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State Water Board Funds to Be Used for Vital Erosion Control After Record-Setting Mendocino Complex Fire

| SACRAMENTO — With erosion threats to Clear Lake looming following the largest wildfire in California history, the State Water Board and Lake County Resource Conservation District (RCD) are poised to jump-start native plant restoration and limit the environmental damage. The State Water Board’s $605,000 grant will pay for erosion control work in strategic locations within ... READ MORE

IECA Region One Welcomes New Executive Director

| Denver, CO – The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One board of directors and staff welcomes Samantha Roe, IOM, as the new executive director of the association. “We’re excited to announce Samantha as the new executive director to take our association in a new direction,” stated Tom Schneider, CPESC, IECA president. “IECA is looking ... READ MORE

CUES Releases New REDI Kit Remote Evaluation Diagnostic Inspection Tool

| CUES has developed a new pipeline inspection tool designed to significantly reduce unplanned downtime. The CUES REDI (Remote Evaluation Diagnostic Inspection) Kit is the first pipeline inspection troubleshooting kit available on the market today designed to help diagnose electrical issues, allowing for quicker and more accurate troubleshooting and repairs of problems while in the field. ... READ MORE

Innovyze Welcomes Tech Leader as Chief Revenue Officer

| Portland, Oregon, U.S.A – On October 1, 2018, Walter Palhetas joined the Innovyze leadership team as Chief Revenue Officer. With over 25 years of experience, Palhetas brings extensive knowledge in leading global sales organizations in the technology space. Prior to joining Innovyze, Palhetas was CRO at EON Reality Inc, leading global sales of the company’s ... READ MORE

FINN Launches New FINNsider Campaign

| Fairfield, Ohio (October 15, 2018) – FINN, a leading provider of erosion control equipment, announced today the launch of a new campaign across various media inviting end-users within the industry to opt-in to be a FINNsider. This new campaign will be launched just prior to the GIE+EXPO, October 17-19, 2018. The campaign will consist of ... READ MORE

American Excelsior Announces New Family TriNet TRM Products

| Arlington, Texas  — American Excelsior is introducing a new product line marketed under the brand TriNet Family of Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs). The initial launch of TriNet products included TriNet Coconut and TriNet Straw/Coconut. These products are designed to directly compete with existing three-netted TRMs that contain a degradable coconut or straw/coconut matrix. The second ... READ MORE

ECA Executive Director Recognized with Zerosion Control Award

| Denver, CO – The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) executive director, Sharan Wilson, was the recipient of the November Zerosion award and was recognized as a finalist in the Zerosion Professional of the Year award. The Zerosion Awards, put on by the BPS Group in Granada, Spain raises awareness of the need to ... READ MORE

Brown and Caldwell Selected for Environmental Post-Closure Maintenance of Guam’s Ordot Closure Facility

| WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Brown and Caldwell, a leading environmental engineering and construction firm, today announced its selection by Federal Receiver Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB), to provide operations and maintenance services for the post-closure care of Guam’s Ordot Closure Facility. In operation from the 1940s through 2012, the 42-acre Ordot Dump had been ... READ MORE

University of California, Irvine, and San Diego State University Release Study on Resilience of Native Plants After Major Disturbances

| IRVINE, Calif. – June 7, 2018 – Ecologists from the University of California, Irvine, Center for Environmental Biology and San Diego State University have tested the resilience of native plant communities when faced with wildfire, drought and invasion by non-native species. The research, published in Ecosphere, determined whether Orange County plant communities recovered following the ... READ MORE

Stormwater Senior Project Manager

| Are you ready to make a real impact on the environment and your career? If so, Apex Companies has a career opportunity for you! Apex is seeking a top-notch seller-doer to manage and grow our stormwater group and business in the Los Angeles area.  This group includes a mix of field crews, project managers, and ... READ MORE

Fabco’s FABGUARD Now Registered in California

| FARMINGDALE, N.Y.  — Fabco Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce its proprietary FABGUARD anti-microbial pesticide is now registered in the state of California in addition to 17 other key stormwater markets. In 2015, FABGUARD was granted pesticide registration with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Since that time it has been registered for use in ... READ MORE

