Hello MAC-IECA Members (and non-members)! As we head into winter and the end of 2017, it is hard not to reflect on all the great events we had this year as well as the ones to come in 2018. We had a very successful and rewarding year at the MAC. Let’s take a look at the events we enjoyed this year and what we have to look forward to!
Our 24th Annual Conference and Trade Exposition was held in Richmond, VA on September 19th-21st. The DoubleTree Hotel-Midlothian treated us well and attendees enjoyed presentations that ranged in content from a panel discussion on VDOT/MD SHA’s MS4 programs, to “The Evolution of Sediment Control Technology”. Check out the TECHNICAL SESSION AGENDA to see all the great presentations that were offered. The MAC IECA Annual Golf Tournament was held at the beautiful Magnolia Greens Golf Club on Sept. 19. This was a great way to kick off the conference for attendees, board members and exhibitors. Everyone who took part enjoyed some networking and fun on the course. Prizes were awarded to the best team score as well as longest drive, closest to pin and longest putt! We bid farewell to Richmond and we are now pleased ot announce that next years conference will be held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This is also the 25th anniversary of the MAC IECA Annual Conference so get ready for some extras which may not always be part of the typical agenda.
The MAC also hosted an IECA Roadshow event in the nations capitol in July ’17. The Washington, DC Roadshow focused on Urban Stream Restoration. IECA and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter partnered with the District Dept. of Energy & Environment (DOEE), DC Water and the Urban Forestry Administration (UFA) and offered a one-day workshop to regional attendees. The morning featured technical sessions and talks from industry experts and the afternoon featured field trips to multiple urban stream restoration projects throughout DC. Attendees used #IECARoadshow to document the event on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. It was an excellent event and I am looking forward to the 2018 Roadshow which will be held in Dover, Delaware!
View IECA DC Roadshow Recap.
View IECA Facebook Recap
In February 2018, IECA and the MAC set their sites on Long Beach, CA. Get ready for sun, surf and yet another amazing IECA Annual Conference and Expo! The MAC Chapter Meeting and Social will be held on Monday, February 12 (MORE INFO) so stop in, grab a refreshement and hang out with us.
Our chapter is always growing, evolving and expanding. We look forward to improving the experience of all of our members and making the MAC the largest and most rewarding chapter in IECA. As always if you have any feedback that you would like to share with either myself or the Board of Directors please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We here at the MAC hope to see you all very soon. Thank you all for your support of this fine organization and I thank you all who came out to one of our many events! Have a wonderful holiday season. Cheers!
2018 Mid-Atlantic Chapter President