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Erosion control association forms Canadian chapter


November 3, 2016
By Mike Jiggens

A Canadian chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) has been formed. The new chapter is regarded as Canada’s essential educational and networking resource for stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, and stream protection and restoration.

“We are very excited to have the Canadian chapter of IECA become a valuable part of our organization,” said IECA executive director Sharan Wilson. “We believe that the large and diverse community in Canada will find value and benefits in the IECA programs and initiatives.”

In additional to educational programs, workshops and events, the chapter will advocate on behalf of the Canadian erosion and sediment control and stormwater industry.

At the helm of the Canadian chapter is new president Glenn MacMillan of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. Other board members include vice-president Harry Reinders, treasurer Mark Myrowich, secretary Ron D. Bisaillon Jr., and provincial representatives Trent Hatfield, Timothy M. Egler-Wiome, Robert G. Wills, Giles Rivard and Jamie Pr. McCamon.

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“The Canadian chapter of IECA is excited about the opportunity to become the single essential resource for erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, stream protection and restoration across Canada,” said MacMillan.

IECA says it welcomes the opportunity to be present in Canada and looks forward to exploring partnerships in other regions and continents. The association added it is important that collaboration and idea-sharing takes place among members of the United States, Canada and international chapters to strengthen the erosion and sediment control and stormwater industry as it moves toward universal knowledge.

Based in Denver, Colo., the IECA was founded in 1972 and is regarded as the premier global resource for the prevention and control of erosion and sediment-related problems.

For more information about the Canadian chapter of IECA, visit www.canieca.org.