EPA Releases Report on Coordination for Nonpoint Source Measures in Hypoxia Task Force States

| The Nonpoint Source Workgroup of the Hypoxia Task Force has produced a summary of nutrient reduction measures among member states, and critical metrics for tracking and informing progress toward reducing nutrient loadings to the Gulf of Mexico. This document represents the first-ever report that focuses on the Hypoxia Task Force coordinated effort to account specifically for ... READ MORE

Express Blower Inc. Hires Mike Dyer as General Manager

| Fairfield, Ohio – Express Blower, the premier manufacturer of large pneumatic blower equipment for the erosion control, landscape, and green roof industries, has hired Mike Dyer as its General Manager to oversee day-to-day operations and shape its manufacturing, purchasing, and engineering systems to meet future demand. This is a newly created position that consolidates the ... READ MORE

Hanes Geo Components Announces Acquisition of DDD Erosion Control

| Hanes Geo Components, of Winston Salem, NC, announces they have reached an agreement to acquire DDD Erosion Control of Ashburn, GA. John Dowdell, President of Hanes Geo Components, commented that “DDD Erosion Control is a leader in the manufacturing and distribution of Silt Fence, a core product segment for Hanes Geo Components. In addition, their ... READ MORE

Hanes Geo Components Announces Acquisition of DDD Erosion Control

| Hanes Geo Components, of Winston Salem, NC, announces they have reached an agreement to acquire DDD Erosion Control of Ashburn, GA. John Dowdell, President of Hanes Geo Components, commented that “DDD Erosion Control is a leader in the manufacturing and distribution of Silt Fence, a core product segment for Hanes Geo Components. In addition, their ... READ MORE

Speak at COMPOST2019—Share Your Work!

| CALL FOR PAPERS 2019! The USCC is seeking presenters with recent research or case studies on organics collection, processing or use. Submit now for the 27th Annual USCC Conference and Trade Show January 28-31, 2019 in Glendale/Phoenix, AZ! The USCC’s Annual Conference is the premiere professional meeting for composting, organics recycling and related topics. The Conference attracts more than ... READ MORE

Speak at COMPOST2019 – Share Your Work!

| The USCC is seeking presenters with recent research or case studies on organics collection, processing or use. Submit now for the 27th Annual USCC Conference and Trade Show January 28-31, 2019 in Glendale/Phoenix, AZ! The USCC’s Annual Conference is the premiere professional meeting for composting, organics recycling and related topics. The Conference attracts more than 1,000 attendees working in compost ... READ MORE

EPA Requires Two Los Angeles-Area Plastics Manufacturers to Protect Local Waterways

| LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently reached settlements with two Southern California plastics manufacturers over federal Clean Water Act violations. Under the terms of the settlements, both companies will take steps to prevent plastic materials they manage from washing into local waterways. Combined, the companies will pay more than $35,000 in ... READ MORE

Register for the Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge Stage II

| The Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge is in full swing, but there’s still time to register! $100,000 in prizes will go to up to two teams that demonstrate how nutrient sensor information can be translated into actions to address a nutrient problem.  Planning to enter the Challenge? Even if you are not sure or fully prepared, ... READ MORE

CULTEC Filtration System Earns Environmental Technology Verification

| BROOKFIELD, CT/May 1, 2018 – A filtration system designed by CULTEC that removes total suspended solids (TSS) from stormwater has earned performance verification from Globe Performance Solutions (GPS), Canada’s leader in Environmental Technology Verification (ETV). The CULTEC Separator Row designed by CULTEC is an inexpensive method of removing total suspended solids from the CULTEC chamber ... READ MORE

UC Berkeley Wins 6th Annual RainWorks Challenge

| LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the winners of its sixth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a national collegiate competition that engages the next generation of environmental professionals to design innovative solutions for stormwater pollution. “Today’s students are tomorrow’s innovators,” said EPA Office of Water Assistant Administrator David Ross. “Through EPA’s Campus ... READ MORE

First-Ever Wetland Mitigation Bank in NYC Supports a More Resilient Coastline

| MORRISTOWN, N.J.— On behalf of New York City, Louis Berger is restoring a degraded urban wetland on Staten Island, the Saw Mill Creek Pilot Wetland Mitigation Bank, to demonstrate a viable economic strategy to restore an impaired wetland habitat and improve resiliency in the city’s sensitive coastal areas. Following the successful completion of a lengthy ... READ MORE

