Sheet Flow Construction Erosion Control

July 3, 2021

Pollinator Garden-Year 2

Here is what my pollinator garden looks like one year later. The bees love it!

Photo: David Jenkins-Sheetflow Erosion Control

June 1, 2021

Dust Control-Let’s Clear the Air

PNW Virtual Connection: Dust Control-Let’s Clear the Air

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Hosted by the International Erosion Control Association, the Idaho State Representative and the Pacific Northwest Chapter of IECA

Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for The Pacific Northwest Virtual Connection: Dust Control – Let’s Clear the Air. This event offers two (2) recorded webinars with 2 hours of available Professional Development Hours. No cost for IECA members and $25 USD for nonmembers. Learn from industry leaders as they tackle the tough challenges of soil stabilization and dust control.

Attendees can expect to learn about natural soil stabilizers for the control of dust on roads, mines, and stockpiles as well as controlling dust during typical construction activities such as earthmoving, hauling, cutting, drilling, and asphalt preparation.



Dust Palliatives and ApplicationsMatt Smith, HMI Hamilton Manufacturing, Inc.

Maintaining air quality during construction is difficult. Environments and soil types vary as much as dust palliative products. This presentation will address application practices and product variations to find the right product for your project. Controlling Fugitive DustDerek Aubrey, Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency

Why is fugitive dust an issue and what reasonable precautions can you take to prevent it. What things will a compliance inspector be looking for while observing your site. 


Managing Fugitive Dust from Construction Projects
Dave Jenkins, CPESC, President IECA-PNW Chapter

Fugitive dust from construction activities is a nuisance to neighbors, a hazard to workers and may violate local and state air quality regulations. This presentation, based on the 1997 AGC of Washington and Fugitive Dust Task Force brochure “Guide to Handling Fugitive Dust from Construction Projects”, will cover construction dust sources and how to manage them, including earthmoving, loading, unloading, stockpiling, haul roads, concrete cutting and drilling, sediment track out and other construction “means and methods”.

Notice: After you register for this event, be sure to ‘add to calendar’ either from the content tab or when you receive the confirmation email. You will join the event through this same page in the IECA eHub. If you miss a live event, it will be recorded. 

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April 17, 2021

Turbidity Curtain

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

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

Photo: David

January 7, 2021

Site 25 Construction Erosion Inspection Part 4

January 6, 2021

Site 25 Construction Erosion Inspection Part 3

January 5, 2021

Site 25 Construction Erosion Inspection Part 2

January 4, 2021

Site 25 Construction Erosion Inspection Part 1

January 1, 2021

Leaking Secondary Containment 2

Video: David Jenkins-Sheetflow Erosion Control
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