Stay Up-To-Date a Note from the Board
Greetings and Salutations Great Lakes Chapter Members!

We hope the Summer has been eventful and enjoyable for everyone so far. We are excited to announce the release of our redesigned site We hope that you find this site easier to navigate. We are striving to make this a great resource on a State by State level for the resources that you may find helpful. How can you help? Review the site and take a moment to help us develop the resources page with additional links that you think we should include that perhaps you personally find help. Please CLICK HERE to send comments and industry links.

The Chapter continues to have great training events lined up, so please visit our webpage at to view the schedules and dates.  Remember to check the webpage periodically so you do not miss out on any of our outstanding training opportunities. Our next upcoming event is the Erosion Control Technical Seminar on August 8, 2018, 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at NIU Hoffman Estates Conference Center.

Don’t forget to Save the Date for the 2019 IECA Annual Conference!
The 2019 event will feature unique learning formats - from fireside chats, roundtable sessions, workshops, regional training, 20-minute sessions and more! Networking - attendees have many opportunities to share ideas, collaborate with though leaders and network with peers. Product and technology training - the Expo Hall features the industry’s latest products, services and technology to help you perform your job better and we'll have sessions and demonstrations showcasing how these products really work.

We want to continue to re-iterate that IECA and our Chapter are striving to provide the best services for our members. We continue look to provide new local opportunities throughout the Chapter for all members to participate in. These opportunities may include but are not limited to lunch-and-learns and after hour socials with other local members and State Representatives. Please let any of our Officers know if you are interested in helping us with implementing this in your area, or if you have any ideas or recommendations on how we can make this happen.

We are looking f orward to a great remainder of 2018!

Jonathan Koepke, President, Treasurer
Adam Dibble, Vice President

PS: Voting for IECA Region 1 BoD will begin in August so be on the lookout and please support Adam Dibble as he is up for re-election!
Great Lakes Introduces New Website

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Great Lakes Chapter website, designed with a fresh new look and user-friendly navigation, updated with the latest industry information.

Our website builds on our organizational mission, “To foster natural heritage resilience through education and training in erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, and stream protection and restoration.” As you review and use this revitalized website, you will find that it is redesigned to help us fulfill that mission.

The Great Lakes Chapter website will be updated regularly with blog posts, member profiles, current topics, special announcements about the annual conference and other vital news. We encourage you to check the website on a regular basis, and spread the word to others.

Call for Great Lakes Board Members
Enhance Your Resume and Join the Team!

Positions are up for election to our ten-member Board. Elected Board members will serve a three-year term. (Including State Representatives)

The scope of IECA's Educational offerings has never been larger and the 6-state Great Lakes Chapter (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin) is integral to the mission of bringing Midwest stormwater professionals together, facilitating top-notch events and providing timely industry information to its membership and beyond.

There are many ways you can give back to the industry, but none as valuable as helping join stormwater professionals in pursuit of shared knowledge and experience.

If you are a Great Lakes Chapter member and are interested in running for a Board position, please send a brief candidacy statement, which should explain why you would like to serve on the Great Lakes Chapter Board of Directors to email

A brief bio and candidacy statement must be received by August 31st, 2018. Please submit your description to about 200 words. Submissions by email ( are preferred. If you have any questions about serving on the Board or about your eligibility, please contact a current Board member. The entire Chapter membership will be sent the ballot, which will include the names and statements of the candidates.
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