Learn how to integrate science with practical, more efficient winter maintenance practices on parking lots and sidewalks – that can help save on costs and time, while minimizing environmental impacts.

Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 (in case of snow, backup day is Monday, November 15).

Time: 9 AM – 2:30 PM

Live Webinar: Link and details will be sent to registrants as the date approaches.

Format: Interactive online – instructors teach class live using WebEx, participants interact with instructors and class using chats, polls, and live class discussion.

Cost: Free to attendees. NMCWD and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency with Clean Water Funds is covering the cost to offer this class.

Trainer: Fortin Consulting

Format: Offered online only. Those registered will receive login instructions just prior to training.

Registration: Fill out form below

Questions, contact Gael at 952-658-9104 or gzembal@ninemilecreek.org

Who should attend?

  • Public or private winter maintenance staff
  • Those who hire or supervise them
  • Private contractors
  • Staff or volunteers looking to reduce salt

What you’ll learn:

  • Environmental impacts
  • Regulatory considerations and managing liability
  • Equipment calibration
  • Use weather condition info more efficiently
  • Application rates
  • Plowing and physical removal
  • BMPs for storing materials
  • De-icing and anti-icing
  • Customer and staff educational resources
  • Funding opportunities
  • Success stories

Passing the optional test at the end of training earns you the MPCA Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks Certification and a listing on the MPCA training website here: pca.state.mn.us/water/smart-salting-training. Read more on all MPCA Smart Salting trainings while there.

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