Call for Presentations: IECA Great Connections 2022

IECA is currently accepting abstracts for 2022 IECA Great Connections Conference St. Louis, MOJuly 26 – 28, 2022 For more information, or to submit an abstract, please click HERE. Hosted by: IECA – Region One, IECA – Great Lakes & Great Rivers Chapters Attendance: 150 people Presentation Length: 30 minutes or 1 hour Conference Information:The Great Lakes and Great Rivers Chapters …

President’s Message 2022

Well this is my first year as president and I look forward to serving the Great Rivers Chapter.  I consider myself as a third generation soil conservationist.  My grandfather, a pastor in the upper midwest, received the “Distinguished Service Award” from the “National Association of Soil Conservation Districts” for his work in developing the national “Soil Stewardship Week” and “Soil …

President’s Message 2021

I hope everyone is ready for spring and to put COVID behind us. I was excited to receive my first COVID vaccination shot last week!  I hope everyone is doing well. This first full year as President had a common theme; either canceling an event due to COVID or going virtual. Our Fall Conference, scheduled for October 2020 in Omaha, was …

President’s Message 2019

I hope everyone is off to a busy and productive spring season. Throughout our Chapter, significant snowfall and unprecedented flooding has challenged the beginning of the 2019 construction season. In Nebraska, this has led to probably the largest single erosional event in history. Now that many roads are back open to traffic, we are challenged with the task of re-stabilizing and re-vegetating the …

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 …

President’s Message – April 2017

I hope everyone is off to a busy and productive spring season. For the Great Rivers Chapter, it has been a busy 2017 and we’re looking forward to what the rest of the years! As you may have noticed, IECA has launched a service of providing stormwater related news articles via email. This news service is called IECA SmartBrief and …

President’s Message Spring/Summer 2016

I‘d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, as I’m the Great River’s Chapter President for 2016. My name is Ron Poe and my day job is managing the Roadside Stabilization Unit at the Nebraska Department of Roads. Some of our responsibilities include erosion and sediment control design, specifications, and seed mixtures for construction and maintenance projects. We also …

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 …