Official Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the IECA.


The Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MAC) of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is one of the oldest chapters within the IECA.  The MAC encompasses Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland and Washington D.C., making it one of the more densely populated chapters within IECA Region 1. The MAC is an integral resource for anyone in the sediment and erosion control, stormwater management and surface water restoration industry. Follow the link to learn more about what makes the Mid-Atlantic Chapter great!
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24th Annual Conference, Workshop and Trade Show

Registration is NOW OPEN for the Mid-Atlantic Chapters 24th Annual Conference, Workshop and Trade Show. It will be held on September 19-21, 2017 in Richmond, VA at the Double Tree Hotel Richmond-Midlothian. This three day event will focus on IECA’s four key educational tracks of erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, MS4 management and surface water restoration. Follow the links for additional information.

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The MAC hosts a yearly chapter conference, workshop and trade show each year in one of the member states. This three day event is a great way to learn as well as network with other industry professionals.  Additional education is also offered through IECA Road Show events throughout the year in various geographic locations.  These one day events are great ways to increase our outreach and to educate professionals in the local areas while addressing broader topics as well. The MAC IECA is a great resource to get involved in if you are an active industry professional. Check out our upcoming events in the region.


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Upcoming Events

24th Annual Mid-Atlantic Chapter Conference, Workshop  & Trade Show @ Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Richmond, VA
Sep 19 – Sep 21 all-day

“Rolling Along in River City”

September 19th – 21st, 2017

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel – Midlothian – Richmond, VA

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association will be holding it’s 24th Annual Environmental Conference, Workshop & Tradeshow in Richmond, VA from September 19th-21st.  This conference will focus on the four IECA Education Tracks of erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, MS4’s and surface water restoration.


Professional Development Hours will be provided for all technical sessions.

Civil 3D Core Skills Training NEW this year!

The MAC is offering a Civil 3D Core Skills Training course on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. This class will focus on practical applications of AutoCAD® Civil 3D®, with an emphasis on the surface, alignment and profile tools that are most useful for professionals in erosion control and stream restoration. The course and the instructors are being presented by CivilTraining, LLC which is a part of Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. This training will provide Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) and Professional Development Hours (PDH’s). Space is limited for this class, so the first 30 registrants will be guaranteed a seat in this class. Register here for this training.

VDOT ESCCC Certification Class

The MAC is offering the VDOT ESCCC Certification Class at this year’s conference. The Class is sponsored by the Richmond Area Municipal Contractors Association (RAMCA). Register here for this training. Click here if you need accommodations to attend this class or please scroll down to the Accomadations section for more info on the DoubleTree conference room rates. Space is limited to the first 15 registrants, please sign up early. If you need additional information regarding this class, please contact Vanessa Patterson, Executive Director of the RAMCA at (804) 346-0522 or via email at

2017 Annual MAC Golf  Tournament

The 2017 Annual MAC Golf Tournament will be held at Magnolia Greens Golf Club on September 19th. Start time is 10AM. This year’s tournament will commence on Tuesday September 19th at 10:00 am set as the first tee time. The cost will be $70.00 per player and includes greens fee, ½ cart and box lunch. We will be playing at the Magnolia Green Golf Club located at 17301 Memorial Tournament Dr., Moseley, VA 23120. For more information, please contact Rob Lawson at (804) 901-3412 or via email at Click Here for more information.

EnviroCert Review Courses and Exams – CPESC, CPSWQ, CESSWI, CPMSM and CPISM 

EnviroCert International, Inc. (ECI) is the national leader in field of stormwater and environmental professional certification.  ECI has been providing these Professional Certifications for over 30 years.   ECI’s purposes is to ensure that professionals have demonstrated a depth and bread of knowledge, based on national standard to preserve life, health, and property.

ECI offers five (5) professional certification programs to ensure the highest quality of practice in the environmental field.  ECI Professionals are distinguished in all 50 states and over 20 countries as leading experts in their respective fields.  ECI offers the following professional certifications:  Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC)Stormwater Inspections (CESSWI), Stormwater Quality (CPSWQ)Certified Professional in Municipal Stormwater Management (CPMSM), and Industrial Stormwater Management (CPISM).

EnviroCert will be offering General Principle Reviews and Exams at the 2017 MAC-IECA Conference. Advanced Registration is required for both and an approved application is required to take the exam. This application must be submitted thirty (30) days in advance to allow time for review and approval.