EPA Announces $327,000 for Environmental Projects Along the California/Baja California Border

| SAN FRANCISCO – The US Environmental Protection Agency awarded $326,776 in grants to fund four environmental projects in California and Baja California, along the US-Mexico border. The projects aim to increase understanding of binational airshed data, assess transboundary wastewater spill impacts, improve waste management and reduce plastic bag pollution. The funds will be matched by ... READ MORE

BioPod Biofilter With StormMix Media Receives Washington State Department of Ecology Approval

| ATLANTA, Ga. (April 18, 2018) – Oldcastle Precast announces that the BioPod biofilter with StormMix media, a high performance, high flow rate (153 inches/hour) soil, has received a General Use Level Designation (GULD) for Basic, Phosphorus and Enhanced Treatment from the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology). After a comprehensive review of field data, Ecology ... READ MORE

LG Sonic Takes Water Quality Monitoring to a Next Level

| LG Sonic is working on the development of a new solution to monitor water quality at different depths in a water body, called MPC-Lab. The system will communicate with MPC-View, a user-friendly cloud software that stores and analyses all received water quality data. Innovation as strategy The development of the MPC-Lab highlights LG Sonic’s approach ... READ MORE

City of Boise and Brown and Caldwell Recognized for National Engineering Excellence

| WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — The City of Boise and Brown and Caldwell today announced receivership of a national honor in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) 51st Engineering Excellence Awards competition. Known industry-wide as engineering’s “Academy Awards”— the competition concludes with a gala celebrating U.S. engineering firms for projects demonstrating exceptional innovation, complexity, achievement, ... READ MORE

City of Boise and Brown and Caldwell Recognized for National Engineering Excellence

| WALNUT CREEK, Calif.— The City of Boise and Brown and Caldwell today announced receivership of a national honor in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) 51st Engineering Excellence Awards competition. Known industry-wide as engineering’s “Academy Awards”— the competition concludes with a gala celebrating U.S. engineering firms for projects demonstrating exceptional innovation, complexity, achievement, and ... READ MORE

Profile Products Acquires Southern Athletic Fields

| BUFFALO GROVE, IL, April 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) –– Profile Products, the leader in solutions for soil modification, erosion control and plant establishment, announces the acquisition of Southern Athletic Fields. The acquisition of SAF complements and strengthens Profile’s presence and offerings in the sports field construction and maintenance industry through the Company’s Turface Athletics business, ... READ MORE

Express Blower Introduces Tier 4 Final Configuration for its Self-Contained Machines

| Eugene, Oregon (April 2, 2018) – Express Blower, the premier manufacturer of large pneumatic blower equipment for the erosion control, landscape, and green roof industries, has received certification on its self-contained machines as required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 Final, European Union (EU) Stage IV and California Air Resources Board (CARB) emissions ... READ MORE

Kenneth Graham Selected as Director of NOAA’s National Hurricane Center

| NOAA has selected Kenneth Graham to serve as the next director of NOAA’s National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, as preparations continue ahead of the 2018 hurricane season, which begins on June 1. He will assume this new role on April 1. “The forecasts in last hurricane season were 25 percent more accurate than average, ... READ MORE

Kenneth Graham Selected as Director of NOAA’s National Hurricane Center

| NOAA has selected Kenneth Graham to serve as the next director of NOAA’s National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, as preparations continue ahead of the 2018 hurricane season, which begins on June 1. He will assume this new role on April 1. “The forecasts in last hurricane season were 25 percent more accurate than average, ... READ MORE

Peterson Introduces 3310B Drum Chipper

| EUGENE, Ore., March 26th, 2018 –Peterson Pacific Corp., a manufacturer of industry leading wood grinding and chipping machines announced today the introduction of the new Peterson 3310B drum chipper. “The new-3310B drum chipper is smaller and lighter than our previous model, but still packs impressive performance. The 3310B can operate on even tighter landings for ... READ MORE

CULTEC Names New President

| BROOKFIELD, CT/Feb. 21, 2018 – Fred Dotson has been promoted to President at CULTEC, Inc., the pioneering leader in the manufacturing of plastic stormwater chambers for commercial and residential projects. Dotson succeeds Robert DiTullio, Jr., who will become the business’ Chief Business Development Officer. Robert DiTullio, Sr., who founded the company in 1986, is the ... READ MORE

