Innovative Erosion & Sediment Control Field Day
Friday, May 17, 2024
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Auburn University - Stormwater Research Facility
1600 Lee Rd. 151
Opelika, Alabama, 36804

7:30 - 8:30AM - Registration & Breakfast

8:15AM - Welcome and Field Day Kick Off

8:30AM - Rotation 1

  • Track-out Control
  • Sediment Barriers
  • Rainfall Simulator
  • Inlet Protection

10:00AM - Break

10:15AM - Rotation 2

  • Wattle Ditch Checks
  • Slope Drains
  • Level Spreader
  • J-Hook Silt Fence
  • Tree Protection
  • Sediment Basin
  • Silt Fence Ditch Checks

12:00PM - Lunch

12:45PM - Rotation 3

  • Hydroseeding
  • Erosion Control Blankets
  • Stockpile Management
  • Silt Fence
  • Slope Interrupters
  • Turf Reinforcement Mats

2:00PM - Break

2:15PM - Rotation 4

  • Floc Flume
  • Floc Shed
  • Skimmer Testing
  • Channelized Flow Demos

4:00PM - Networking

 Note: * Events will be held rain or shine. Attendees are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear and bring a rain jacket for field sessions in case of rain.

Event Credit: 6 Professional Development Hours (0.6 Continuing Education Units)


  • Michael Perez, Ph.D., CPESC Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Auburn University
  • Wesley N. Donald, PhD, CPESC, Research Fellow IV, Department. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Auburn University

QCI Refresher Training (Thompson Engineering):

Students who hold current ADEM Qualified Credentialed Inspector (QCI) certifications from Thompson Engineering may satisfy their annual refresher training requirements by participating in the event and taking a short online refresher course at a time of their choosing consistent with their expiration dates. An additional fee of $25 is required to renew QCI credentials. Please contact Cindy Roton (Thompson Engineering Stormwater Training Coordinator) at (251) 666-2443 or for more information.

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