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: Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Time: 8 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District office (18681 Lake Drive E, Chanhassen)
Cost: Free to attendees. NMCWD, RPBCWD, and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency with Clean Water Fund and Environmental & Natural Resources Trust Fund dollars are covering the cost to offer this class.
Trainer: Fortin Consulting (now Bolton & Menk, Inc.)
Questions, contact contact Eleanor Mahon at Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District: firstname.lastname@example.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.
Take 2 minutes to hear from certified maintenance pros like you now using less salt, while maintaining a high level of service and safety in the new MPCA Smart Salting Training for Winter Maintenance promo video!