101X: Program Fundamentals-Snohomish, November 6 & 7

ECOSS helps you succeed with the Industrial Stormwater General Permit (ISGP) requirements & compliance.

101X Fundamentals two-day workshop is an overview of the ISGP requirements that includes:

  • Review of permit requirements including SWPPP, SPECP and BMPs
  • Putting the permit language to practice by developing a comprehensive stormwater management program
  • Monitoring, reporting and sampling techniques
  • Class materials, instruction, lunch and refreshments
  • Case studies, site walk and hands-on field activities

Some activities will be outside, so wear appropriate shoes and outerwear.

Runs November 6 & 7 from 9 am – 4 pm each day.

Pre-registration is required for all workshops.

Cost: $495.00 Early Bird Pricing (register by 10/26/18)

          $545.00 (registration after 10/26/18)

Questions about this workshop, email industrial.stormwater@ecoss.org or call Ann at 206-767-0432, ext. 1004.

If you prefer to pay offline, please use this form to register for the workshop. Pre-registration is required for all workshops.

201 IDDE Inspections & 205 Spill Response – Snohomish

ECOSS prepares municipal staff to effectively manage their stormwater programs

This is a combined course designed to increase awareness and provide municipal field staff with the tools to detect different types of illicit discharges in the public storm sewer system. Gain insight into what to look for to prevent spills, how to develop and execute a good spill response program, and what things to consider in responding to a spill.

 

Monday, November 5 Class: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: $225 per person

Pre-registration required for this workshop

 

Questions about this course or need help with registration, contact Ann at municipal.stormwater@ecoss.org or 206-767-0432, ext. 1004

201X: Advanced Stormwater Management-Seattle Area – October 18 & 19

ECOSS helps you succeed with the Industrial Stormwater General Permit (ISGP) requirements and compliance.

201X Advanced Stormwater Management takes an in-depth look at the ISGP requirements: 

  • Unique two-day workshop
    • Day 1 – in class with several case study presentations by stormwater professionals
    • Day 2 – in the field – tours of industrial sites with installed treatment technologies
  • Examination of state and federal policy drivers, trends and other stakeholders affecting decision-making
  • Review and discussion of various case studies, with examples of managing difficult stormwater issues
  • Geared for permittees, consultants and engineers to better understand and manage permit requirements and develop a comprehensive stormwater management program
  • Includes: class materials, instruction, lunch and refreshments

Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Register early to receive early bird pricing.

Both Days – Save $100! (10/18: 9 am – 4 pm, and 10/19: 9 am – 1 pm):

$550.00  (register by 10/5/18) or $595.00 (register after 10/5/18)

Day 1 Only (10/18 in-class portion):

$325 (until 10/5/18) or $375 (after 10/5/18)

Day 2 Only (10/19 site tours):

$325 (register by 10/5/18) or $375 (register after 10/13/17)

 

Questions about this course, email ann@ecoss.org or call 206-767-0432, ext. 1004.

If you prefer to pay offline, please use this registration form. Pre-registration is required for all workshops.

205: Spill Control & Response – Medina

This class is designed to elevate the awareness and understanding of municipal operations in the prevention of and response to spills. Receive insight into what to look for to prevent spills, how to develop and execute a good spill response program, and what things to consider in responding to a spill. This course sets the foundation of understanding to launch municipal operations and to educate city or county specific procedures and response requirements.

205 Spill Control & Response class will:

  • Help staff understand why spill response is important to a municipal program
  • Develop baseline knowledge to identify key elements of a municipal spill response plan and program
  • Increase awareness of what to look for in terms of good housekeeping and proper material storage to prevent spills
  • Gain an understanding of how to identify a spill, implement low risk prevention and clean up measures, and buy time for appropriate cleanup response
  • Increase confidence in how to take proper action in case of a spill
  • Provide a short spill response demonstration

Pre-registration is required for this workshop.

Questions about this course, email municipal.stormwater@ecoss.org or call 206-767-0432, ext. 1004.

 

Healthy Homes = Healthy Waters

There are many simple actions you can take at home and in your community to improve the health of local waterways and your home! Come to the water-oriented Environmental Fair on Tuesday, September 11, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m at the Snohomish Senior Center.

