Local businesses obtain multi-state erosion and sediment control certification

This spring, several local businesses joined City of Bend staff in earning the Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) certification, which is valid for three years.  This is an intensive two-day class including both classroom and field components to become proficient in keeping soil sediments from moving off construction sites.

All construction sites within Bend are required to keep sediments on site to prevent clogging of runoff facilities and for environmental protection.  The Deschutes River in Bend is federally listed for sediment/turbidity among other related pollutants of concern.

The following individuals joined nine City inspectors and utility personnel in earning their CESCL certification:

Kevin Jenison (ACF West)
Brian Johnston (Alex Hodges Construction)
Amber Hudspeth and Parker Emahiser (Farallon Consulting)
Jennifer VanCamp (Harber Houf Perterson Righellis)
Lisa Ziegler and Ben Moore (High Desert Aggregate and Paving)
Krista Ratliff (Oregon DEQ)
Greg Bridge (Stormwater Services)
Noah Cervantes, Chance Steffey, and Dirk Duryee (Tye Engineering and Surveying, Inc.)

For more information contact Wendy Edde, stormwater program manager at


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