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SWPPP Writing Course - Part 2: SWPPP TemplatesLearn how to write a construction SWPPP in five lessons. Lesson 2 covers SWPPP templates. Which should you use? What are the strengths and weaknesses of templates? This class can qualify for 1 PDH.All State Event10/10/2017 - 08:00 AMConstruction
Annual BMP Training for Facility OperatorsDoes your crew need annual training about BMPs? Do you want to get it for free? WGR's Aaron Ortiz (QISP and ToR) will be providing a class on mandatory BMPs and the elements of a good pollution prevention program. Don't delay in signing up for this class, it fills up every year and the number of attendees is limited. The presentation will be held in WGR's Training Center in Lodi, California where we will use our facility and warehouse as a simulated industrial facility to aid in the learning process. Stay for all five industrial workshops. There is a free hot dog lunch at 12 Noon.Lodi10/10/2017 - 08:00 AMIndustrial
Conducting Visual Observations Whether you are covered under a Municipal, Industrial, or Construction General Permit - chances are someone on your staff will be required to conduct storm water or Best Management Practices (BMPs) visual observations. Checklists are helpful but can be ambiguous unless you know what to look for. Come listen to Condor's storm water professionals share their experiences. Learn from the successes and mistakes of others on what to look for during a storm water facility/site inspection including visual implementation and effectiveness evaluations of commonly utilized BMPs such as fiber rolls, silt fences, and inlet protectors. Bring your questions for group discussion! Learn to recognize a potential problem before it becomes a non-compliance issue. This free workshop may serve as part of your annual storm water training program. A certification of completion will be provided to attendees at the end of the workshop.Stockton10/10/2017 - 08:00 AMAll
Storm Water Sampling The only constant is change. Two years ago California was in an ongoing drought Stockton10/10/2017 - 09:00 AMIndustrial
Level 2 Exceedance Response ActionsThe State Water Resource Control Board's Rebecca Greenwood will provide a presentation on what Industrial General Permittees need to do if their facility has reached the Level 2 ERA status. Bring your questions for a Q&A time with Rebecca.Lodi10/10/2017 - 09:15 AMIndustrial
Treatment Options for Returning to BaselineStormwateRx will talk about stategies for enabling a facility to return to baseline status. They will also review available treatment technologies that can be used to meet the Level 2 technical reporting requirements.Lodi10/10/2017 - 10:30 AMIndustrial
Managing Storm Water at the Initial Point of Impact - The RoofThis webinar will discuss a number of ways that storm water can be managed on the roof top, including vegetated roof and blue roofs. These high capacity assemblies can be efficient means of managing storm water, particularly in the urban environment.All State Event10/10/2017 - 12:00 PMAll
A BMP Roadmap for Returning to Baseline.What is your Road Map for compliance to the IGP? It's easy to get lost when evaluating BMP's for your site. This easy to understand workshop will give you an approach to analyze appropriate BMP's from minimum to advanced treatment. Focus on verifiable BMP's with third party testing that have been proven in the field to provide results and get your site back on the road to Baseline. Lunch will be provided for all participants.Stockton10/10/2017 - 12:00 PMIndustrial
Use of Drywells For Storm Water ManagementThis presentation is designed to educate the attendee on how drywells can be used as a tool to meet (and exceed) green infrastructure and Low Impact Development (LID) requirements as laid out in the MRP, the CASQA design manual, and the local BASMAA design guidelines. The mandate to infiltrate storm water on-site can be a big challenge if the soils at the surface are poor and donStockton10/10/2017 - 12:00 PMConstruction
Quick QISP QuipsHave you been wanting or needing to become a QISP to meet the IGP requirements? Come learn about the process of becoming a QISP. WGR's Trainers of Record, John Teravskis and Aaron Ortiz will provide their insights on how to become a QISP. Come see the studio where the QISP videos were produced.Lodi10/10/2017 - 01:00 PMIndustrial
SWPPP Writing Course - Part 3: SWPPP MapsLearn how to write a construction SWPPP in five lessons. Lesson 3 discusses the importance of preparing accurate and thorough SWPPP maps. Learn tips on making maps that are easy to understand. This class can qualify for 1 PDH.All State Event10/11/2017 - 08:00 AMConstruction
