Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 – 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):       11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:           12:45 – 4:30 pm

Minnesota Erosion and Sediment Control Requirements and Practices

   Environmental Protection Agency regulations

   Minnesota Pollution Control Agency requirements, applicability and exclusions

   Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan requirements

Goals for and Selection of Erosion and Sediment Control Practices

   Practices that minimize site disturbance

   Preservation of native vegetation

   Selecting appropriate practices for disturbed areason the construction site

Non-Structural Erosion and Sediment Control Best Practice

   Temporary and permanent seeding, sodding and mulching

   Use of geotextiles

   Chemical soil stabilization

   Establishment of buffer zones

Stream and Bank Stabilization

   Stream bank erosion protection

   Bank stabilization and repair

Structural Erosion and Sediment Control Practices

   Earthen dikes

   Drainage swales

   Pipe drains

   Subsurface drains

   Silt fences


   Check dams

   Stormwater ponds

   Sediment traps

Protecting Permanent BMPs During Construction

   BMP construction timing

   Preventing siltation in infiltration BMPs

   Avoiding and mitigating soil compaction


     6.5 PDHs
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Landscape Architects
     6.5 PDHs
     6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

     Non-Mandatory Cont. Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 professional development hours to Minnesota architects, landscape architects, and engineers. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Minnesota.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architect Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs.

Architects, landscape architects, and engineers seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to apply the hours earned at this seminar. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

This seminar is also designed for the professional enrichment of construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing board.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.



Manager of the Washington Conservation District (WCD)
Washington County has a diverse landscape with urban, suburban, agricultural, and natural land uses – all located along the St. Croix River at the east side of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area in Minnesota. Mr. Riggs is responsible for managing overall District operations and coordinating WCD activities with the elected WCD board, watersheds and local units of government. Prior to joining the WCD, he worked as an urban conservationist, environmental consultant, and regional planner. Mr. Riggs provides technical support and teaches on a variety of subjects, including stormwater best management practices, natural resource inventories, construction site erosion control, low impact development, and total maximum daily load (TMDL) development and implementation. He has an M.S. degree in Water Resource Management from Michigan State University and B.S. degrees in Biology and Psychology from University of WI-Eau Claire. Mr. Riggs is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sedimentation Control (CPESC #2059), Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ 0062), a CPESC instructor, a member of the Minnesota State Stormwater Steering Committee, and co-chair of the Minimal Impact Design Standards (MIDS) Workgroup.