Archive – Past Workshop Presentations

These presentations reflect the best available information for the time when they were given. For updated information about best management practices or current regulations, contact the District at 724-837-5271.

 

2017 Engineers’ Workshop Presentations

 

2016 Engineers’ Workshop

DEP Updates and Proposed Changes

District Administrative Updates – Kathy Fritz, Technical Programs Administrator, Westmoreland Conservation District

District Project Updates – Rob Cronauer, Watershed Specialist, Westmoreland Conservation District

Keynote: Grant Ervin, City of Pittsburgh Sustainability Manager and Chief Resilience Officer

Notice of Termination Filing: Maranda Nemeth, Environmental Scientist, Gibson-Thomas Engineering – Thursday

Notice of Termination Filing: Mark Zimmerman, P.E., CPESC, CPSWQ, Project Engineer, Morris-Knowles and Associates, Inc. – Friday

E&S 101/Site Designs and Common Mistakes: Jessica Kane, Erosion Control Specialist, Westmoreland Conservation District

Chris Droste, Senior Erosion Control Specialist, Westmoreland Conservation District

Integrated Water Resources Plan for Westmoreland County: Jim Pillsbury, P.E., Westmoreland Conservation District

Designing Sustainable Sites: Kathy Hamilton, RLA, Stormwater Technician, Westmoreland Conservation District

A Case Study for Stream Restoration: Patrick Shirey, MS, JD, Ph. D, Ecologist/Project Manager, R.A. Smith National

NPDES Refresher: Jim Pillsbury, P.E., Hydraulic Engineer, Westmoreland Conservation District

PCSM Design Exercise: Kathy Hamilton, RLA Stormwater Technician, Westmoreland Conservation District

MS-4 Audits: Kevin Brett, P.E. Principal and Assistant Vice President, Operations, Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineering, Inc.

 

2016 Contractors’ Workshop: Guidelines for Stormwater and Erosion Control Projects

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E&S BMPs – What Works and What Doesn’t

Permits and Processes

Waste Areas

Stormwater Installation Practices

Proper Construction of Detention and Sediment Basins and their Conversions

Critical Stages with Stormwater Installations: What is Your Role?

Installation Practices for Utility Stream Crossings and Linear Projects

Streambank Stabilization Practices and Techniques

Best Management Practices for Dirt and Gravel Roads

 

2015 Engineers’ Workshop

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Keynote: Lessons Learned from Monitoring Stormwater Control Measures – Dr. Robert Traver, PE, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Villanova University

Westmoreland Conservation District: Focus on Stormwater – Kathy Hamilton, RLA, Landscape Architect/Stormwater Technician, Westmoreland Conservation District

Implementing E&S on Your Site – Darl Rosenquest, PE, PG, Senior Engineer, PA DEP

DEP Updates – Darl Rosenquest, PE, PG, Senior Engineer, PA DEP

Conservation Districts Working Together in Turtle Creek – Kathy Hamilton, RLA, Landscape Architect/Stormwater Technician, WCD

Project Funding Opportunities with PENNVEST – Larry Gasparato, Project Specialist Region II, PENNVEST

Critical Stages: Working with Contractors – John Heyl, PE, Engineering Manager, Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineering, Inc.

NPDES Refresher Part 1 – Jim Pillsbury, PE, Hydraulic Engineer, WCD

NPDES Refresher Part 2 – Jim Pillsbury, PE, Hydraulic Engineer, WCD

Wetlands (Navigating Regulations) – Pat Gavaghan, Owner and Senior Ecologist, Ecotune Environmental Consultants

Monitoring Local Projects – Art Gazdik, PE, Principal, Groundwork Civil

 

2014 Engineers’ Workshop

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Integrated Watershed Management  – Robert Weimar and Brandon Vatter, Hatch Mott MacDonald; James Stitt, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority

Completing a Stormwater NPDES Notice of Termination (N.O.T.) – Sean Fyock, Benchmark Engineering

Completing the Notice of Termination: Recording a Deed – Christopher J. Kline, Westmoreland County

Stormwater Retrofit Case Studies – Westmoreland Conservation District – Matt Zambelli, Westmoreland Conservation District

Corps of Engineers’ Permitting Process – Josh Shaffer, USACE

      Electronic Copy Procedure

      Nav. Waters PN12-2 – Westmoreland Conservation District

E&S Plan – Avoiding Common Mistakes – Darl Rosenquest, DEP

Multicounty Transmission Pipeline Permitting Project – Rob Simcik, David Zubal, Sandy Lare, Tetra Tech

NOT and Instrument Filing Westmoreland CCD Workshop 2014 – Jennifer Orr, DEP

NPDES-PCSM – Permit Preparation – Jim Pillsbury & PE, Kathy Hamilton, RLA

PCSM – Putting Your Plan on the Ground – Jim Pillsbury, PE & Kathy Hamilton, RLA

Project Funding Opportunities with PENNVEST– Larry Gasparato, Pennvest

 

2012 Engineers Workshop

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Debris Basin Spotlight 2012

1045 Utility and Sanitary Sewer P. Novello

830 Permit Program Updates

Dirt & Gravel Roadway for Engineers

Gas Transmission Lines from Permitting to Construction

NPDES for Newer Engineers 2012

Plan Reminders, Errors and Updates 2012

Design Considerations for Marcellus Shale-Related Construction

WCD Permit Program Updates

 

Webinar – Impacts of Marcellus Development on Forest Lands – December 18, 2011

Click on this link.  Then click on “Recorded Webinar”.  To view the presentation by Westmoreland Conservation District Forester Tony Quadro move the slider to 39 minutes and 35 seconds.

 

Horse Owners Summer Seminar Series Presentations

July 20, 27 and August 3, 2011 with Dr. Ann Swinker of Penn State University

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How Green Is Your farm?

Module 1 – The Grass is Always Greener Forage Biology and Grazing Management

Module 2 – The Grass is Always Greener Forge Species and Renovation

Module 7 – Basic Equine Nutrition

 

Small Towns Sustainable Stormwater Solutions Presentation

by Kathryn Hamilton, RLA, ASLA from the 2011 ASLA PA/DE Meeting

Small Towns Sustainable Stormwater Solutions