IECA connects you with membership in your local chapter, conferences and field days, networking, education, publications, members-only web site, cost savings, and more …
But IECA membership is so much more than these tangible benefits. When you join IECA, you help deliver erosion control education around the world.
Erosion control is essential for preserving the quality of our water.
Erosion and its side effect, sediment, can have serious consequences for water quality, the environment and property owners. Uncontrolled erosion is costly—to communities trying to cope with water quality issues; to property owners who see their land wash away or end up covered in mud; and to developers who are faced with fines and stop work orders.
As a member of IECA, you will have access to the resources you need to solve the problems caused by erosion and sediment.
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IECA membership includes membership in your local chapter—your connection to the problems, solutions, people and trends specific to your climate and soil conditions. Chapters enable you to meet and learn from peers in your region in a fun, social and comfortable atmosphere. You can gain valuable contacts by being involved in your Chapter.
The Chapter has allowed me to network with other individuals in my field who live in my area. The knowledge base is widespread, from those new to the industry to those who are experts in the industry. The information provided in the newsletter, annual Chapter meetings and field trips have provided me with an opportunity to increase my knowledge of areas with which I was unfamiliar.—Mike Chase, CPESC, Western Chapter
Chapters participate in educating children and the community about the importance of controlling erosion.
I volunteer for my Chapter because I feel every IECA member has a duty to help grow awareness of the impact of soil erosion and sediment control on the environment in which we live.—Donn Ellis, Great Lakes Chapter
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Members receive substantial discounts on all IECA events.
IECA’s annual conference is a can’t-miss event for erosion control professionals.
IECA’s annual conference, Environmental Connection, is the largest soil and water event in the world. Environmental Connection is your chance to network, attend training sessions, learn about the latest technology, and browse through the world’s largest erosion control expo. This is one event you can’t afford to miss!
Many Chapters have an annual conference that draws hundreds of people from the region. These events offer quality training courses, trade shows and social events, providing the perfect venue to learn and to network with people from your region. Chapters also offer workshops, field days and tours that keep you updated on the latest technology, equipment, news and regulations within the erosion and sediment control profession.
IECA’s conferences, events and local Chapters provide an extraordinary networking venue for the entire profession. Attendees come from nearly every U.S. state and Canadian province, and 30 countries abroad. They represent nearly 20 fields of professional practice from civil engineering to general contracting to regulatory agencies. This combination of wide geographic representation and diverse professional backgrounds creates a powerful networking environment.
Year-round, online forums and listserves allow you to ask your peers how they solve their toughest problems.
As sediment enters waterways, it transports nutrients, pesticides, bacteria and toxic substances; harms aquatic wildlife; and reduces beneficial uses of the water.
Sedimentation can also increase flood hazards and water treatment costs, and may destroy water supplies for human, animal and other wildlife consumption, as well as feeding and nesting habitats.
The cumulative toll on the environment can be devastating.
As a member of IECA, you will receive education, technical information and critical industry and regulatory updates year-round. Erosion Control Journal brings information about preventing accelerated soil erosion and minimizing sedimentation to your mailbox six times per year. Forums, ListServes and Technology Sections allow IECA’s 3000 members to share information and learn from each other.
Proceedings from our annual conferences contain over 400 technical papers from professionals solving problems around the country and the world. Membership gives you access to search the complete archives online.
Our educational program is also expanding to bring erosion control education to you. Check out our series of EPA-sponsored NPDES Phase II Storm Water Courses, or choose a course from our In-House course catalog, and bring a certified IECA instructor to your company for a cost-effective option to train your whole staff. In addition, IECA’s new Chapter-sponsored event series uses local experts to focus on regional problems and solutions.
As a member, you will receive Environmental Connection, our quarterly update on happenings in the industry. Learn about the latest legislation, industry movers and shakers, and upcoming events and educational opportunities.
Emerald members receive a one-time article in Environmental Connection, introducing them to IECA members. Cornerstone members receive recognition in each issue of Environmental Connection. For a complimentary copy, contact the IECA office at 800-455-4322.
Erosion Control Journal
Erosion Control Journal is the official journal of the International Erosion Control Association. Members receive a subscription to this information-packed bi-monthly publication.
Cornerstone members receive a one-time article in Erosion Control Journal, introducing them to IECA members.
E-Update is your connection to association news and happenings, delivered directly to your inbox. Members may choose to receive the E-Update once a month. Cornerstone members receive recognition in each issue of the E-Update.
Your IECA membership gives you access to members-only portions of the IECA web site, where you’ll find technical articles and archives, and professional resources such as the Compliance Resource Center, which is designed to minimize your risk of fines and non-compliance. As an IECA member, you will be able to network with your peers through and listserves, or look for your dream job in our career center.
Employers—let IECA help you find the perfect employee. Looking to hire an erosion control professional? Finding just the right person can be difficult, especially in such a specialized field. Let IECA help! Post your job openings in our online career center.
Joining entitles you to significant savings on IECA event registration fees, books and other training resources. Members receive savings on shipping fees, car rentals, lodging and more. IECA is working on adding new programs, so please check the web site often for updates.
Business members (Corporate, Emerald and Cornerstone) receive ½ price employee memberships, exposure in IECA publications and discounts on advertising opportunities. This is your opportunity to build awareness of your company’s products and services within our targeted community of erosion control professionals.
Members are also listed in our online member directory. This directory is searchable and open to the public, to provide more exposure for you and your company.
The IECA Member logo confers instant credibility.
IECA Member logo artwork can be downloaded for use on members’ business cards and other materials, conferring instant credibility. Show the world you care enough to stay up-to-date on the latest erosion control information.
IECA provides many opportunities for advertising in both hard and soft mediums. Reach the IECA qualified buyer base through the monthly E-update, quarterly newsletter, annual conference program and membership directory or daily on the web site.
Trade Show Presence
Our concentration of qualified buyers is the single biggest reason our exhibitors return year after year. The Environmental Connection trade show is the largest erosion and sediment control expo in the world. As an attendee, you’ll want to walk the floor and talk to the experts. Try out the latest machinery and technology to stay on top of your game.
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