1) Title of Proposed Project:
Erosion Control Seminar
Training on erosion control Best
Management Practices (BMPs) proper implementation, maintenance, and inspection.
2) Project Grant Type:
2a) Information & Education
Areas of Interest:
4) Contact Information:
Wolf Watershed Alliance,
P.O. Box 1861, Appleton, Wisconsin 54912
Fiscal Contact: Amy Rogoff
Authorizing officer: Ni
FWWA President, Associate/Senior Project
Jessica Schultz, NEWSC Coordinator,
5) Project Location:
Lake Michigan Basin
Seminar will be held in the Fox Valley area. Contractors
and member communities within the L
ake Michigan Basin in Northeast Wisconsin (including all or
parts of Brown, Calumet, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Outagamie and Winnebago Counties) will be
invited to attend.
Lake Michigan Basin
Seminar will provide instruction and guidance on
proper BMP use,
thereby improving in
field practices and maximizing sediment and erosion control during construction
projects throughout northeastern Wisconsin.
6) Project Duration:
7) Budget Totals:
Asking for $7,500 in grant dollars.
8) Estimated Soil Savings:
demonstration projects only
Erosion, Sediment, BMP, Training, Inspection, Stormwater
10) Problem Statement:
“Lower” Green Bay contin
ues to have low dissolved oxygen levels and poor
water clarity due to phosphorus and sediment carried by the Fox River and nearby tributaries to the bay.
About a 50% reduction in phosphorus and sediment is needed to restore the quality of the bay.
conducted in the Baird Creek Watershed on the east side of Green Bay found that
“…urbanization is adversely impacting Baird Creek. Statistical analysis showed that
event concentrations of sediment and total phosphorus were significantly higher on the
banizing tributary than the agricultural branch. Also, although the urbanizing portion of
the watershed comprised only 18.5% of the total land area, it contributed 60
70% of the
total sediment load during a period of summer storm events.”
, accessed 11/25/2009)
Construction site erosion is a leading cause of water quality problems in Wisconsin
For every acre
under construction, about a dump truck and a half of soil washes into a nearby lake or stream unless the
builder or homeowner uses proper erosion control BMPs.
Although construction site BMPs exist, they
are often improperly implemented b
y contractors, and can go unnoticed by inspectors if they are
not properly trained on BMPs themselves. With proper training, on the other hand, significant
improvements can be realized whereby construction related sediments and pollutants are
n site, protecting such areas of concern as the 303d listed Fox River and bay of Green
As previously stated, construction site erosion is a major cause of
sedimentation within sensitive waters of the state. Regulations now
require placement of BMPs to help
reduce these construction site problems, but improper placement and use of these BMPs is allowing tons
of sediment to leave the construction sites and make their way down
gradient to clog our lakes and
streams. This sedim
ent damages natural habitats, spawning areas, and prime recreation locations. And,
this is not a local problem, but rather a far
ranging issue that is occurring throughout the entire Lake
Michigan catchment and beyond.
By targeting local officials and
contractors, instruction and education can make great strides in
improving this situation. Through this program, contractors in charge of construction sites and officials
overseeing those sites can gain a better understanding of the importance of proper B
Getting first rate instruction and seeing the results of proper BMP use first hand will give the seminar
attendees a great understanding of the need for and expected result from proper BMP implementation.
As these attendees then go out
and work throughout northeast Wisconsin on various projects, better
BMP use will go out with them, affecting many areas and water bodies within the Lake Michigan
catchment. This will lead to improved performance of the BMPs throughout the region which wi
provide better protection of lakes and streams, and ultimately Lake Michigan itself.
12) Project Activities:
NEWSC is planning a spring of 2011 training seminar to educate community
officials, inspectors and contractors on erosion control BMPs. The
seminar will be held in the Fox
Valley, Appleton area. It will be a 1 day training consisting of ½ a day classroom training and ½ a day
field training (visiting actual construction sites). Because it is hard to gain commitment from contractors
ities to devote time to training, we are looking for support from the Great Lakes Restoration
Initiative to make this a GREAT conference. By using save the date mailers and exciting appeals, like a
keynote speaker or celebrity appearance, we hope to encour
age participation from the people who really
need to get the information. We will be sending out roughly 600 invitations and estimate 250 will
attend. Save the dates and information regarding the seminar will be sent to potential attendees in the
Although we estimate 250 in attendance, this training will reach many others. Contractors in attendance
will pass the information onto their crews. Communities will train their employees on proper erosion
control management and what to look for
in their cities, towns and villages. NEWSC is continuing its
efforts in public education on stormwater BMPs. As the public becomes more educated on the impact
erosion control has on their local waterways and in turn, the Great Lakes
it is our vision th
at the public
will begin to choose contractors that are practicing good erosion control practices.