Profile Products Expanding with New Wood Fiber Plant in Conover, NC

| BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.  — Profile Products announced an expansion of their production facilities with construction of a wood fiber plant in Conover, N.C. The new plant, located next to current operations, will more than double Profile’s capacity and add new fiber processing technologies to their already existing industry-leading capabilities. The expansion includes a new, two-story ... READ MORE

Profile Products Names Jim Tanner President and CEO

| BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.  — Profile Products has appointed Jim Tanner as president and chief executive officer effective January 1, 2018. Tanner will be taking over for outgoing CEO John A. Schoch Jr. Schoch will transition into an executive chairman role and will remain active in manufacturing operations alongside Tanner. Tanner has over 20 years of ... READ MORE

EPA Awards $2.1 Million for California Wetlands and Streams

| SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $2.1 million in grants to protect and restore wetlands and streams across California. Supporting these aquatic resources can improve water quality, fish and wildlife habitat, flood protection, and recreational opportunities. “Healthy wetlands and streams are key to the vitality of California communities and ... READ MORE

Armtec and CULTEC Sign Exclusive Agreement

|   CONCORD, Ontario  — Armtec LP and CULTEC, Inc., announced that an agreement has been reached for Armtec to be the exclusive distributor in Canada for CULTEC’s stormwater management products including the Contactor, Recharger, and CULTEC StormFilter series of products. Armtec is very pleased to expand its stormwater management product portfolio with CULTEC’s stormwater retention/detention ... READ MORE

Euro-Tech Presents the World Launch of the FINN T35 HydroSeeder

| Fairfield, Ohio (November 27, 2017) – FINN, a leading provider of erosion control equipment announced today that EURO-TEC will unveil the new FINN T35 HydroSeeder for the European market at the Paysalia Show in France. The FINN T35 is an entry-level hydroseeding machine loaded with features that come standard with every unit. Designed to easily ... READ MORE

Erosion Control Technology Council Celebrates 25 Years

| November 15, 2017 – Denver, Colorado – After 25 years the Erosion Control Technology Council has clearly left its mark on the industry. Through leadership, standardization and educational efforts, the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) has had a positive influence on the industry since being established by a small group of people who wanted to ... READ MORE

Soil Retention Launches Drivable Turf

| SAN DIEGO, CA – Soil Retention Products, Inc., announced the launch of Drivable Turf, a pre-cut artificial turf solution that fits to their permeable, flexible concrete pavement system, Drivable Grass. Drivable Grass, a permeable, flexible and plantable concrete pavement system, is a revolutionary system developed by Soil Retention in 2007. The system can be infilled with seed, ... READ MORE

Soil Retention Launches Drivable Turf

| SAN DIEGO, CA – Soil Retention Products, Inc., announced the launch of Drivable Turf, a pre-cut artificial turf solution that fits to their permeable, flexible concrete pavement system, Drivable Grass. Drivable Grass, a permeable, flexible and plantable concrete pavement system, is a revolutionary system developed by Soil Retention in 2007. The system can be infilled with seed, ... READ MORE

Campbell Scientific Releases CR1000X Datalogger

| LOGAN, UTAH--Campbell Scientific, a maker of research-grade measurement instruments for over 40 years, is releasing a powerful new data-acquisition product: the CR1000X measurement and control datalogger. The CR1000X is our flagship datalogger, and provides measurement and control for a wide variety of applications. Its reliability and ruggedness make it an excellent choice for remote environmental ... READ MORE

Secretary Zinke Directs Interior Bureaus to Take Aggressive Action to Prevent Wildfires

| WASHINGTON– Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke directed all Department of the Interior bureaus, superintendents, and land managers at all levels to adopt more aggressive practices, using the full authority of the Department, to prevent and combat the spread of catastrophic wildfires through robust fuels reduction and pre-suppression techniques.  This year-to-date, 47,700 wildfires have ... READ MORE

Peterson Announces New 6310B Drum Chipper

| EUGENE, Ore., September 11th, 2017–Peterson Pacific Corp. today announced the all-new Peterson 6310B Drum Chipper which is suited for high volume biomass producers who have a wide variety of feed material, from logs up to 36″ (91 cm) in diameter, to brush and small feedstock. The 6310B Drum Chipper is powered by a 1050 hp (772 kW) ... READ MORE

