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Don't just "GREENWASH"... come to the IECA Northeast Chapter's Annual Conference & Trade Exposition on Oct 27-30 in S. Portland, Maine and
learn how to do it right!!
The kick-off event is a Keynote Address byRobert Varney, Regional Administrator of the US EPA New England Office on Monday evening, October 27th. Dinner is optional. Read about Mr. Varney at http://www.businessinnovationfactory.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=175&Itemid=109 and http://epa.gov/region1/pr/2001/jul/010719.html.
The program on Tuesday & Wednesday, October 28th and 29th, will include the Trade Exposition, three full-day classes (on Erosion Control, Storm Water Management, and Site Inspection), each of which will provide six contact hours of instruction that can be used towards professional development credits, a Regulatory Roundup, concurrent presentations in two rooms and an interactive mock project session.
A Reception and the NEC's Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday evening; Ronald Faucher, International Erosion Control Association President, will be the Featured Speaker.
Certification Exams will be offered on Thursday. Note: you must be pre-approved by EnviroCert International to sit for an exam.
To see the PROGRAM and BROCHURE, click on the "Program" tab, above.
Our venue is the Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel in SOUTH Portland, Maine.
The IECA Northeast Chapter would like to thank the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the NonPoint Source Training and Resource Center for their assistance in organizing this event. Click on the logos to the right to go to their websites atwww.maine.gov/dep/andwww.maine.gov/dep/blwq/training/, respectively.
The Northeast Chapter would like to thank LOWER ESOPUS RIVER WATCH, and Rick Fritschler in particular, for their generous sponsorship. LERW is an environmental non-profit organization that provides hands-on education and training. For more information, please contact Rick at or (845) 338-1571.
Certification REVIEW Schedule: Tues Oct 28th CPESC Review
Tues Oct 28th CPSWQ Review
Wed Oct 29th CESSWI Review To view an outline for the review, click on the appropriate logo to the right.
Certification EXAM* Schedule:
Thur Oct 30th CPESC, CPSWQ and CESSWI
*You must be preapproved by EnviroCert International to sit for an exam; for more information, please go towww.cpesc.org.
Corporate contributions help offset conference and Chapter costs in exchange for promotion of your company. Sponsorships packages are offered at four levels, from $3000 to $500, with commensurate benefits in each category, as outlined below. There is also a package for sponsorship by government agencies and non-profit organizations. Click on the "Sponsors" tab, above, for more information.
Another great way to support this event and see your name in print is to DONATE A PRIZE for the raffle to be held on Wednesday October 29th. Suggestions include a couple hours of your time or a product demo.
The Northeast Chapter is donating our Partners for Excellence prize in the form on a free one-year professional membership to the IECA.
The Northeast Chapter invites you to set up an exhibit to show off your products and services. In addition to the exposure you'll get at the conference, your company's name and website will be posted on this website, will appear in at least one newseltter, and will be included in the conference folder. Click on the "Exhibitors" tab, above, for more information.
On-Line Registration Forms have been posted.
Attendees, Sponsors and Exhibitors :
register online by clicking on the appropriate TAB, above.
The venue for this event is the WYNDHAM PORTLAND AIRPORT HOTEL - very classy, with tasty food, comfortable guest rooms and wonderfully helpful staff. Please note that the hotel is actually in SOUTH Portland, not Portland proper.
The Government Rate is $89 + 7% tax for a double-occupancy room, subject to availability. You must present your official government ID at check-in to keep this rate. NOTE: There are plenty of rooms for the 27th but not as many for the 28th, so book ASAP for the 28th.
The Conference Rate is $119 + 7% tax for double occupancy rooms, subject to availability. You may book rooms at the conference rate by calling the hotel at (207) 775-6161; select "0" for the operator and specify that you want to book a room from the IECA Northeast Chapter Conference block. If you encounter difficulty, ask to speak to Kellie Greenleaf. You can not get this rate through the toll-free reservations center nor on-line; you must call the hotel itself.
NOTE: If you are a government employee with an official ID card, you'll get a better deal booking under the governement rate than the conference rate.
The Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel is located at 363 Maine Mall Road, South Portland, Maine, 04106; the telephone number is (207) 775-6161. Go to www.wyndham.com/hotels/PWMHT for more information, including the distance-and-mileage calculator on the "Map and Directions" page.
The Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel offers complimentary 24/7 shuttle service to and from thePortland International Jetport, which is ~ 2 miles away. For information about carrier service and non-stop flights, go to www.portlandjetport.org/ or www.transportme.org/fltquery.php.
The Portland Transportation Center is ~ 5 miles from the Wyndham. For information about Amtrak train service from Boston, go to www.amtrakdowneaster.com/fares.html. For information about bus service from Bangor, Boston, and Manchester Airport in NH, go to www.transportme.org. For information about Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, which is connected by bus service to the Portland Transportation Center, go to www.flymanchester.com/.
If you make plans to arrive at the Portland Transportation Center and would like an NEC volunteer to pick you up, write to no later than Friday October 24th; provide your travel itinerary and contact information, and we'll arrange a pick-up.
There are over two dozenother hotels and motels within 5 milesof the conference venue, so if you get a discount at a specific chain or need to find more affordable lodgings, you have plenty of options. For a list of HOTELS within 5 miles of the Wyndham, go to www.yellowpages.com/South-Portland-ME/Hotels?address=363+Maine+Mall+Road%2C+South+Portland%2C+ME+04106&page=1&radius=5. For a list of MOTELS within 5 miles of the Wyndham, go to www.yellowpages.com/South-Portland-ME/Motels?address=363+Maine+Mall+Road%2C+South+Portland%2C+maine&radius=5.
For information about the City of Portland, go to www.visitportland.com/ or www.ci.portland.me.us/.
Check out the Floor Plan - this venue offers a lot of flexibility. Our exhibit hall, with space for 18-20 tables, will be in Lighthouse A, where we will have breakfast, lunch, breaks, and the Reception & Annual Membership Meeting; opening remarks will also be made in Lighthouse A. We have four breakout rooms reserved: Lighthouse B, Winter Harbor, Whaleback, and one more room TBD. Registration will be in the foyer, where there is additional room for tables.