When you join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA), you have the opportunity to join the South Central Chapter (SCIECA). The South Central Chapter of IECA comprises members from Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.


The International Erosion Control Association, SCIECA’s parent organization, is a non-profit, member organization that provides education, resource information, and business opportunities for professionals in the erosion and sediment control industry.

The association’s 2,800 members represent 52 countries and 17 fields of professional practice. IECA’s diverse membership supplies a unique network of specialists who are capable of solving a broad range of problems caused by soil erosion and its by-product – sediment.


The goals of the association are:

      • To educate IECA members, the public, and the erosion control industry.
      • To disseminate information through conferences, seminars, and communication media.
      • To provide technical expertise for people, organizations, and governments seeking assistance in erosion control and soil conservation.
      • To establish standards for erosion control materials and installation procedures.
      • To promote the expertise of erosion and sediment control specialists through professional certification.


So what’s in SCIECA for you?


Involvement in your local chapter can help raise your profile within the profession. SCIECA activities provide opportunities to meet and learn from your peers in the erosion and sediment control industry. You might hear about your next job or meet your next coworker at a chapter meeting.

Training and Education

What new tools and technology are available in the industry today? SCIECA offers cost-effective workshops, field days, and tours that inform you about all the latest news, regulations, equipment, and technology within the erosion and sediment control profession.

Regional Conferences

SCIECA hosts an annual conference where hundreds of industry professionals gather from across the region. Conferences highlight educational sessions, vendor exhibits, and certification and testing opportunities. Regional conferences are an excellent place to network and exchange ideas in the profession.

Involvement and Personal Growth

You can make a difference. Organized and maintained by volunteers, SCIECA benefits from your contribution. You can get involved through committees and other volunteer tasks aimed at advancing SCIECA’s success. Leadership positions offer opportunities to use your skills and talents to benefit the profession and to achieve deserved recognition.

Online Resources
The SCIECA website at offers valuable information about SCIECA services, training, and networking opportunities, as well as the opportunity to access discussion groups and view upcoming newsletters.





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