Free Construction Stormwater Training

Dear Alabama Contractors and Stormwater Professionals,

Our team is leading the Rural Alabama Innovative Stormwater Education (RAISE) Program, a USDA funded project to provide stormwater training resources to rural parts of Alabama. We have great opportunities for free stormwater training, collaboration, and networking. Eligible candidates can apply for funding to attend these three distinct training events, explained in more detail below, at the following link: Please see below for more information regarding these events.

Candidates should be conducting most of their work in any of the following Black Belt counties: Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Choctaw, Crenshaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Montgomery, Perry, Pike, Russell, Sumter, and Wilcox.

Feel free to pass this email to a stormwater colleague. If you are not the correct contact for this application, please disregard. For more information about the RAISE program, visit our website at If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Paige Macdonald at

We look forward to your application and thank you for your time!

P.S. the RAISE program is surveying stormwater professionals on their current needs to identify where and what resources may be lacking. Please complete our survey if you have not done so already:


Hands-on Erosion & Sediment Control Installer Workshop (May 13-14, 2024)

The Hands-on E&SC Installer Workshop at Auburn University includes a half-day classroom session and a full day of hands-on field demonstrations for participants to learn and practice erosion and sediment control practices. The event is for contractors, engineers, project managers, regulatory personnel, and consultants seeking to improve their knowledge of compliance regulations and installation techniques. 10 PDH’s. 

Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference (May 15-16, 2024)

Hosted by EPA Region 4, the International Erosion Control Association, and Southeast Chapter of IECA, the Municipal Wet Weather Conference (MS4) is recognized as a key stormwater industry conference.  Hosted on Auburn University’s campus, the event will draw over over 150 stormwater managers, government professionals, designers, engineers, consultants, contractors, and distributors.  The conference will offer an outstanding list of industry leading speakers with topics ranging from climate impacts to watersheds, erosion prevention and sediment control, endangered species, green infrastructure, resiliency, mountainous watersheds, stormwater standards, and post-construction BMP implementation, inspection and maintenance.  The acclaimed State Panel discussion will feature representatives from our EPA Region 4 state regulatory agencies. 12.5 PDH’s.

Innovative Erosion & Sediment Control Field Day (May 17, 2024)

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