One of the Proposed Long Term Goals in the Great Lakes Multi
Year Restoration Action Plan for the
focus area: Near shore Health and Nonpoint Source Polluti
on is to “a
chieve a significant reduction in
soil erosion and the loading of sediments into tributaries through greater implementation of soil
conservation practices in agriculture, forestry, and urban areas.” By executing this seminar
ors to successfully implement erosion control best management practices, and inspectors to
follow up on erosion control BMPs that are not installed or not properly installed
the goal of NEWSC
is to significantly reduce soil erosion and the loading of sed
iments into tributaries in urban areas.
Besides the improved knowledge gained by the seminar attendees, the “learnings” from the seminar will
be packaged and brought to the public through on
going public information and education programs.
All NEWSC memb
er communities are committed to disseminating stormwater management information
to their constituants through use of web sites, brochures, televised meetings, newspaper articles, and
special informative public meetings. The intent of the seminar program p
lanners is to capture the
information presented at the seminar in both written and graphic form, and convey that knowledge to the
public through the most appropriate media available. That is one of the goals of this program.
To meet these goals we will c
1/2 day to 1 day classroom
training on the following topics:
hy soil erosion is bad for the environment (i.e. why
should we care)
hat causes soil erosion (understanding what causes erosion is important so that the design and
construction schedule and sequence
mportance of erosion controls (how are erosion controls different than sediment controls)
mportance of sediment controls (how are sediment controls different than erosion controls)
of best management practices (tools in our tool box, photos of good and bad examples of
individual BMPs, lessons learned)
uilding flexibility into implementation of the erosion control plan
lan amendments, if needed
xample projects / case studie
ho is key to
completion of a successful project / project team (owner, designer,
contractors, landscaper, regulator, inspector)
e are on the same team and we need to work together / communicate
regarding turbidity and
1/2 day to 1 day to learn at nearby construction sites
(may consist of several 2 hour sessions on different days and at different locations)
nvite vendors to
demonstrate products at an active construction site
and answer questions (
vendors have already shown interest in helping with this training.)
alk the active construction site and discuss overall Erosion & Sediment Control Plan for the site
We plan on
inviting owners, designers,
contractors, landscapers, regulators,
underground utility companies, and inspectors to the training (i.e.
anyone that is part of the team
is responsible for a successful project).
Some stakeholders will find more value in the classroom
ining and other stakeholders will find more value in the
demonstration tour training.
This training has the potential to turn into a
long training program that is split up into different days
/ locations during the spring and summer.
sites could be in different regions of NE
Wisconsin (Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc)
Convenience and travel time
will likely influence attendance.
We will v
ideotape the training so that municipalit
the ability to
ask a cont
ractor to watch the
training if they did not attend or so NEWSC can post portions on the video on its website for public /
We will hand out
of attendance for
Attendees will be able to o
btain continuing educa
tion credits for training from
A. At the end of step 1 attach step II as a .pdf to the application
Wolf Watershed Alliance
Erosion Control Seminar
Fill in the 9 line items categories as needed. Match may stand alone in a category or be part of a
category where grant funds are requested. The
total project costs
budget page should equal the amounts entered on
question 7 of your online application.
Round all figures to
the nearest dollar.
Purchase of office equipment, while allowed, is not encouraged. Applicants should pursue lease options
on equipment needed only for the project duration.
cost will be no greater than 15 percent of direct
project costs, excluding travel
equipment and consultant/construction.
Indirect costs are those costs that have been incurred for
common or joint objectives and cannot be readily identified with a particul
ar objective or project. This
may include such things as building occupancy, equipment usage, personnel administration, accounting
and other overhead activities.
Please factor in the cost of one additional copy of all printed products, one electronic ver
sion of all
printed material and one copy of other products (e.g., videos, CDs, digital photos) into your project
budgets. These will be provided to the Great Lakes Commission.
GLBP Grant Request
Minimum is 25% of the
budget. Not every category has
to meet the 25% requirement.
1) Salaries and Benefits
Bus for off
buses for offsite
banquet facility, food
4) Office Supplies
6) Printed Material
Save the date cards,
handout at seminar
(Save the date cards,
(Kenote Speaker or
9) Indirect Costs
Add lines 1,4,5,6,&8 and multiple this
by 0 .15)
TOTAL (rounded to
Explicitly describe how the grant money will be used for each line items listed below for
which you have inserted a grant and or match dollar amount:
NEWSC member volunteers to plan/coordinate event $12/hour)
NEWSC Coordinator to plan/coordinate event
(3 buses for offsite training)
(banquet facility, food and beverage)
(Save the date cards, brochures, postage, handouts)
Kenote Speaker or Celebrity Appearance)
C. Project Personnel:
James is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin, and has received accreditation from
CPESC as a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control.
from the Wisconsin Department of Commerce.
He has been involved in the design, review,
implementation and inspection of construction site erosion and sediment control plans for the past eight ye
a private consulting engineer, he was responsible for the design of erosion control plans, and the implementation
and inspection of erosion and sediment control plans during the construction.
As a member of a municipal
engineering staff, James is
responsible for the design and review of erosion and sediment control plans, as well
as the implementation and inspection of plans during the construction process.