Trash Amendments: Which way should you go - Track 1 or Track 2?Did you already pick a track? It is not too late to change! WGR has been working with several Central Valley MS4s on the implementation of the Trash Amendments. You may have more options than you thought. Come hear from our municipal team about the latest developments with this challenging regulation.Lodi10/11/2017 - 08:00 AMMunicipal
Conducting Visual Observations Whether you are covered under a Municipal, Industrial, or Construction General Permit - chances are someone on your staff will be required to conduct storm water or Best Management Practices (BMPs) visual observations. Checklists are helpful but can be ambiguous unless you know what to look for. Come listen to Condor's storm water professionals share their experiences. Learn from the successes and mistakes of others on what to look for during a storm water facility/site inspection including visual implementation and effectiveness evaluations of commonly utilized BMPs such as fiber rolls, silt fences, and inlet protectors. Bring your questions for group discussion! Learn to recognize a potential problem before it becomes a non-compliance issue. This free workshop may serve as part of your annual storm water training program. A certification of completion will be provided to attendees at the end of the workshop.Stockton10/11/2017 - 08:00 AMAll
Dealing with Level 2 and Picking Treatment BMPs for the IGPCome join Mapistry and StormwateRx in Berkeley for a one hour workshop on Level 2 and BMPs under the IGP. On July 1st, 2017, industrial facilities in California entered level 2 under the Industrial General Permit for the first time. Since level 2 is new to California, there is a lot of confusion about what to expect and what are the requirements. This workshop will provide answers by focusing on the timeline and deadlines, permit reporting requirements, roles of QISPs and PEs, and the potential treatment and advanced BMP options necessary for staying in compliance through the Level 2 process. Let us help you prepare for Level 2 by learning and having the opportunity to ask our stormwater experts as many questions as you would like. Be there or be unprepared!Berkeley10/11/2017 - 09:00 AMIndustrial
Storm Water Sampling The only constant is change. Two years ago California was in an ongoing drought Stockton10/11/2017 - 09:00 AMIndustrial
The Future of the Phase II MS4 Permit - Year 5 and beyondBill Hereth of the State Water Resources Control Board will be talking about what is coming up next for the Phase II MS4 Permit. He will cover the Year 5 requirements and, in particular, the program evaluation and modification requirement. He will also provide some insight for what municipalities can expect with the future Phase II MS4 Permit renewal and possible permit changes.Lodi10/11/2017 - 09:15 AMMunicipal
401 Water Quality CertificationsWhat permits are needed when performing construction work near water bodies? Cliff Harvey of the State Water Resources Control Board discusses the Section 401 Water Quality Certification requirements and processes in obtaining a permit. This class can qualify for 1 PDH. All State Event10/11/2017 - 10:00 AMConstruction
Discharge to Recharge: Use of Drywells For Storm Water Management This presentation is designed to educate the attendee on how drywells can be used as a tool to meet (and exceed) green infrastructure and Low Impact Development (LID) requirements as laid out in the MRP, the CASQA design manual, and the local BASMAA design guidelines. The mandate to infiltrate storm water on-site can be a big challenge if the soils at the surface are poor and donStockton10/11/2017 - 10:00 AMConstruction
Annual Self-Certifications of Post-Construction Measures: The story of how one city did it.The Phase II MS4 Permit's requirement to ask owners of post-construction devices to do an annual self-certification has been one that many municipalities have been dreding and skeptical about the process. WGR teamed up with a Central Valley city to carry out this process and the results were surprising. Come hear about our experiences, lessons learned, and the results we got.Lodi10/11/2017 - 10:30 AMMunicipal
Active Treatment of Industrial Stormwater: When, Why, and How?Industrial dischargers have many options when it comes to addressing stormwater Stockton10/11/2017 - 11:00 AMIndustrial
