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Rice Lake Classroom/Field Event
Best Management Practices and Product Demonstrations
for Erosion Control and Stormwater Management

Thursday, September 26, 2024
8 am-4 pm

Morning Classroom Session:
8 am-1 pm
Northwood Technical College (formerly Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College)
1900 College Dr, Rice Lake, WI 54868

Afternoon Field Event:
1 pm-4 pm
American Excelsior Company ErosionLab
1695 19 ½ Street, Rice Lake, WI 54868

Registration: $234
NASECA-WI/MECA Member Registration: $214

NASECA-WI Members: You must be logged in to receive the member rate
MECA Members: Please email to receive the coupon code

Event Details

This popular annual event has been hosted since 2005 in partnership with the American Excelsior Company ErosionLab, one of only a few erosion control testing laboratories in the U.S. This event allows attendees to learn from experienced professionals and view product testing under a variety of control measures set up as stations around the ErosionLab.

NASECA is excited to partner with MECA again for this year’s Rice Lake Event!

If you are a MECA Member, please email for a discount code



Wednesday, September 25

9-Hole Golf Scramble: 1 pm (approx)
Wednesday Evening Reception: 6-8 pm

Thursday, September 26 (times are approximate)
Morning Classroom Sessions at Northwood Technical College
Breakfast and registration: 8-8:30 am
Classroom Sessions: 8:30 am-12:00 pm
Lunch: 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

Afternoon Field Event at American Excelsior Company ErosionLab: 1-4 pm

Classroom Session/Demonstration Topics Include: More details coming soon!

  • Low-Flow Channel: Erosion Control Products and Proper Installation Demonstration
  • Proper Seeding Techniques
  • Choosing the Right Product for the Job
  • Know your BMPs
  • Dewatering devices and additives

Continuing Education/Professional Development Hours

Attendees will receive 6 CE/PDH credits. The WI Dept of Safety and Professional Services has approved this program for Commercial Building Inspector (CBI), Dwelling Contractor Qualifier (DCQ), Journeyman Plumber (JP), Journeyman Plumber-Restricted Service (JPRS), Master Plumber (MP), Master Plumber-Restricted Service (MPRS), Soil Tester (ST), and UDC Construction Inspector (UCI). Course ID 17393.

Join Us for a Wednesday Evening Reception!

Wednesday, September 25     6-8 pm
Holiday Inn Express and Suites
824 Bear Paw Ave, Rice Lake, WI
Cost: $30

This popular event will give you a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Join us for food, beverages, and fun!

You Asked FORE It!

Wednesday, September 25
Approximately 1:00 pm
Turtleback Golf Course
1985 18 1/2 Street, Rice Lake, WI 54868
Cost: $55

We’re excited to offer attendees the opportunity to play in a 2- or 4-team nine hole golf scramble. We’re working on getting prizes, but regardless, it will be a great time!

Golf Digest consistently awards Turtleback the prestigious 4 star rating. The four star rating is given to courses Golf Digest deems “OUTSTANDING. Plan your next vacation around it.”

Scramble Rules

Scramble (often called “Best Ball”) Details:
– Each player tees off
– The team chooses which tee shot they would like to play from
– Each player hits again and moves to the best shot
– This is repeated until the ball is in the bottom of the cup*
Teams are allowed to move the ball up to ONE CLUB LENGTH, no closer to the hole, without changing/improving the lie (example: moving the ball location from rough to fairway, or fringe to green)
To keep play moving, we are instituting a “2 Putt Max” rule. If the first putt, ON THE GREEN, is not made by anyone on the team, you may pick it up, count two putts toward the score, and keep moving!

Hotel Information

A room block has been set-up at:
Holiday Inn Express and Suites
824 Bear Paw Ave, Rice Lake, WI

Other accommodations nearby include:
Best Western Inn
2835 S Main St, Rice Lake, WI

Interested in demonstrating your product at or supporting this event?

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to reach stormwater and erosion control professionals in both Minnesota and Wisconsin! Find more information here

Thank You to Our Event Host, Sponsors, Exhibitors and Demonstrators

Past Event Photos

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