EPA to Hold Public Meetings in Idaho on Water-Quality Permitting Program

| Seattle (September 7, 2017) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comments on the State of Idaho’s application to assume the role of writing, administering and enforcing water quality discharge permits in the state. Until now, the job of writing wastewater and stormwater discharge permits, performing facility inspections and otherwise enforcing the National ... READ MORE

EPA to Hold Public Meetings in Idaho on Water-Quality Permitting Program

| Seattle (September 7, 2017) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comments on the State of Idaho’s application to assume the role of writing, administering and enforcing water quality discharge permits in the state. Until now, the job of writing wastewater and stormwater discharge permits, performing facility inspections and otherwise enforcing the National ... READ MORE

SiteSaver Treatment Device Receives NJCAT and NJDEP Certification

|   Romeoville, IL (August 31, 2017) StormTrap announced today that it has successfully completed the verification program with the New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology (NJCAT) for the new design of its stormwater treatment system, SiteSaver. Following the verification, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) certified SiteSaver as an approved Hydrodynamic Sedimentation Manufactured ... READ MORE

ECTC Announces Revised Rolled Erosion Control Products (RECPs) Specification

| (August 29, 2017, Roxborough, CO) The Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) has recently updated the Rolled Erosion Control Products (RECPs) specification. This specification includes charts of product characteristics for temporary erosion control blankets and turf reinforcement mats. These charts are the result of consensus amongst leading manufacturers of RECPs in the industry and is designed to ... READ MORE

US EPA Approves Limits on Mercury in California Waters

| SAN FRANCISCO – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the approval of new water quality criteria for mercury in California waters. The new rules, developed by the State Water Resources Control Board, set mercury limits in fish tissue to protect human health and aquatic-dependent wildlife. New protections also have been added for tribal cultural ... READ MORE

EPA Requires Southern California Plastic Manufacturers to Protect L.A. River from Pollution

| LOS ANGELES—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with two Southern California plastic product manufacturers to resolve federal Clean Water Act violations. Both companies have corrected the deficiencies and have returned to compliance. In December 2015, EPA inspections at the two facilities found violations that likely resulted in plastic pellets, known as “nurdles,” ... READ MORE

Updated USGS Maps Show Decreased Rate of Louisiana Land Loss

| (NEW ORLEANS) Today, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released updated maps depicting net land loss and land gain in Louisiana since 1932. These maps show that the rate of land loss has slowed in recent years, largely due to decreased hurricane activity and the advancement of coastal restoration projects, such as the Lake Hermitage and ... READ MORE

Powerful SciCLONE Ahead

| SciCLONE is the latest innovation from Bio Clean, a proven leader of stormwater treatment technology. Stormwater separators have been in use for more than 20 years, yet no technology has been able to combine all necessary features required for a truly effective system. SciCLONE’s simple design allows for high TSS removal efficiencies, (80% for a ... READ MORE

Profile Products Unveils ErosionControlSpecs.com

| BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. — Profile Products, the world’s largest manufacturer of erosion control products, has unveiled ErosionControlSpecs.com, a robust new resource for erosion control and vegetation establishment specifications. Available on computers, tablets and smartphones via the company’s website, the guide provides a single source for industry professionals to identify and select solutions based on the ... READ MORE

Thompson Acquires U.S. Pipe Assets

| Effective June 26, 2017, Thompson Pipe Group has entered a definitive agreement to acquire the concrete and steel pressure pipe assets of U.S. Pipe, a division of Forterra. The new entity will operate under the name Thompson Pipe Group, and becomes one of the largest and most diverse pressure pipe providers in North America, with ... READ MORE

Milliken Infrastructure Introduces CC Hydro GCCM

| SPARTANBURG, SC (June 27, 2017) —Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, LLC, has announced its newest product, CC Hydro Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat (GCCM), for the water infrastructure and oil, gas, and industrial industries. This all-in-one containment product combines the properties of Milliken Infrastructure’s Concrete Cloth GCCM with a high impermeability, chemically resistant geomembrane backing. CC Hydro, also ... READ MORE

Larger Summer “Dead Zone” Predicted for Chesapeake Bay

| Scientists expect this year’s summer Chesapeake Bay hypoxic or “dead zone” – an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and aquatic life – will be larger than average, approximately 1.89 cubic miles, or nearly the volume of 3.2 million Olympic-size swimming pools. Measurements for the Bay’s dead zone go back to ... READ MORE

