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2024 Annual Meeting July 12th, 12:00-1:00 pm

Erosion & Sediment Control Field Days

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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

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.


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.

Registration and Tickets

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. 


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


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.