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Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: (614) 486-9613
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Training Opportunities

Due to the Coronoavirus pandemic, many in-person events have been cancelled or postponed.  For that reason, we are adding a section below (Other Online Training Opportunties) to share any virtual events we hear about that may be of interest to our partners.  If you know of other opportunities, please forward to Brooke at bfrusher@franklinswcd.org, so they can be added to this list.

Webcast Viewings through Franklin Soil & Water


Throughout the year we view webcasts from the Center for Watershed Protection (CWP) and would like to extend an invitation for you to come view them with us in our office, for free! 

Register now or find more Information on dates/topics for the 2020 webcast series through our Eventbrite page.  Want to be a sponsor or have other questions, contact Brooke at bfrusher@franklinswcd.org

We are able to offer these webcasts free of charge thanks to sponsorships and the partner communities listed below. These communities help us provide outreach to the development community throughout the year and assist us in promoting responsible land use decisions for the conservation, protection and improvement of our soil and water resources. 

City of Canal Winchester | City of Columbus | Franklin County Board of Commissioners | City of Gahanna | City of Grove City | City of Hilliard | New Albany | The Village of Obetz | City of Reynoldsburg | City of Upper Arlington | City of Westerville | City of Worthington

Not in the Central Ohio area?  No problem!  Two additional free viewing locations are available or you can purchase the webcasts directly through www.cwp.org and view them remotely

Southwest Ohio Location
  • Butler County Storm Water District / Butler County Engineers Office
  • Register for this location by emailing Bob Lentz or calling (513) 785-4101
Northeast Ohio Location
  • Ohio EPA (Northeast Ohio Stormwater Training Council)
  • Register for this location on Eventbrite

Central Ohio Stormwater Roundtables


Join your peers at one of our Central Ohio Stormwater Roundtables.  These 2-hour events are generally held at our office, free to attend and include lunch and a certificate of attendance.  The forum is casual and encourages open discussion.  Topics vary, but generally relate to stormwater program management and NPDES permit requirements. 

Register now or find more Information on dates/topics for the 2020 roundtable series through our Eventbrite page.  Want to be a sponsor or have other questions, contact Brooke at bfrusher@franklinswcd.org

We are able to offer these events free of charge thanks to sponsorships and the partner communities listed below. These communities help us provide outreach to the development community throughout the year and assist us in promoting responsible land use decisions for the conservation, protection and improvement of our soil and water resources. 

City of Canal Winchester | City of Columbus | Franklin County Board of Commissioners | City of Gahanna | City of Grove City | City of Hilliard | New Albany | The Village of Obetz | City of Reynoldsburg | City of Upper Arlington | City of Westerville | City of Worthington

 

Good Housekeeping


Throughout the year, our urban conservation staff works to provide annual training opportunities for municipal/county staff and contractors that work within Franklin County. Annual good housekeeping and pollution prevention workshops are one of the easiest ways to meet annual training requirements and can be scheduled at any time of the year. Resources from past presentations can be found below. 

Presentations from Past Workshops (pdf versions)
Other Resources

We also have a couple training videos that we have purchased from Excal Visual Inc. that you can check-out from us (for free). These are perfect for providing a quick refresher to new and/or seasonal employees, that may not be on staff at the time of the annual workshop. Simply contact Brooke Frusher or David Reutter if you are interested in this option. Below is a quick description of each.

IDDE: A Grate Concern
Municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) operators are required to train employees and contractors on control measures for stormwater pollution prevention. One such control measure is illicit discharge detection and elimination (IDDE). This kit is designed to train government employees and contractors on IDDE. The 14ΒΌ minute video focuses on the hazards of illicit discharges and shows employees how to spot them.


Storm Watch: Municipal Stormwater Pollution Prevention
Regulated municipalities are required to train their employees on stormwater pollution prevention and BMPs. This 20-minute training video helps regulated municipalities (Phase I and Phase II) train their employees as required under their Permit. The program focuses on BMPs that are important to many municipal operations such as good housekeeping, spill response, materials storage and handling, landscape maintenance and street maintenance. Employees working in fleet maintenance, garages, parks, recreation facilities, street maintenance and other departments can all benefit from this information.


  

Other Online Training Opportunities


April Events

StormwaterONE Webinar
  |  April 2 from 3pm-4pm  |  FREE
Webinar topic: Common Stormwater Violations and Tips to Avoid Them
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5024293555583243789?source=website

Special Rates for the CWP Virtual Conference  |  April 14-16  |  Members $350; Non-members $450
https://www.cwp.org/new-2020-conference-registration/

WMAO and Ohio WRC Spring Luncheon Seminar  |  April 15 from 12pm-1pm  |  FREE
Webinar Topic: Locating Elevated Phosphorus Fields Through a Public Private Partnership to Track Impacts of Best Management Practices
https://wmao.org/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=259593&item_id=1198845

Storm Water Solutions Webinar Fest  |  April 28-30  |  FREE  |  https://swswebinarfest.com/2020/ 

Organizations with Various On-line Training Opportunities

Ohio LTAP (Local Technical Assistance Program)
  |  FREE
Training opportunities include webinars and eLearning modules for township, city, village, county and ODOT employees, along with consultants and other members of Ohio's transportation community.
http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/LocalPrograms/LTAP/Pages/Training-Technical-Assistance.aspx

Envirocert International  |  Costs Vary
ECI offers Internationally recognized professional certifications which cover the regulations, design, and inspection for the construction, municipal, stormwater modeling, hydrology, and multi-sector/industrial fields.  Start your certification process now nad take advanrage of their on-demand review courses for CESSWI, CPESC, CPSWQ, and QSM.
https://envirocertintl.org/general-principles-reviews/

CISEC (Certified Inspector of Sediment & Erosion Control)  |  Costs Vary
CISEC, Inc. and IECA have teamed together to develop a CISEC Inspector On-Line Training Program that emulates the existing In-Person program. Now, the nationwide CISEC Training Modules for inspectors of sediment and erosion control and storm water management are available anytime and anywhere through IECA. 
https://cisecinc.org/training-exams/us-online-training-modules/

IECA  |  Costs Vary
The International Erosion Control Association offers many training oportunities for members and non-members.  Check out their educational tracks for industry-specific categories or the IECA eHub for live webinars, recorded webinars, online courses and the IECA resource library, filled with white papers, state regulations and case studies.

StormwaterONE  |  Costs Vary
StormwaterONE provides students with computer-based stormwater management training and credentialing related to individual stormwater permits.  Check out their website for free webinars and state-specific training opportunities (paid). 
https://stormwaterone.com/

NACD Urban and Community Conservation Webinars  |  FREE
This webinar series, sponsored by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, features the projects and programs led by conservation districts and their collaborators, and often imparts strategies for securing funding and structuring urban conservation initiatives.
https://www.nacdnet.org/general-resources/webinars/