Registrations for review and/or exams are available from our web calendar here . For certification information, please visit , call (828-655-1600), or email

The Reviews will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 with the Exams being administered on Friday, September 22, 2017. The last day to sign up is September 11, 2017.

Click here for Conference Registration, Exhibitor Registration, Session Scheduling and Sponsorship

Paying by credit card can be done on line through PayPal. All major credit cards are accepted. If you would like to pay by check, please complete the on line registration and check the Pay by Check Box before hitting the submit button. Please make the check out to MAC/IECA and mail to the following address:

West Virginia Conservation Agency
Watershed Resource Center
1900 Kanawha Blvd., E
Charleston, WV 25305-0193
ATTN: Jami Thompson

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Charles Riling at (304)-558-9761 or via email at

Exhibitor Information 
Exhibitors must fill out the Exhibitors Registration Form. Exhibit space is limited to a 10’ X 10’ area. Don’t forget to check the box on the Exhibitors Registration Form if you need electricity.

Exhibit Hall Hours
Tuesday, Sept. 19th: Exhibitor’s Set-up 8 am till 5 pm
Tuesday, Sept. 19th: Contractor’s Social 5:30 pm till 8 pm Free to Contractors! Come enjoy FREE food and drink compliments of the MAC IECA!
Wednesday, Sept. 20th: 7:30 am till 9:00 am, 10:30 am till 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm till 3:30 pm
Exhibitors Reception 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm, Featuring Singer-Songwriter, Dan Fisk!
Thursday, Sept. 21st: 7:00 am till 8:00 am, 9:30 am till 2:00 pam

As Exhibitors, we ask that you be available at your booths during the times listed above.
All times not listed are class room hours and we ask that you please attend one of our
instructional sessions.

The MAC is offering full day classes on Thursday Sept 21, 2017. We would ask that
Exhibitors maintain their booths until 2 pm to allow the participants in these classes
to have an opportunity to tour the Exhibit Hall.
If you have questions, please contact Jason Beeler at (703) 679-5600 or via email at

Rooms are available at the:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel-Midlothian
1021 Koger Center Boulevard
Richmond VA
Phones: (804) 379-3800

Room Rates (per night):
Single Occupancy: $119.00 + Applicable Taxes (Currently 13.3%)
Double Occupancy: $119.00 + Applicable Taxes (Currently 13.3%)

To receive the above room rates, you must make your reservation by August 28,
2017 (Please note this date will not be extended – so register early). In addition, when
calling the hotel at the above number, you must use the group code  MAC” to receive
the discounted rate. There is complimentary parking on site and Wi-Fi in all the
sleeping rooms. Check in time is 3:00 pm with a 12:00 pm check out time. The
DoubleTree by Hilton has set up a special website for folks attending the Conference
to go on-line and make your room reservations. Click here for online room reservation.

2017 Annual MAC IECA Golf Tournament @ Magnolia Green Golf Club
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The 2017 Annual MAC-IECA Golf Tournament will be held on September 19 at the beautiful Magnolia Green Golf Club. The cost is $70 and that includes cart rental and a boxed lunch. The course features wide-open Bermuda-grass fairways with undulating terrain and elevation changes providing challenges for golfers of all skill levels. Wildlife is abundant and onsite streams have recently been restored and are lined with native shrubs and grasses to create the natural and environmentally-friendly course. Featuring a Nicklaus Design in association with Tom Clark layout, Magnolia Green Golf Club offers many opportunities and challenges to golfers of all skill levels. Come network and relax with other industry professionals. This is a great way to kickoff the Annual MAC Conference and Expo!

  • Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.
  • Additional prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin and longest putt.
  • Cool delicious beverages will be available for purchase.
  • Easy 15 minute drive from hotel.

Please be sure to let us know if you have a team you want us to put you on when you register. (Registration is available on the Annual Conference registration page) We look forward to seeing you on the links!

All questions can be directed to Rob Lawson,  Phone: 804-901-3412  Email:

Check out Magnolia Green’s Website for more info on the course!

Membership Provides Intangible Benefits You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

IECA provides a wide range of services to its members. They include educational activities like conferences, webinars and field days, as well as networking events with other industry members. Plus, depending on the type of membership, a variety of other benefits, such as subscriptions to Environmental Connection, IECA’s quarterly newsletter; the annual Membership Directory and Erosion Control Journal, IECA’s official magazine.
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