Mats | North American Green
  • Porous Pavement Systems | Presto Products (EJP)
  • Stream Crossings | Advanced Drainage Systems
  • Jobsite Sediment Control | Filtrexx
  • Soil Amendments | Bowman Supply
  • Innovations in Bentonite Clay | AquaBlok
  • Vegetated Solutions | Presto Products
  • Flocculants | Applied Polymer Solutions
  • Erosion Control and Soil Amendments | Profile Products

CREDITS

  • RI DEM:  4 CEU’s for Class I, II, III, & IV OWTS Licenses
  • Rhode Island Nursery & Landscape Association:  1 RICH credit
  • EnviroCert International:  6.0 Professional Development Hours

A signed Certificate of Attendance with the agenda on the back was provided to attendees at the end of the day.  Sign-in and sign-out required for OWTS credits.

NEED YOUR CERTIFICATE?  Contact Christine@swcssnec.org.


 Agenda   (PDF) 

8:00 a.m.     Check In  | Vendor Exhibits & Networking

8:30 a.m.     Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:45 a.m.     Soil Erosion and Sediment Control – Why do we care?
                        Allison Hamel | Principal Environmental Scientist
                        RI DOT Office of Stormwater Management

9:30 a.m.     Soil Erosion and Sediment Control – Tools & Resources for RI 
                        A review of RI DEM’s Policies and Resources
                         Brian Lafaille, PE |Principal Sanitary Engineer
                         RI DEM Office of Water Resources

10:00 a.m.   Break & Vendor Exhibits

10:30 a.m.    Classroom Recap / Q & A / RI DEM Field Guide smartphone download

11:00 a.m.     Rotation through Field Stations
                          (approximately 30 minutes at each outdoor demonstration site)

12 noon         Lunch & Vendor Exhibits

1:00 p.m.      Field Stations continued

3:30 p.m.      Closing remarks & Wrap-up


Questions about the program?  Contact Jason Normandin at 

(401) 333-1317 or Jason.Normandin@ejprescott.com


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