Conference & Events

Join COAM for this upcoming FREE workshop!

Using Compost to Create Sustainable Landscape Sites & to Manage Drought, Stormwater and Erosion
March 9, 2017 10am – 2pm
Anita B Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
4750 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64110
3 CEU’s – LACES approved speakers by ASLA – Lunch provided

Ron Alexander has over 30 years experience in composting and organics recycling. He was instrumental in drafting AASHTO specs for compost blankets, berms and socks and working with state DOT’s on the adoption of AASHTO specs across the US. These specifications were the first nationally approved compost standards for erosion control and have served as a blue print for many subsequent standard specs for compost in erosion and sediment control. Ron has also helped to secure funding and coordinate university research and project implementation for compost blanket, sock performance and flood control applications with WRAP in the UK. Ron is the Nation’s most experienced compost marketing consultant, completed over 400 related consulting projects, worked with over 200 composting and organics recycling facilities throughout North America and the World and has written over 300 papers and presentations.

Dr. Britt Faucette, Ph.D is an Ecosystem Scientist, author and consultant. He currently directs research, technical services and regulatory approval programs for Filtrexx International and provides similar services for the organics recycling and storm water management sectors. Britt has authored over 20 peer-reviewed scientific publications, over 100 popular press articles and developed federal and state specifications on organic materials used in erosion and sediment control and storm water management. He has consulted on organic materials management and storm water related projects in 15 countries, delivered seminars and trainings at over 100 national and regional conferences and has published two books on research and design elements of organic materials used in storm water management.

This workshop is being funded by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District. For more information email Sara Ryan at or call 314-482-7740.


A huge THANK YOU to our sponsors for our member meeting 2016!!