NASECA-WI Rice Lake 2017
Erosion Control and Stormwater – Product University

Thursday, September 21, 2017
8 am – 4:15 pm (Breakfast and registration begins at 8 am)

Morning Location
WI Indianhead Technical College (WITC)
1900 College Drive, Rice Lake, WI 54868
Afternoon Location
American Excelsior Company ErosionLab
1695 19 ½ St., Rice Lake, WI 54868

Registration:  $140 (includes breakfast, lunch, CE/PDH, and learning materials)
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The 2017 NASECA Rice Lake Field Day will provide you an opportunity to see, touch, and learn about a wide array of erosion control and stormwater products.  The afternoon field day will include live manufacturer/representative demonstrations of how new and proven products should be properly utilized, installed, and inspected.  Recommended installation guidelines will be presented to further your understanding of why proper installation is critical for product performance.  Inspectors will gain the knowledge needed to properly inspect product installation and understand if that product is properly designed into the project.

Attendees will also be able to view a water movement demonstration which will provide side-by-side comparisons of what sheer stress levels products are classified to handle and how the Wisconsin Product Acceptability List (PAL) classifications compare to sheer stress levels.  This event will be a great opportunity to learn about new products, develop a better understanding of “tried and true” products, and give you confidence in understanding how a multitude of erosion control and stormwater products will perform when properly utilized and installed in the field.

Morning Classroom Sessions at WITC
Topics/Speakers may include:

  • Wisconsin PAL Roundtable
    Panel discussion (Leo Holm, Resource Professionals Alliance; Scott Bordeau, Hanes Companies; Wendy Braun, Wisconsin DOT)
    Covered topics may include: How the DOT categorizes products and how designers and contractors benefit from using the PAL; DOT restrictions on polymers (anionic required) and use of additives in other products. Benefits of product testing; Manufacturers and distributors viewpoints on approved lists. How other states have approached testing and approved products, and the national and state programs currently being used.
  • Blending Hard and Soft Armoring for Shoreline Restoration
    Eric Seidl, Agrecol
  • Additives for Erosion Control and Stormwater
    Jan Kucher, PE, Water Resources Engineer and Eric Rortvedt, PE, Wisconsin DNR
  • History of Erosion Control
    Gil Layton, Layton Consulting; John Merthan, American Excelsior Company

Afternoon Field Sessions at American Excelsior Company ErosionLab
Stations include:

  • Curlex Bloc Filter Station
    • See an installation of a filter station that uses natural domestic fibers for filtration of contaminated runoff.  Full-scale materials, including earth percussion anchors, are used in the demonstration so you can see the magnitude of the application.  An explanation will be given regarding performance capabilities and where the unique filter stations have been used
  • Erosion Control and Stormwater Product Demonstration
    • View a wide array of products and learn proper installation and inspection techniques; develop an understanding of how these products are best utilized in project design.  Confirmed:
      • American Excelsior Company- Curlex Bloc Filter Station
      • Agrecol- Native Vegetated Mat
      • Small wall demo with Envirolok units
      • Silt Sock Erosion Control Products- Silt Sock
      • Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS-Pipe)- Flexstorm Inlet Filters
      • County Materials Corporation- Cleaning techniques using permeable pavers 
      • Hanes Geo Components
      • SetterTech- StapleSetters
  • Live Demonstration of what various shear stress levels look like in a channel
    • Watch water flow at various sheer stress thresholds and develop an understanding of how these sheer stress levels relate to Wisconsin PAL classifications and product placement.
  • Duck Race


Event Host

Interested in sponsoring?
Join industry leaders in showcasing your erosion control products to our attendees.  Read more about the benefits of sponsoring this event or contact Kristie Kasbohm at


Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance by email after the event, indicating that they have received 6 professional development hours (PDH)/continuing education (CE) credits.  The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved this program for Commercial Building Inspector, Dwelling Contractor Qualifier (DCQ), Journeyman Plumber (JP), Journeyman Plumber-Restricted Service (JPRS), Master Plumber (MP), Master Plumber-Restricted Service (MPRS), Soil Tester (ST), and UDC Construction Inspectors (UCI). Course ID 17393.