Boulevard and Channel Design for Stormwater Retention and Enhanced Environment

Presented by Mark Myrowich, BComm (hons), CPESC, CISEC

In this TED style talk, Mark will share his idea of redesigning boulevards and roadway ditches. Winter is extrememly difficult on vegetation on our roadways especially boulevards, every year Canadian cities spend millions of dollars on sod and soil to only have the vegetation die a short few years later. Is there a better way? Mark thinks so and will explain why.

Mark Myrowich, BComm (Hons), CPESC, CISEC

Owner - ErosionControlBlanket.com (ECB)

Mark Myrowich, owner of ErosionControlBlanket.com (ECB) started in the erosion control business in 1995 by forming Mid Canada Hydroseeding (MCH). In 2001 he started ECB in his hometown of Riverton, Manitoba, Canada and is now one of the larger employers in his community. Mark has been a Directing Member of the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) since 2002 and travels Canada and the US promoting erosion control products and educating for the industry. . Mark received his Certified Professional Designation in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) in 2002 and is a Certified Inspector in Sediment and Erosion Control in 2012 (CISEC). In 1999, MCH received the Environmental Leader Award from the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association. In 1998, he co-founded the Northern Plains Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association and is currently its Treasurer. Mark firmly believes in innovation as the key to success, he uses technology to foster innovation and is a strong believer in Biomimicry as a resource for reclamation.