Keep Louisiana Beautiful is holding their 2016 conference at the Galvez Building Conference Center, 602 N. 5th Street, Baton Rouge on Wednesday September 28 and Thursday, September 29.
This conference that will help spark new ideas and ways in which we can help protect Louisiana for generations to come. You’ll learn how to reduce waste at events, how to raise funds to support your work, how to calculate the cost of blight in your neighborhood and how to eliminate it, strategies to reduce roadside litter by targeting motorists, reducing plastic bag usage, establishing litter courts and so much more.
For information about how to register visit:
From Construction Equipment:
Building contractors and developers need to be aware of the EPA’s newly proposed National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit regulations that apply to construction site operators disturbing one or more acres of land or less than one acre, but part of a larger common plan or development.
Read the entire article and see the list of changes HERE.
The NEIWPCC (New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission) is hosting a webinar this month entitled Modeling Applications to Integrate TMDLs into MS4s. See the flyer below for more information!
From Water Online:
These small bits of plastic, used as exfoliants in personal care products, like face wash and toothpaste, can slip through water treatment systems after they are washed down the drain. As a result, these microbeads often end up in local streams, rivers and larger bodies of water.
Read the full article on Water Online’s website HERE.
From Forester Daily News:
In coastal North Carolina, stormwater managers are looking to green infrastructure to solve stormwater problems. One successful green infrastructure project in Wilmington is the Wade Park Wetland. It was a $4 million joint project by the city of Wilmington, New Hanover County, and the state of North Carolina. The 17-acre park is on the site of a former wastewater treatment plant. Before the plant was constructed, the area was a natural wetland.
Completed in 2007, the wetland at Wade Park helps clean stormwater before it runs into the Hewletts Creek watershed and also reduces flooding in the area. The largest wetland in the area, it receives runoff from 590 acres, which is about 10% of the Hewletts Creek watershed…
Read the rest of the article at Forester Daily News HERE.
Please be advised that our mailing address has changed. Any mail should be sent to:
1836 Valence Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Please disregard any reference to our previous address in old posts if we have missed them. We apologize for any confusion. Thank you!
Sign up now for the 17th Annual EPA Region 6 Stormwater Conference, taking place October 18-23, 2015 in Hot Springs, Arkansas!
More information on the EPA website HERE.
Sign up online HERE.
Sign up by mail with the PDF form HERE.
For anyone who is interested in our Stormwater Inspection Training for Construction Sites online course, we now have available an outline of the course content that may be viewed before signing up.
For more information on the course, and to sign up, please see the course page HERE.