Nicholas Vande Hey, P.E.,
Associate / Senior Project Engineer McMahon
Nick Vande Hey has fifteen years of experience in civil and environmental engineering with emphasis
on stormwater quality, hydrology, hydraulics, flood control, stream restoration, wetland restoration,
stormwater system design, erosion and sediment control
design, regulatory permits, construction
oversight, ordinances, plan review and grants. He has a BS in Civil & Environmental Engineering from
the University of Wisconsin
Madison and is a registered Professional Engineer. He is a Certified
in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and is currently in charge of the Stormwater
Department at McMAHON. Prior to McMAHON, Nick was a stormwater engineer in the Washington
D.C. metropolitan area. During the past fifteen years, he has worked on projec
ts in Wisconsin, Illinois,
Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and
Nick sits on the Board of Directors for the Fox
Wolf Watershed Alliance (FWWA) and Leadership
Council for the Northeast W
isconsin Stormwater Consortium (NEWSC). For the past seven years, he
has assisted with planning the FWWA Stormwater Conference.
Nick sits on several regulatory advisory committees for the Wisconsin DNR. He is also a team member
for erosion control and
stormwater management Technical Standards developed by the Wisconsin
Standards Oversight Council. For the past ten years, he has assisted with planning, coordination and
presentations for numerous UW
Extension, Wisconsin DNR and Wisconsin DOT
courses and training workshops.
, P.E., Ayres Associates
Mike will assist in the preparation and presentation of the BMP seminar. Mike has over 30 years of
experience in the stormwater management area working as a consultant in this f
ield since 1977. Mike is
a “founding father” of the Fox
Wolf Stormwater Conference, has spoken at state and national
conferences on stormwater management, and has designed and implemented hundreds of stormwater
management facilities throughout the Midwe
, Director of Public Works Combined Locks, W
worked for the Village of Combined Locks for the past 17 years within the street, park, and
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin
Superior with a BS in Corp
Community Health Promotion.
He is a member of the NEWSC Erosion Control Committee and will
assist in the preparation for the seminar.
Patrick H Kuehl, P.E.
Civil/Municipal Project Manager Patrick has 17 years of experience in the design and
permitting of erosion
control best management practices used in a variety of applications. Pat has applied different types of erosion
control practices for a wide variety of applications to include site development, roadway and utility construction,
water management facilities, and stream restoration projects.
Bob is a long standing licensed Landscape Architect in the State of Wisconsin. He has had the opportunity to
complete landscape design concepts for RainGardens
, Bio Retention, Detention sites and Stormwater
Management Ponds. He has been successful in selecting the most appropriate native plants for each setting to
not only protect communities from flooding but enhance the beauty of neighborhoods.
Jeremy A. Freu
Stormwater/GIS Specialist Outagamie County Land Conservation Department.
Jeremy Freund has ten years of experience in civil and environmental engineering with an emphasis in water
resources and mapping.
Jeremy sits on the Board of Directors for the Fox
Wolf Watershed Alliance (FWWA)
and the Erosion Control Committee for the No
rtheast Wisconsin Stormwater Consortium (NEWSC).
For the past
three years, he has assisted with planning the FWWA Stormwater Conference.
Jeremy conducts plan review and
construction inspection for projects requiring erosion control and stormwater permitt
ing throughout Outagamie
Jeremy also designs erosion control and stormwater BMPs for agricultural development projects.
Amy Rogoff has
held the position of FWWA Office Manager since October 2001.
include office man
bookkeeping and financial reporting, grant tracking, and assisting with
Her previous experience includes 12 years of employment with International Paper
Corporation as a cost analyst
Nick Waldschmidt, City of Fond du Lac
ck Waldschmidt has worked for the City of Fond du Lac for the past five years as a civil engineer.
responsible for the review and
approval of erosion control and stormwater management plans for private
development sites within the City.
He has a BS
in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of
He is the secretary and treasurer of NEWSC.
Jessica Schultz, Northeast Wisconsin Stormwater Consortium
Jessica Schultz has held the position of NEWSC Coordinator
since September of 2009. Main re
of multiple websites as well as informational & educational
coordinating and preparing for c
s and communication to the public and members.
joining NEWSC, Jessica worked in human resources for a large retailer where she coordinated many large
training events district wide. Jessica has a BA in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin
s a cooperative partnership comprised of fifty
six communities and businesses working
together to improve stormwater quality in northeast Wisconsin. By working together we can make a
F. Other Funding Sources:
The match for the project
will come from NEWSC.
Description/Map of Project Location:
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to 100 words
map(s) to one page.
Wolf Watershed is an integral part of the Great Lakes system. Soil erosion issues within
such a large watershed have contributed to serious sedimentation problems in the Fox and Wolf Rivers.
The entire Fox River is considered to be impaired and t
he majority of the Wolf River is also considered
impaired. Sedimentation, Eutrophication, and high nutrient loads have lead to impairment troubles.
Since this watershed empties directly into Lake Michigan special consideration should be taken to
ng erosion issues within the Fox
Wolf Watershed. Our s
eminar will be held in the Fox Valley
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