Watershed Geo Announces Team Addition

| Atlanta, GA – Watershed Geo is pleased to announce that Dr. Ming Zhu has joined its elite staff of engineers.   Zhu will assume the role of Director of Engineering Services, overseeing the company’s technical operations for existing products and the development of new product offerings. Dr. Zhu brings more than 11 years of consulting experience ... READ MORE

Watershed Geo Announces Addition to its Team

| Atlanta, GA – Watershed Geo is pleased to announce that Dr. Ming Zhu has joined its elite staff of engineers.   Zhu will assume the role of Director of Engineering Services, overseeing the company’s technical operations for existing products and the development of new product offerings. Dr. Zhu brings more than 11 years of consulting experience ... READ MORE

EPA Releases Green Infrastructure in Parks: A Guide to Collaboration, Funding, and Community Engagement

| EPA has produced a guide to encourage partnerships between park agencies and stormwater agencies to promote the use of green infrastructure on park lands.  Green infrastructure can help to maximize the environmental, economic, and social benefits of parks. By building strong partnerships, agencies can improve park lands and access to parks, better manage stormwater, increase ... READ MORE

EPA Launches Animal Agriculture Education Project

| As part of EPA’s efforts to protect water quality through voluntary collaborations with the animal agriculture sector, EPA is announcing the launch of the Animal Agriculture Education Project, a series of educational modules to increase understanding and knowledge among state and federal government agencies and the agricultural industry about water quality protection and animal feeding ... READ MORE

EPA Launches Animal Agriculture Education Project

| As part of EPA’s efforts to protect water quality through voluntary collaborations with the animal agriculture sector, EPA is announcing the launch of the Animal Agriculture Education Project, a series of educational modules to increase understanding and knowledge among state and federal government agencies and the agricultural industry about water quality protection and animal feeding ... READ MORE

Contech CDS Receives Canadian ETV Verification

| WEST CHESTER, Ohio , April 4, 2017 /CNW/ — Contech® Engineered Solutions announced today that the CDS hydrodynamic separator has been verified through the Canadian Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) program. The ETV program was created to support the implementation of innovative environmental technologies in Canada by providing an independent evaluation of technologies to validate environmental ... READ MORE

Agru America Opens Large-Diameter-Pipe Production Facility in Charleston, SC

| Georgetown, South Carolina – Agru America’s newest manufacturing center in Charleston, South Carolina aimed at meeting the international demand for next-generation large diameter HDPE pipes commenced production in early April 2017. The facility, located on Charleston Harbor, is producing AGRULINE pipes with dimensions of up to OD 2500 mm (98.4 in.) designed for high volume ... READ MORE

Agru America Opens Large-Diameter-Pipe Production Facility in Charleston, SC

| Georgetown, South Carolina – Agru America’s newest manufacturing center in Charleston, South Carolina aimed at meeting the international demand for next-generation large diameter HDPE pipes commenced production in early April 2017. The facility, located on Charleston Harbor, is producing AGRULINE pipes with dimensions of up to OD 2500 mm (98.4 in.) designed for high volume ... READ MORE

Editor’s Comments: Where Do We Go From Here?

| A little more than two years ago, I wrote an editorial for Stormwater—Erosion Control’s sister publication—about the agri­cultural exemption from many of our water-quality regulations. While urban areas and construction sites are subject to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits and other requirements, agricultural operations have less oversight, and their participation in most state and federal water-quality programs is voluntary. ... READ MORE

SWEMA Announces New Board of Directors

| ROXBOROUGH, CO – The Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association (SWEMA) is pleased to announce a new Board of Directors for 2017 – 2018. SWEMA Members have elected Derek Berg as President (Contech Engineered Solutions), Fred Kraekel as Vice President (Hydro International), and Dan Fajman as Treasurer (Fresh Creek Technologies). The at-large board members are Ernie Carrasco ... READ MORE

Walking on Water (You Can Do It Until July 3)

| One of the other editors here at Forester Media pointed out to me last week the latest work by Christo, the Bulgarian-born artist known for his massive, temporary environmental art installations. The new work is called “The Floating Piers,” and it consists of about 2 miles of walkways on Italy’s Lake Iseo. The piers, a ... READ MORE

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