Worth Noting - February 2014

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The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, along with the Gurnee Park District and School District 56, received a Best of the Best Award from the Illinois Association of Park Districts for their intergovernmental cooperation in repurposing the Gurnee Grade School site. The award recognizes agencies and the units of government with which they have an agreement that have created successful intergovernmental agreements or partnerships that maximize tax dollars and benefit residents throughout the community.

  • The California Stormwater Quality Association recently presented four awards at its ninth annual stormwater conference awards. Recipients included:
  • Outstanding Stormwater BMP Implementation Award: Boeing Co., Santa Susana Biofilter
  • Outstanding Sustainable Stormwater Project Award: Placer County – Placer County Low Impact Development Guidebook
  • Outstanding Stormwater News, Information, Outreach and Media Award: City of Santa Rosa and Sonoma County Water Agency – Creek Stewardship Program
  • Leadership Award: Scott Taylor, P.E., D.WRE., an active member of CASQA and previously served as chairman and vice chairman of the board of directors.

American Society of Civil Engineers

The ASCE has these courses:

  • Feb. 6 – Integrating Stormwater Harvesting into Low Impact Development, online
  • Feb. 6-7 – Pumping Systems Design for Civil Engineers, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Feb. 11 – The First Three Rules of Construction: Document, Document, Document, online
  • Feb. 12 – Curve Number and Vegetative Techniques to Manage Stormwater Runoff Sustainably, online
  • Feb. 21 – Preparing and Implementing Construction Site Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans, online
  • Feb. 27 – Cold-Weather Stormwater BMPs That Work, online
  • March 3 – Sustainable Stormwater Hydrology: Concepts to Reduce Hydrologic Footprint, online
  • March 14-15 – Stormwater BMPs That Work: Effective Analysis, Design and Maintenance, Cambridge, Mass.
  • March 26 – Stormwater BMPs: What Works, What Doesn’t and What About Maintenance, online

Visit www.asce.org.


The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering-Professional Development is offering the following courses in Madison:

  • April 3-4 – Using WinSLAMM v.10.0.1: Meeting Urban Stormwater Management Goals
  • May 28-30 – Unsteady Flow Modeling Using HEC-RAS
  • June 5-6 – Advance Modeling Using HEC-RAS

Visit http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has a Pumps and Motors seminar on May 6-8 in Madison. Visit http://dnr.wi.gov.


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