Learn about safe, non-toxic cleaners for the home; natural and organic yard care products and processes; proper disposal of pet waste; water quality testing and bugs; possible volunteer opportunities; how to maintain and wash cars without affecting local water quality.

Enjoy family-friendly activities, games, arts and crafts, plus free giveaways and door prizes!

Sponsored by ECOSS, the City of Snohomish, Puget Sound Starts Here and Washington State Dept. of Ecology. Call 206-767-0432 ext. 1004 for more information.

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CANCELLED – 203: LID Infrastructure Inspections and Maintenance & 101: Municipal Stormwater Program Overview

ECOSS prepares municipal staff to effectively manage their stormwater programs.

We are offering two classes in Mukilteo on July 31. Register for one or both classes in the tickets section. – CANCELLED

203 LID Infrastructure Inspections and Maintenance (8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

101 Municipal Stormwater Program Overview (1:00 – 2:30 p.m.)

The more you learn, the more you save:

  • $225 for 203-LID Infrastructure Inspection & Maintenance
  • $150 for 101-Municipal Stormwater Program Overview
  • Register for both and save: $300 for both 203 & 101 classes

If you have questions about these courses or need help with registration, contact Ann at municipal.stormwater@ecoss.org or 206-767-0432, ext. 1004

Pre-registration is required for both classes.

RainWise achieves a major milestone!

Congratulations to the RainWise program for hitting the major milestone of capturing rainwater from two million square feet of rooftops via rain gardens and cisterns! That’s roughly equal to the area of Volunteer Park!

Rain gardens are a natural solution to reducing stormwater pollution. Photo Credit: Marcela Gara, Resource Media.

See if your home qualifies for a RainWise rain garden or cistern!

Stormwater is the largest source of pollution in Seattle. When it rains, water carries pollutants such as fertilizer, motor oil and metals from roads, rooftops and other hard, impermeable surfaces into local waters and Puget Sound. And large volumes of stormwater can cause sewer systems to overflow, further polluting Puget Sound waters. This has repercussions for both public health and the health of salmon migrating through Puget Sound.

“I’m excited to be part of the RainWise program. Thank you ECOSS for helping me become a RainWise contractor.” – Gary Li, RainWise contractor (left). Photo Credit: Joycelyn Chui, ECOSS.

RainWise provides up to a 100% rebate on the costs of professionally installing rain gardens and cisterns. And ECOSS provides support throughout the installation process in 15 different languages for both contractors and residents.But you can help by having rain gardens and cisterns installed at home. Also known as green stormwater infrastructure, these natural solutions control stormwater and filter out pollutants, thus reducing stormwater pollution.

“Participating in the RainWise program is just one of the many ways that we can do our part in preserving what we enjoy most about our environment and all that nature has to offer us. I strongly encourage all to do it!” – Nina V., RainWise resident (right). Photo Credit: Nina V.

By having rain gardens and cisterns, not only do you add beauty to your home, but you also help promote a healthier environment. Together, we can reduce stormwater pollution and make Seattle RainWise.

Learn more about our RainWise work!

 

 

201 IDDE Inspections & 205 Spill Response (AM & PM class) – Monroe

ECOSS prepares municipal staff to effectively manage their stormwater programs.

This is a combined course designed to increase awareness, and provide municipal field staff with the tools to detect different types of illicit discharges in the public storm sewer system. Gain insight into what to look for to prevent spills, how to develop and execute a good spill response program, and what things to consider in responding to a spill.

There are two time options for this class so purchase either the AM or PM ticket.

AM Class: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – CLASS FULL!

PM Class: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $225 per person

Pre-registration required for this workshop.

Questions about this course or need help with registration, contact Ann at municipal.stormwater@ecoss.org or 206-767-0432, ext. 1004

Live RainWise Webinar

Learn about RainWise from the comfort of your own home!

Rain gardens and cisterns are great ways to lessen polluted runoff from stormwater. And the RainWise program covers up to 100% of the installation costs in select areas of Seattle!

Learn about stormwater, solutions for reducing polluted runoff and ways to help at an upcoming webinar, May 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

For more details and to sign up, visit http://tinyurl.com/RainWiseWebinar. Spots are limited, so sign up now!