On the Road with Storm Water: Napa - Good housekeepingGood housekeeping is vitally important to the success or failure of a storm water program. To learn about good housekeeping, Steve and Adam drive out to the City of Napa and Napa County to find out the secret to keeping a municipality clean and tidy. Also in store is a drive along the scenic Silverado Trail, a stop at the Oxbow Public Market, and stroll in Downtown Napa. All State Event10/11/2017 - 12:00 PMMunicipal
A BMP Roadmap for Returning to Baseline.What is your Road Map for compliance to the IGP? It's easy to get lost when evaluating BMP's for your site. This easy to understand workshop will give you an approach to analyze appropriate BMP's from minimum to advanced treatment. Focus on verifiable BMP's with third party testing that have been proven in the field to provide results and get your site back on the road to Baseline.Rancho Cordova10/11/2017 - 01:00 PMIndustrial
SWPPP Writing Course - Part 4: Identifying Activities and PollutantsLearn how to write a construction SWPPP in five lessons. Lesson 4 talks about making your SWPPP site specific by identifying activities and pollutants. There are probably lots of activities and pollutants that you never thought about that occur during a construction project. This class can qualify for 1 PDH.All State Event10/12/2017 - 08:00 AMConstruction
See and Do Workshop: Perimeter Controls and Linear Sediment ControlsSee & Do Workshops are hands-on demonstrations that will be held in WGR's Construction Sandbox. In this workshop, we will demonstrate the proper installation techniques of various perimeter controls and run a rain simulation of fiber roll on our test slope.Lodi10/12/2017 - 08:00 AMConstruction
"A Watershed Manager's Guide to Organics"The state of Washington's "Soils for Salmon" program emphatically demonstrated the power of organics, like compost, to restore the health of watersheds. However, since this landmark program was developed in 1999, little has been done to educate watershed management professionals on the full spectrum compost-based Sustainable Management Practices (SMP's) for addressing many of the challenges associated with watershed protection. This workshop, based on the U.S. Composting Council's publication: The Soil & Water Connection: A Watershed Manager's Guide to Organics, will provide a brief overview on the science and applications available to all watershed managers on this under-utilized and often ignored valuable resource. Please join Filtrexx for Open House activities at our New Facility including BBQ Lunch, Door Prizes, Raffle, live demonstrations and tour from 8am to 3pm.Gilroy10/12/2017 - 09:00 AMWater Quality
See and Do Workshop: Spec'ing and Applying Erosion ControlsSee & Do Workshops are hands-on demonstrations that will be held in WGR's Construction Sandbox. In this workshop, we will demonstrate how to properly specify spray-on erosion control products. Marks Hydroseeding of Galt will provide a demonstration of the proper application techniques of hydraulic mulch and hydroseed on a flat and sloped surface.Lodi10/12/2017 - 09:15 AMConstruction
"Aspects to consider when selecting a treatment system."Your facility reached Level 2 for a few metals in the storm water discharges, so what? Has everything really been considered? IGP gives multiple options, but does it really give options, considering third party lawsuits? If treatment is the preferred option selected, what should be considered? Tim's talk is oriented towards the multiple steps in reaching the initial considerations when treatment of storm water is the selected option; and delves further into how to reach ultimately the average NALs, even with treatment. Please join Filtrexx for Open House activities at our New Facility including BBQ Lunch, Door Prizes, Raffle, live demonstrations and tour from 8am to 3pm.Gilroy10/12/2017 - 10:15 AMIndustrial
See and Do Workshop: Track Out Controls and Drain Inlet ProtectionSee & Do Workshops are hands-on demonstrations that will be held in WGR's Construction Sandbox. In this workshop, we will demonstrate how to properly build and maintain a TC-1 track out control measure. We will muddy up some tires and see how it works. We will also show how to protect drain inlets on paved and unpaved surfaces.Lodi10/12/2017 - 10:30 AMConstruction
A BMP Roadmap for Returning to Baseline.What is your Road Map for compliance to the IGP? It's easy to get lost when evaluating BMP's for your site. This easy to understand workshop will give you an approach to analyze appropriate BMP's from minimum to advanced treatment. Focus on verifiable BMP's with third party testing that have been proven in the field to provide results and get your site back on the road to Baseline. Please join Filtrexx for Open House activities at our New Facility including BBQ Lunch, Door Prizes, Raffle, live demonstrations and tour from 8am to 3pm.Gilroy10/12/2017 - 11:30 AMIndustrial
