Wednesday, December 5, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 PM Central

Members Only Event
Price: Free*
Credit: 1 Professional Development Hour

*Registration is limited, register early to save your seat! (A recording will be posted to IECA eLearning after the event,

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The 2018 IECA State of the Industry webinar will provide insight into the state of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA), a perspective on the industry shift to reducing environmental impact with biodegradable and reusable BMPs. This event will be moderated by Joanna Fetherolf, IECA’s Director of Education. With a membership of over 2,000 professionals, IECA is the foremost professional organization for the field of erosion and sediment control and stormwater management. IECA’s mission is to provide education, networking, and research for industry professionals.

Thomas Schneider, CPESC, 2016 - 2018 IECA Board of Director President, will provide an update on the International Erosion Control Association in 2018. 

Dave Jenkins, Erosion Control/Stormwater Engineer, Port of Seattle. Dave will give a perspective on the environmental impact of your project. Silt fence fabric sent to the landfill; erosion products shipped thousands of miles to your project; products used once and thrown away. While trying to reduce the environmental impact of your project are you creating other, possibly greater impacts? The erosion control industry has evolved such that it’s possible to design and construct projects that utilize 100% biodegradable, recyclable, pre-cycled and reusable best management practices, reducing project impacts and increasing project sustainability.

Greg Schaner, EPA 

The presentation will be followed by a question/answer session so you will have an opportunity to engage with the panel of experts to get your questions answered. 

Meet the Experts: 

Thomas W. Schneider, CPESC | 2016 - 2019 IECA Board of Director President

Tom Schnider has served as President on the IECA Board of Directors since 2016. As Vice President and Head of Storm Water Compliance at Stormcon, L.L.C., Tom Schneider brings 28 years of experience and extensive training in storm water regulations focusing on construction site erosion and sediment control. Mr. Schneider works directly with local, state, and federal agencies as well as working one on one with clients to develop and implement storm water programs that will fit their needs. In the past, Mr. Schneider has been invited to testify in front of congressional subcommittees in regard to NPDES issues. Mr. Schneider has been hired by the DOJ, Washington DC, as an expert witness. He has also been an expert witness in local cases.

 Dave Jenkins | Erosion/Stormwater Engineer | Port of Seattle
Mr. Jenkins has been in the construction erosion control industry for 25 years, with 3 years as the Washington State Department of Transportation's (WSDOT) Statewide Erosion Control Coordinator and 22 years as the Port of Seattle's Erosion Control/Stormwater Engineer. He as managed all aspects of erosion control compliance including policy development, contract plans and specifications development and reviews, and compliance inspections.

 Greg Schaner |Attorney for EPA's Office of Water
Greg has worked as an attorney for EPA’s Office of Water since 2003. He has focused primarily on the NPDES stormwater program, including work on EPA’s CGP, MSGP, and the MS4 program. Prior to EPA, Greg worked for the State of Maryland, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, and as an EPA contractor for SAIC. Greg received a BA from Colgate University, a graduate degree in environmental management from Duke University, and a JD at the Univ. of Maryland’s night law school. Greg has 3 children, ages 15, 9, and 3.

Emily Halter | Economist for the EPA

Emily Halter is an economist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Office of Wastewater Management. Emily leads the construction and industrial stormwater programs at EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC. She holds an MA in environmental policy from the George Washington University and a BA in economics from Virginia Tech.

Meet the Moderator

 Joanna Fetherolf - Director of Education | International Erosion Control Association

Joanna Fetherolf has been working in the Erosion Control industry since 2012, when she started with the International Erosion Control Association. Initially starting in event management, Joanna has been managing events for 10+ years and has spent the past 5 years in the development of adult education and continuing education. As the Director of Education for IECA, Joanna's role is to collaborate with industry experts to bring top level education to the Erosion & Sediment Control and Stormwater Management industry through online events, webinars, resources, live training, and IECA's Annual Conference. Joanna Fetherolf attended James Madison University and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration. 

IECA is the foremost organization for those involved in or concerned about soil erosion control. Membership (in IECA) tells others you take erosion control seriously and you want to help make a difference.

Scott Velting, CPESC, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA