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ECTC appoints executive director

June 4th, 2024

The Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) announces the appointment of Diane Smith as its new executive director. With over 20 years of experience in the erosion control industry, Diane brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role. Diane Smith Before the company’s acquisition in 2021, she served as president of East Coast Erosion […]

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ECTC-A sustaibnable industry group for over 30 years

April 1st, 2024

ECTC members at last in-person meeting in Greenville, S.C. Photo courtesy of ECTC. The Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) was formed in 1992 with a focus on Rolled Erosion Control Products (RECPs). Over the past 32 years the group has changed and adjusted to the times. Many say ECTC is a sustainable industry group. This […]

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ASTM updates D7322

February 23rd, 2024

ASTM International recently announced the approved revision of ASTM D7322, Standard Test Method for Determination of Erosion Control Product (ECP) Ability to Encourage Seed Germination and Plant Growth Under Bench-Scale Conditions. This standard is used widely throughout the sediment and erosion control industry. The standard should inform end users if a product is found to […]

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Fall Lobby Days 2023

February 1st, 2024

GMA’s Fall 2023 Lobby Days coincided with the end (November 17) of the first 2023 continuing resolution (CR) that was passed in September ’23 to prevent a shutdown of the U.S. federal government. We were anticipating an exciting week in Washington, D.C., but as we gathered for our preparation meeting the evening before our day […]

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Wildlife and environmentally friendly RECPs

February 1st, 2024

FIGURE 1 (TOP) Excelsior RECP with natural, biodegradable, wildlife, and environmentally friendly lightly woven jute netting installed across a bio-sensitive floodplain. Wildlife and environmentally friendly rolled erosion control products (RECPs) have been a focus of the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) for decades and will continue to be. ECTC is a leading industry organization and […]

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Mining and erosion control

August 1st, 2023

Erosion control, sediment control, revegetation and dewatering activities are common at mining sites. The Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) is a leading industry organization home to top manufacturers of erosion and sediment control products, component suppliers, material distributors and test laboratories. ECTC members are dedicated to advancing the knowledge, experience and expertise of erosion and […]

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Sustainability comes natural to the erosion and sediment control industry

April 1st, 2023

Sustainable materials are the central part of the erosion control industry and the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC). ECTC is a leading industry organization home to top manufacturers of erosion and sediment control products, component suppliers, material distributors and test laboratories. ECTC members are dedicated to advancing the knowledge, experience and expertise of erosion and […]

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Green MSE walls and erosion and sediment control applications

October 1st, 2022

Figure 1. Badly eroded roadside slope adjacent to stream before restoration Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls are becoming more common in today’s landscape. Keeping soil in place during construction (erosion control), addressing stormwater contaminated with sediment-laden runoff during construction (sediment control), and providing successful revegetation after construction activities are all challenges that are commonly solved […]

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Erosion and sediment control mine applications

August 1st, 2022

Successful synergistic approach to erosion control, sediment control and revegetation on this mine site. Turf reinforcement mat (TRM) was installed down the center of the channel, erosion control blanket (ECB) on the slopes, hydraulic erosion control product (HECP) on the flat surface above slope, and sediment retention fiber rolls (SRFRs) across the channel. Material was […]

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ECTC releases RECPs specifications

February 1st, 2018

In August 2017, the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) updated its Rolled Erosion Control Products (RECPs) specification. The specifications include charts of product characteristics for mulch control nettings (MCNs), open weave textiles (OWTs), erosion control blankets (ECBs) and turf reinforcement mats (TRMs). These charts are the result of consensus among leading manufacturers of RECPs and […]

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