Seeking participants for a study on road salt application and environmental impacts

Greetings! You are invited to participate in a research study being conducted by investigators from The University of Iowa. The purpose of the study is to determine the state of perceptions and action of managers tasked with local and statewide decision-making related to road salt and freshwater salinization. This study is comprised of a series of in-depth interviews. If selected …

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 …

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!