MAY- JUNE ISSUE
Read about the completed project on Highway 44 that SWAG was involved with in the latest issue of Land & Water Magazine.
Friday and Saturday, May 1st and 2nd was our first combined effort to bring this summit to Redding. The two-day workshop sponsored by Shasta College, Sacramento Watersheds Action Group (SWAG), and Western Chapter International Erosion Control Association success exceeded our expectations.
Our highly acclaimed instructors John McCullah – Mr. DirtTime himself and David Franklin did an awesome job. We counted 55 in attendance, our thanks to everyone who attended.
Our Showcase Exhibitors were as follows;
Heavyweight Sediment Control Solutions – Richard Quinley & Kristin Parkinson
EarthSavers – Lynn Friesner and Howard Schau
LSC Env. Products – Troy Duxbury and Robert Curl
HydroStraw – Ed Lee
Other exhibitors were: Zanker Road Resource Management – Aaron French, Contech Engineered Solutions – Curtis Kruger, Profile Products – Erik Schmidt, Steve Riggs Now the fun starts! Day two-out in the field.One of our attendees shared his thoughts with us:
I understand this was the first Erosion Control Workshop that you have put on at the Shasta College and wanted to give you my feedback. The information and presentations that you and David delivered were extremely relevant and very well done. I find all too often that people get “comfortable” with what they know and/or don’t get opportunities to learn about new solutions. For this reason, I believe the your event went extremely well. Honestly I attended a 5 day conference earlier this year where there were significantly less takeaways than your 2 day event.
Troy Druxbury. LSC
Don’t miss the next one, we will be posting when and where it will be.
Our two day work shop was a huge success! Thanks to all who participated in this informative event. Updates, pictures and videos to come shortly.
What are the Tools of Compliance?
This workshop is about the BMPs! Effective erosion and sediment control is rooted in a fundamental and comprehensive understanding of physical processes and basing the selection of Best Management Practices (BMPs) on those processes. We will learn why now, with the new regulations (the Construction General Permit), more than ever before your BMPs must be “EFFECTIVE”. And how, now, the SWPPP developers, the implementers, the contractors, the regulators, and the inspectors must acquire education and training and then demonstrate that knowledge through certifications. This workshop is intended to de-mystify the BMP selection process, the SWPPP, while learning about the importance of Drainage, Infiltration, Rooting Depth, Grading for Erosion Control, and some Steep Slope applications.
Just a walk away is the Shasta College Erosion Control Training Facility featured in many research studies, articles and often the backdrop for the Dirt Time videos series. This is where we will spend the second day – actually watching and participating in BMP implementation. Ever wanted to spray hydromulch? This is your chance.
We are creating a new updated site to bring you current information on Sacramento Watersheds Action Group! Being Environmentalists we normally aren’t in the office – well the typical cubical one most find themselves in. We have been busy outdoors – Taking calls from Nature and her surrounding Environment! Please bare with us and we will be sending out News Letters of when we have completed our to-dos with our growing webpage. Thank you!