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Webinar and Educational Opportunities through Forester University.

Top-Notch Education at Your Fingertips – IECA Webinars Offer Peer-reviewed Education

How to Make your Hydraulic Mulch Work Harder for You – Sponsored by Tensar

Instructor: Jill Pack, CPESC
Date: October 7, 12:00 p.m. CT
PDH: One certificate is issued per paid participant

Pricing: Free for members /$15 for non-members

What will you learn?

  • Understand the basic components of hydraulic mulch products and how these components can work together to build effective hydraulic erosion control products (HECPs)
  • How to properly mix and apply hydraulic erosion control products to increase the efficiency of your projects
  • Understand when and how to select hydraulic erosion control products for different applications based on the physical and the performance properties of HECPs

“It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, it’s a Drone!” – The Future of Erosion and Sediment Control Site Inspections

Instructor: Mike Perez, EI
Date: October 21, 12:00 p.m. CT
PDH: One certificate is issued per paid participant

Pricing: $50 for members /$65 for non-members (Professional Plus members receive 2 complimentary webinars per year)

What will you learn?

  • Gain insight into the role unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have in assisting in various inspection applications.
  • Learn about preliminary findings in UAV erosion and sediment control inspections and field assessments.
  • Attain an understanding of current regulations on the use of UAVs for commercial applications.
  • Exposure to current UAV research being performed by Auburn University.

INFORMATION ADDED: The many uses of GeoHay – Sponsored by GeoHay

Instructor: Kellyn Campbell, CPESC
Date: November 2, 12:00 p.m. CT
PDH: One certificate is issued per paid participant

Pricing: Free for members /$15 for non-members

What will you learn?

  • Learn more about GeoHay and its uses and applications in both stormwater and sediment control
  • Discover the benefits of synthetic materials

NEW WEBINAR: Sampling Techniques for NPDES Stormwater Analysis

Instructor: Dr. Jim W. Spotts, Ph.D., CPESC
Date: November 18, 12:00 PM Central Time
PDH: One certificate is issued (to the registered participant), per paid registration.

Pricing: $50 for members /$65 for non-members

What will you learn?

  • Identify factors that affect sampling protocols and incorporate them into a sampling program
  • Select the appropriate sampler for their specific sites.
  • Establish and use appropriate sampling protocols for sample collection in the field

IACET Credited eLearning Courses

Jennifer Hildebrand’s SWPPP and the MS4 101 courses will provide you with 0.1 IACET CEU Credit or 1 PDH.

How to Write and Implement a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan

Have you found yourself struggling with designing or reviewing a SWPPP that really works? Have you been a part of a project in the past where the SWPPP was never properly implemented? Then you understand already the need for a document which is field ready, and cohesive. The primary stormwater pollutant at construction sites is sediment. To control and manage this pollutant, you need a good set of directions. These directions, are most effectively conveyed in a dynamic, well designed series of documents called a SWPPP (Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan). In order to design and develop a document like this effectively, it is important to follow some basic steps. In addition, it helps to further synthesize this development process with real – site specific complications. This design protocol makes your SWPPP unique and more effective than the typical “off the shelf templates” which haven’t been developed with a specific site and it’s dynamic conditions in mind. This course, when complete; will provide the user with a series of concrete steps to integrate within their next SWPPP design or SWPPP review.

Whether you have never designed a SWPPP before, or done many – this course is for you.

  • Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate for 3 Professional Development Hours or 0.3 IACET CEU.
  • You will have two weeks to complete this (approximately) 160 minute, 4 module course.

MS4 101: Beginning or Re-tooling Checklist for a Successful MS4 Program

Whether you are new to EPA’s NPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) regulatory permitting program or have an on-going established MS4 program, this course and checklist can help you work towards achieving successful permit compliance. The course includes the following 5 modules as well as a quiz at the end:

  1. Regulations and Requirements
  2. Key Program Elements
  3. Partnerships
  4. Funding
  5. Enhancing the Program

This overview, introductory course is intended to touch on all of the items needed for an overall, comprehensive MS4 program – not just what the regulations say.

Click here to view all eLearning courses.

Claim Your Extra PDH Credit

With each Environmental Connection Magazine issue, members can go to and complete a content quiz and earn their 1 PDH credit. This means you have 4 extra credit PDHs to earn in any given year.

Once you have read the issue/article, you will need to take the quiz. You must answer at least 70% of the questions correct to receive your PDH certificate. Hurry! Quizzes are only available for a limited time!

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