Hey Guys,

Just wanted to post a quick update about what’s going on with Dirt Time.  There are a lot of exciting projects going through Dirt Time and the BlinkWorks studios. It’s going to be a really busy summer.  This site will be brimming with content. 

For Dirt Time, we’re currently working on 2 episodes right now.  Things are going great and we hope to have some sneak peak footage sometime next week.

  • The first episode coming out is a second Dirt Time video on Hydromulch.  Think of it as Hydromulch: Redux!  Basically, we looked back at our 3-year old Hydromulch video and thought it was time to update, give it the HD treatment and just simply do it much better.  The hydromulch episode is our most popular to date, so we’re thinking this one will be well recived also.
  • The second episode we’re working on is something called:  The Big Cover Up.  What do you do when you have large areas of exposed soil and a limited time to button it all up?  Well, in this video we take you through the options.  We have 4 major techniques (RECPs, Hydromulch, Straw blowing and Compost) that we are going to explain, compare and install.  It’s a very cool episode, you won’t want to miss it!

And in addition to that, we have some other projects in the hopper that we can’t wait to announce…but unfortunately can’t just yet.  But do stick around, and check in often, because things are going to get pretty busy around here!

Take Care,


Back in March, I went down to Redding to meet John and shoot a boatload of new footage for Season 3. We have a lot of new stuff planned, all of which we’ll expand upon very soon.

But while we were shooting, a local news crew came out to the college when we were filming our ‘BigCover Up’ Episode (Episode concept: Big Exposed Areas. Little Time. What do you do?) along with some new Silt Fence, and Hydromulch material. The piece that went to air is below:

You don’t see it in the piece, but we had some pretty cool gear from Express Blower and tonnes of great material from HydroStraw.

Big thanks to Mike Mangus at Channel 7, Redding for the coverage! The station has been a great supporter of the college, and any additional coverage we can get for the very awesome ECTF is SO greatly appreciated!

For more on the actual episodes, stay tuned to watchyourdirt.com!

Last year, when we filmed our Energy Dissipator episode, a news crew was on hand.  Anchor Mike Mangus and his crew were there to do a piece on the Shasta College Erosion Control Training Facility (ECTF).

The ECTF is a fantastic resource for anyone involved in Erosion & Sediment control education within California.  It is basically a big erosion playground with hills, water, BMP material, trucks and toys.

If you need a great place to do field training within California, you should give them a call.


Dirt Time in the News – Shasta College from BlinkWorks -James Swirsky on Vimeo.


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