Advanced MS4 Implementation:
Wetlands and Stormwater

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Thursday November 3, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT
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Crown Point, IN 46307

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President: Jonathan Koepke, CPESC
Vice President: Rich York, CSSWI
Treasurer: John Roberson
Secretary: Ron Geater

Workshop Committee:
Susan Rowley, PWS, CWS, LEED AP

Reggie Korthals, MPA

Mr. Randy Braun, IDEM

Ms. Staci Goodwin, IDEM



Amy Dencklau

For 40 years, Land and Water has been providing erosion control and stormwater professionals, practical information and innovative solutions to protect our soil and water.


Susan Rowley, PWS, CWS, LEED AP

Butler, Fairman & Seufert, Inc.
Reggie Korthals, MPA

D2 Land & Water Resource, Inc.

Jim Blazek

Joe Moore



Opportunites start at $500. Call 970.846.9015


Welcome to the International Erosion Control Association’s Great Lakes Chapter

The Great Lakes Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association was created to unite individuals interested in issue of Erosion Control, Sediment Control, and Stormwater Management. The GLCIECA is a non-profit organization of professional who realize the benefit of "exchanging" information with others to preserve and improve the quality of our environment.

Whether you're a Contractor, Engineer, Manufacturer, State/Provincial/Federal or Government Employee etc. the GLCIECA will provide you the perfect format for sharing knowledge and information that focuses on economical, effective, and sustainable methods for preventing the pollution of our natural water resources.

Our Chapter represents and serves individual, corporate, and government members from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Ontario, Canada.

A full day of discussions on wetlands regulations for the State and Federal regulations, wetland requirements, mitigation, updates to INDOT stormwater, what to look for on roadway projects, roundtable discussion regarding inspections, the good, bad, ugly, long-term management, funding and much more!

We would like to welcome you to our GLIECA Workshop. 
Advanced MS4 Implementation: Wetlands and Stormwater

Program Highlights:

  • IDEM, USACE, INDOT Wetlands and Stormwater Permitting
  • Self Monitoring of Stormwater Projects, Inspections, Implementation on the Ground
  • Long Term Monitoring/Maintenance of Wetlands Projects, Long-Term Monitoring of MS4 Stream Projects for Water Quality, Local Ordinance Updates, Fees, Funding, etc for Long Term Management of Projects

Registration Details:

November 3:

8:00-9:00 am

Registration, Continental Breakfast, Networking

9:00-10:00 am

IDEM - Advanced Wetlands Permitting (State)

USACE Chicago District - Advanced Wetlands Permitting (Federal) - Paul Leffler




IDEM - Advanced Stormwater Permitting, municipal, regulations - Doug Wolf INDOT

Recent Changes to INDOT’s Storm Water Management - Donovan Wilczynski

Abstract:  INDOT has been working to improve its commitment to minimizing potential impacts from construction projects in a number of ways.  As well as hiring additional staff, a number of new policy changes have been made including but not limited to; a tiered system for classifying sites based upon potential impacts, class and certification requirements for contractor’s storm water inspectors, added pay items for inspections and storm water quality control plans, a separate budget for erosion control items, a pilot program for a goal based view of soil and the plant growth layer.

11:30am-1:00 pm


1:00-2:00 pm

Contractor Panel:  Discussion on the ground implementation of inspections and permitting for stormwater, self monitoring/inspections, etc. for during construction projects. - Wessler Engineering (Mary Atkins) and ENCAP (Ryan Alltop)

2:00-2:15 pm


2:15-3:45 pm 

Mitigation Success through Adaptive Management - Sarah Wright

Abstract: There is no such thing as a “perfect” mitigation site. Experience has shown us that site conditions, difficult soils, invasive species, animal predation, and other unanticipated factors can alter the expected outcome of a mitigation site. This presentation will discuss how, through adaptive management, mitigation areas can still meet established success criteria and acreage requirements. Close coordination with the regulatory agencies during this process is crucial in making sure that adaptive measures meet permit conditions. Several project examples of how adaptive management has been incorporated into challenging projects will be discussed.

IDEM - New Stormwater Quality In-Stream Monitoring for MS4'sStaci Goodwin

Discussion local Ordinance updates to include GI information and maintenance, fees, long-term management, and funding - BF&S  (Reggie Korthals) and LOCAL Municipality

3:45-4:00 pm

Wrap Up, Surveys, Certificates, Thank You's

Lodging Information - Area Hotels

Best Western Inn & Suites Of Merrillville, 8293 Louisiana St, Merrillville, IN 46410, (219) 756-2378

Candlewood Suites Merrillville, 8339 Ohio St, Merrillville, IN 46410, (219) 791-9100

Fairfield Inn & Suites Merrillville, 8275 Georgia St, Merrillville, IN 46410, (219) 736-0500


The Great Lakes Chapter of The International Erosion Control Association (GLIECA) 
The Great Lakes Chapter of The International Erosion Control Association (GLIECA) 
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