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May 20 - 21, 2021

Kalahari Resort and Conference Center Sandusky, Ohio Visit Event Website

Thursday, May 20
9:00 - 10:00AM

Increasingly, creative restoration and resilience projects must draw on a range of sources for funding.  Learn the criteria for successful restoration and resilience projects under ODNR’s H2Ohio Program; Ohio EPA’s Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) and Ohio 319 Programs; and FEMA’s HMA programs (including the BRIC program – Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities).

B&N Presenter:

Betsy Ehler

Thursday, May 20
10:15 - 11:15AM

How do you balance asset protection with water quality improvements? Applying more than 30 combined years of environmental engineering experience, Brian Tornes, PE and Matt Kestner, GIT will explain how to select the most effective stream bank restoration technique: natural channel design, traditional engineering or a combination of the two. This presentation also will illustrate how to maximize water quality and asset protection through stream bank stabilization using case studies that compare cost, form and function. By reflecting on previous project designs, we aim to identify and improve potential deficiencies and sustain design strengths that can be readily applied to future stream stabilization projects.

B&N Presenters:

Brian Tornes, PE

Matt Kestner, GIT

Friday, May 21
1:00 - 2:00PM

Navigating industrial stormwater NPDES permits in Ohio, including both individual NPDES permits and the general Multi-Sector General Permit, can be challenging. From sampling, to design of best management practices (BMPs), to preparation of a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), and meeting benchmarks, this presentation will provide valuable information for navigating the permit requirements. Recognizing that there is not one solution that can be applied to every facility for stormwater management, this presentation reviews several case studies in Ohio and how each addressed the BMPs for controlling stormwater quality and quantity for meeting their permit requirements. The case studies include a large manufacturing facility in Circleville; the use of constructed wetlands for stormwater treatment of both industrial and agricultural runoff at Honda of America in Marysville; and meeting permit limits at grain feed facility and a salvage yard.

B&N Presenters:

Brian Tornes, PE

Jennifer Conroy, PE, CPESC

Brian Yates, PE

Betsy Ehler, Client Services Manager

Client Services Manager

Brian Tornes, PE, Director, Environmental Division

Director, Environmental Division

Matt Kestner, GIT, Geologist


Jennifer Conroy, PE, CPESC, Project Manager

Project Manager

Brian Yates, PE, Environmental Engineer

Environmental Engineer