The St. Joseph River Basin Commission and the Michiana Area Council of Governments (partners with the Michiana Stormwater Partnership) will hold a public meeting at the Elkhart Conservation Club in Elkhart, IN on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to inform all interested persons about the beginning of a new study on Cobus Creek watershed. Attendees will also have an opportunity to share local knowledge about areas of interest in the watershed which will be incorporated into the study. The study will look to gain a better understanding of Cobus Creek watershed's environmental health, identify water quality issues and potential improvement projects, and suggest resources in the watershed that may benefit from preservation. Cobus Creek watershed includes portions of Cass County, Michigan and Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties, Indiana as well as Cobus Creek, Garver Lake, and Pleasant Lake.
The Michiana Stormwater Partnership (MSP) will have an informational booth set up at the 2015 St. Joseph County Annual Health Fair on June 4, 2015 from 8:00am to 4:00pm in the lobby of the County-City Building, 227 W. Jefferson Blvd. South Bend, IN 46601. Come by our booth to learn more about the importance of good environmental stewardship and ways in which you can help prevent pollution to our local waterways!
Indiana MS4 permittees in coordination with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Region 5 will be hosting the eighth Annual MS4 Meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 in Indianapolis, IN at the Indianapolis Marriott East. Don't miss the opportunity to get in front of key decision makers, network, and create new relationships to optimize your MS4 Program. For more information regarding this event, visit their website at http://indianams4.org/
This conference will focus on planning and technical issues as they apply to stormwater drainage. Lunch, sponsored by the exhibitors, will be provided. PDH/CEU will be available to licensed land surveyors and engineers. Local road and street personnel responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of city and county drainage systems, as well as consulting engineers, will find the conference invaluable. INDOT personnel responsible for programming and reviewing drainage projects will also find the program beneficial. For more information related to this conference you can visit the LTAP website at http://rebar.ecn.purdue.edu/LTAP1/Home or view the brochure if you CLICK HERE
The Michiana Stormwater Partnership and MS4 entities from Elkhart and Kosciusko Counties are co-hosting a contractor workshop on February 24, 2015 at the Del-Mar Banquet Hall in Nappanee, IN from 7:30am to 10:30am. This workshop will offer a full breakfast buffet, vendor displays and various speakers discussing "The Gr$$n of Erosion Control". This workshop is free of charge and will offer 2.0 CEU's. For more information and to register for this event please CLICK HERE
The Michiana Stormwater Partnership will be hosting a workshop on Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 9:00am until Noon on the 11th Floor Conference Room (MACOG) in the County-City Building, 227 W. Jefferson Blvd. South Bend, IN 46601. This is a "Train the Trainer" type workshop that will be presented by Christopher B. Burke Engineering, LLC, and intended for MS4 entities who need assistance with preparing for upcoming IDEM audits for Municipal Operations Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping. For more information and to register for this workshop please CLICK HERE
Indiana Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management (INAFSM) will be hosting their Annual Conference on September 10-12, 2014 at the Brown County State Park in Nashville, IN. For more information and the conference agenda, please visit the INAFSM website http://www.inafsm.net/conference/upcoming.html
Indiana MS4 permittees in coordination with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) will be hosting the seventh Annual MS4 Meeting on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in Indianapolis, IN at the Indianapolis Marriott East. The all day event is for anyone working in the MS4 environment; beginners and advanced. For more information regarding this event, visit their website at http://indianams4.org/
GreenTown will be held Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Downtown South Bend, IN at the Double Tree Hotel. GreenTown brings together the public sector and the private sector to “connect the dots”, to inspire and to work together to remake our communities. From healthy living to local food, energy to green infrastructure, water to outdoor space, GreenTown will help you make the healthy choice the easy choice. For more information visit the GreenTown Conference website at http://www.greentownconference.com/
The Greater Elkhart County Stormwater Partnership will be hosting a Contractor Workshop - The Basics of Erosion and Sediment Control on Construction Sites on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 7:30 to 9:00 am. Speaker Tim Stottlemyer, Noblesville MS4 Program Manager, will provide real-world experience in presenting common practices and basic expectations for erosion and sediment control. For more information CLICK HERE or visit the Greater Elkhart County Stormwater Partnership at http://www.stormwaterelkco.org/