President’s Message

I hope everyone is enjoying the year! For us here at the Great Rivers Chapter, it’s already been a busy 2018, and we’re planning for more! I’d like to start by welcoming our new Board Members; BrookeMuhlack and reelected to the Board is John Warren. Our officers for 2018 include JB Dixon serving as Vice President, Tom Wells serving as …

Presidents Message, Winter 2014

Ringing in the New Year! This will be my second year serving as President of the Great Rivers Chapter and I am honored to be part of this organization.  I am an Environmental Specialist overseeing pre, during and post construction storm water quality compliance at the University of Iowa.  I represent the U of I as a member of the …

Great Connections 2014 Gets To The Heart of Erosion and Sediment Control and Stormwater Management

We were recently featured on zmags.com: The Great Lakes and Great Rivers Chapters of IECA represents nine American states (IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MO, NE, OH, and WI) and one Canadian province (ON).  The region is characterized by old industry, overstressed underground stormwater systems, strong wetlands and conservation policies, agricultural runoff challenges, wind induced soil erosion, and riverside urban …

Timelapse: Low Water Crossing

Perhaps not exactly from a location within the Great Rivers Chapter boundaries, this is a timelapse video shot from a perspective/technique I had never seen before. This is a project shot by James Swirsky of Blink Works, the same outfit that films Dirt Time TV, shot on location near Sacramento, CA. Taking large construction and making it look as if …

Video Blog: Stormwater, Impervious Surface, and Stream Health

Welcome Back!! We thought that a 1-year hiatus from the blog was quite long enough. So, here’s to many new updates and goodies from th IECA Great Rivers Chapter area, as well as some great stuff from across the country and beyond! Look for regular updates to the blog page, and follow us via Facebook or by using the RSS …

Summer Newsletter 2009

Better late than never (for the Blog, that is), here’s the Summer edition of the Great Rivers Chapter Newsletter. Some highlights… An Omaha consulting firm’s new sustainable landscape feature Chapter President Tom Wells’ Mid-Summer Blues Researcher’s Corner: Water Environment Research Foundation Meet Your Board Member: Shirley Morrow The Sediment Stops Here: Erosion Control Blankets Click the page below and enjoy!

FRONTLINE Special – April 21st: “Poisoned Waters”

Be sure to check out a special episode of FRONTLINE on PBS, April 21st for a 2-hour special titled, “Poisoned Waters”. More than three decades after the Clean Water Act, two iconic waterways—the great coastal estuaries Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay—are in perilous condition. With polluted runoff still flowing in from industry, agriculture, and massive suburban development, scientists fear …

Spring 2009 Newsletter Now Available

The Spring 2009 edition of the Chapter Newsletter is now up and available. Ifyou are a Great River Chapter member, you received a copy of this via your current email address, as we have it. This issue marks the first to be distributed exclusively in digital (.pdf) format. The newsletter includes a new editorial feature called “The Sediment Stops Here”. …

Welcome to the Bloggosphere!

Ask and ye shall receive! After many thoughts & discussions, the Great Rivers Chapter of IECA is happy to roll out our Blog page! While the page will cater to our Chapter membership, it will also provide useful, timely information for everyone involved in teh erosion & sediment control and stormwater industry. Our plan is to add content on a …