NASECA-WI La Crosse Summer 2017 Classroom Program/Tour
Equations for Success: Holistic Approaches to Stormwater Management & Conservation and Leveraging Green Infrastructure in La Crosse County

Friday, June 23, 2017
8:30 am-3:15 pm (Breakfast & registration begins at 8 am)
Lunch and transportation will be provided

Morning Location
Black River Beach Neighborhood Center
1433 Rose St., La Crosse, WI 54603
Afternoon Location
La Crosse County Solid Waste Facility
6500 State Road 16, La Crosse, WI  54601

Registration:  $99 (includes breakfast, lunch, 5 CE/PDH, and learning materials)
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Morning Classroom Sessions at Black River Neighborhood Center

  • City of La Crosse + Western Technical College = Successful Green Infrastructure– Hear and see how Western Technical College, RDG Planning and Design, and the City of La Crosse have teamed up to change the way Western Technical College operates by implementing efforts in land stewardship and urban conservation.  Join us in a walking tour as the second phase of 8th street wraps up construction. Ryan Peterson and Greg Pierce, RDG Planning & Design; Bernie Lenz, City of La Crosse
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  • Neighbors Helping NeighborsShovel Ready Industrial Development Learn how the City of La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin DOT, City of Onalaska, and neighboring properties have worked together to expand the International Business Park, connect a trail system, trade Stormwater treatment responsibilities, and help revitalize neighborhoods.  Then tour the active construction site with many sediment and erosion control challenges including: extensive fill and grading, new road and utility install, steep slopes in adjacent WDOT right of way, off site drainage by-pass swales, wet ponds, and a rain garden.  Bernie Lenz, City of La Crosse; Jeremy Tomesh, SEH Inc.
  • La Crosse County Landfill + City of La Crosse = A Holistic Approach to Storm Water Management and Conservation La Crosse County is the only landfill in the State with Green Tier Certification (superior environmental performance). You will learn about the landfill’s Master Land Use Plan for the landfill property, which is used to guide the vision of establishing and maintaining the property as a sustainable community asset. It’s historic storm water management regulatory structure is regulated through the WDNR solid waste program and current storm water management compliance structure (Industrial Tier 2 Permit) under WDNR storm water program. Speakers will provide information on storm water management and erosion control BMPs as well as how the facility is currently now, and planning in the future, to re-use collected storm water. Brian Kent, SEH Inc.

Afternoon Tour at La Crosse County Solid Waste Facility

The active construction site tour will include construction of a new landfill cell, stormwater ponds, drainage swales, and access roads all utilizing a multitude of erosion control practices.  The site also includes active stormwater ponds, swales, trails, small repaired wetland, methane recovery and areas of final and interim cover of landfill.  The day-to-day operation of this Green Tier landfill will also be featured during the tour.

See the Award-Winning La Crosse County Solid Waste Facility in Action!

EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program
Projects of the Year 2012 – Gundersen-La Crosse County

American Council of Engineering Companies
Best in State Award for 2009

Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)
Bronze Excellence Award in Public Education


Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance by email after the event, indicating that they have received 5 professional development hours (PDH)/continuing education (CE) credits.