Level 1 or 2 Topics covered during this 90 minute focused workshop include: Best Management Practices (BMP) implementation and maintenance, SWPPP revisions due to Level 1 or 2, Level 2 Exceedance Response Actions, Treatment and other Advanced BMPs Oceanside10/12/2017 - 12:00 PMIndustrial
See and Do Workshop: Do-it-yourself Treatment TrainsSee & Do Workshops are hands-on demonstrations that will be held in WGR's Construction Sandbox. In this workshop, we will look at and test a passive treatment system that you can build on your own site. This workshop could save your project thousands of dollars if you start having NAL exceedances.Lodi10/12/2017 - 01:00 PMConstruction
See and Do Workshop:  Active Treatment SystemsSee & Do Workshops are hands-on demonstrations that will be held in WGR's Construction Sandbox. In this workshop, we will team up with Active Treatment Systems, Inc. to provide a demonstration of an actual treatment system. We will run some bench testing of the turbid water to determine the proper dose of flocculant and will test for residual flocculant as requred by Attachment F of the Construction General Permit.Lodi10/12/2017 - 02:00 PMConstruction
Do-It-Yourself Stormwater Treatment FiltersCome participate in this interactive stormwater filter demonstration showcasing eight readily available, economical filter media and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Do-It-Yourself filter construction and variations will be displayed and discussed, along with effectiveness for removing nitrate, metals, TSS and other constituents. Join SHN Engineers, Royal Gold Coco and North Coast Laboratories in this cutting-edge evaluation with application to industrial, construction, municipal and agricultural stormwater management.Eureka10/12/2017 - 03:00 PMAll
SWPPP Writing Course - Part 5: Specifying BMPsLearn how to write a construction SWPPP in five lessons. Lesson 5 covers BMPs. Too many SWPPPs break down in this area and the specified BMPs are too generic. Learn how to specify site-specific BMPs and learn about the science behind the BMPs. This class can qualify for 1 PDH.All State Event10/13/2017 - 08:00 AMConstruction
A BMP Roadmap for Returning to Baseline.What is your Road Map for compliance to the IGP? It's easy to get lost when evaluating BMP's for your site. This easy to understand workshop will give you an approach to analyze appropriate BMP's from minimum to advanced treatment. Focus on verifiable BMP's with third party testing that have been proven in the field to provide results and get your site back on the road to Baseline.Gilroy10/13/2017 - 09:00 AMIndustrial
Ecosystem Service Benefits of Compost-Based Sustainable Management Practices (SMP's)Few water quality professionals are aware of the many ecosystem services associated with the adoption of compost-based SMP's and how this single management tool provides multiple environmental benefits in addition to erosion and sediment control. This workshop will cover specific storm water management applications including the vertical filtration of storm water and how to calculate their benefits to verify the value and necessity for adopting these under-utilized environmental management tools.Gilroy10/13/2017 - 10:15 AMWater Quality
On the Road with Storm Water: Redding - Construction and Post-constructionThe Post-Construction measures in the Phase II MS4 permit require development projects to implement design measures to reduce runoff. Watch as Steve and Adam brave 118-degree heat to learn about new low impact development projects at the City of Redding. Along the way, they encounter Sweet Pea the Skunk, walk along the famous Sundial Bridge, and gather a few sunburns.All State Event10/13/2017 - 12:00 PMMunicipal
SWPPP Writing Course - Part 1: Before You StartLearn how to write a construction SWPPP in five lessons. Lesson 1 talks about risk determination, information gathering, and other tasks that need to happen before you start writing the SWPPP. This class can qualify for 1 PDH.All State Event10/9/2017 - 08:00 AMConstruction
On the Road with Storm Water: Lodi - Education, Outreach, and Public InvolvementSection E.7 in the Phase II MS4 Permit talks about the importance of having an effective education and outreach program. In this keynote session, excitement and adventure await as Steve and Adam blitz the Lodi Farmer's Market, encounter the Storm Drain Detectives, take a kayak trip on Lodi Lake, and learn about Lodi's award-winning education and outreach program. All State Event10/9/2017 - 12:00 PMMunicipal