Sheetflow Erosion Control Erosion Control for the CESCL

May 2, 2021

Do You Need a Tire Wash?

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Driving through a tire wash during 3rd runway construction at SeaTac International Airport in 2006.
Photo: David Jenkins-Sheetflow Erosion Control

Why do you Need a Tire Wash?

Here are some reasons for a project designer to consider:

  1. You’re going to do earthwork in the wet season;
  2. Neighbors are watching what you are doing;
  3. Your project is controversial;
  4. You are cleaning up a contaminated site;
  5. You have a lot of truck and vehicle traffic driving through dirt and mud;
  6. Construction vehicles exit onto busy, public roads.

April 17, 2021

Turbidity Curtain

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A turbidity curtain doing its job on a failed sheetpile bulkhead repair in Elliot Bay, Seattle.

Turbidity Curtain, Elliot Bay, Seattle. Photo: Port of Seattle

April 13, 2021

ESCA B.C. April Lunch and Learn

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Register today for two great Lunch ‘n’ Learns on problems with BMPs and for May’s BC CESCL course.
Erosion and Sediment Control Association of BC (ESCA BC) BMPs can cause frustration when not installed or managed properly. When attended to correctly, they can save time, money, and stress. Join our April BMP-themed Lunch ‘n’ Learns to hear how to handle them effectively.

April 14 Damon Sump’s “BMP Failures, Costs, Planning & Alternative Solutions” While nothing beats a well planned and executed ESC Plan for your project, there are plenty of ways for problems to popup. We will look at some real-world case studies that address ESC challenges as well as failures and strategies to avoid these issues while stewarding your hard earned dollars. Noon-1pm on Zoom Free for ESCA BC members, and $10 for non-members. Read More and Register

April 28 David Jenkins’ “Tire Washes – Choosing, Specifying & Using” With dozens of tire washes available, how do you choose the right one? Based on hard lessons learned over 20 years of managing sediment track out from 1 to 200-hectare projects, I will discuss how to choose, specify, place, and manage tire washes. Noon-1pm on Zoom Free for ESCA BC members, and $10 for non-members. Read More and Register

Last BC CESCL Course Before Summer May 10-11, 2021 on Zoom 8:30am to 4:30pm (from your desk or sofa) The BC-CESCL is designed to help practitioners understand how to manage erosion and sediment control on their construction projects and understand their obligations under government legislation. Although it most relevant for the “boots on the ground” site personnel and new ESC professionals, site monitors often take the course and benefit from expanding their knowledge. The two-day course and exam covers erosion and sedimentation processes, regulatory requirements, understanding erosion and sediment control plans, best management practices, inspections, and record-keeping. Please note this course is not designed to develop knowledge and skills in ESC plan design. Read More and Register

Contact us if you have any questions about these courses. Erosion and Sediment Control Association of British Columbia (ESCA BC)       778-201-5232          PO Box 8, Surrey, BC, V3T 4W4 Your have received this email because you are on the ESCA BC general mailing list. We hope you find value in it, but if you no longer want to hear about upcoming courses, events, and announcements about ESC in BC, you can unsubscribe using the following link:

March 13, 2021

Cut it Too Close to the Silt Fence

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Photo: David

February 1, 2021


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First day being retired. 25 years at two state agencies-three years at WSDOT and 22 years at the Port of Seattle. I am going to take the day off, maybe a couple days.

January 8, 2021

Soil Stockpile BMPs

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Video: David Jenkins-Sheetflow Erosion Control

January 7, 2021

Site 25 Construction Erosion Inspection Part 4

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January 6, 2021

Site 25 Construction Erosion Inspection Part 3

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January 5, 2021

Site 25 Construction Erosion Inspection Part 2

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January 4, 2021

Site 25 Construction Erosion Inspection Part 1

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