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    Friday
    Nov182016

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS - April 11th and 12th, 2017 for the 3rd Annual BMP SUMMIT at Shasta College

    Don't miss this years' BMP Summit at Shasta College.  This 2-day Summit is designed for both experienced and inexperienced professionals working in the Erosion Control Industry.  Whether you are an Engineer, a Contractor or construction inspector, a SWPPP plan reviewer or developer, Certified Erosion Control Specialist, or material supplier, this event will benefit you.  You will get exposed to the newest and most effective BMPs available while many manufacturers or suppliers will be on hand to answer questions. And most importantly this is an opportunity to actually join us in the field and see how BMPs should be situated and installed to ensure they are cost-effective.  This BMP Summit is a must for those "developing" Storm Water Plans, those working for City, State, and Federal agencies who review or recommend erosion and sediment control BMPs, and those who's duties are to inspect and maintain construction sites.

    You can use the event to earn continueing education credits.  The two day event will feature breakfast and lunch provided by Shasta College.  The Redding area has many affordable hotels and the Sacramento River Trail, Sudial Bridge, and downtown restaurants. There will be more information coming soon so stay tuned for more.


    Click here for more info


    Facility has a demonstration waterway

     

    Exhibitors will be present Gain hands on experience

    Friday
    Nov042016

    Stream and Watershed Restoration – Workshop and Outdoor Learning Lab Photos

    The 2-day Classroom and Field Workshop aka Stream Summit held October, 2016 was another success! Several professionals attended our workshop which focused on repairing incised and degraded (urbanized) streams, assessment, and techniques with case studies.  Take a look at some photos from our event.

     Click here to view the entire Stream Summit Workshop gallery with larger photos.

    Tuesday
    Oct252016

    STREAM SUMMIT AGENDA FOR OCT. 19th to 21st, 2016. 

    Updated on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 5:33PM by Registered CommenterWatchYourDirt

    The 2016 interactive Stream Summit has passed. You may read more about the event and agenda

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    Thursday
    Sep012016

    Registration for the Stream Summit is open!

    This workshop is intended for professionals working in or near streams. John will provide case studies of projects, some "aged" over 10 years, implemented in the US, Canada, New Zealand and Malaysia.

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    Wednesday
    Aug312016

    John's Keynote & Master Class in NZ


    Dear New Zealanders,

    We're coming back!  John has been invited back to New Zealand to provide some Keynote Addresses at the Erosion and Sediment Control Conference in Auckland on Aug 31-Sept 2.  The Conference is held collaboratively by the IECA Australasia and NZHIT (New Zealand Highway Institute of Technology.

    Master Class

    While in New Zealand John is teaching two full day Masters Courses on Stream Repair and Design - "Repairing Entrenched, Incised, and Degraded (Urbanized) Streams – Techniques and Case Studies”. One class will be held in Auckland and one in Christchurch.  Hope to see you there!
     
     
    A RETURN TO LUCAS CREEK...
    Lucas Creek, near Auckland/Albany, if you remember, was similarly “restored” back in October 2010.  The term “restored" is used here loosely because, in fact, the stream function was restored to accommodate extensive urbanization - new motorways, shopping mall, rugby stadium etc.


    Now, 6 years later, John and Robert Coulson visited the creek.  It is performing beautifully and this has apparently been an extremely wet winter!  
    The accompanying photos show that the stream is Functioning Properly, e.g., “passing flood flows and channel sediment without visible signs of erosion.  The vegetation is healthy and the aquatic habitat appears excellent”.  For this design, John used the published report , NCHRP Report 544- Environmentally-Sensitive Channel and Bank Protection Methods.