FREE Snow & Ice Management Trainings
In the winter, we use salts to deice hard surfaces like sidewalks, roads, and driveways. However, it only takes about 1 teaspoon of salt to permanently pollute five gallons of water. Because we have evidence of chloride pollution in several waterways in Scott County, the Scott Watershed Management Organization (SWMO) has partnered with the Board of Water & Soil Resources (BWSR) through the Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment to offer FREE training events that teach snow and ice best management practices that can save folks money and save our water. Check here for updates on these FREE training events.
FREE Winter Deicing Applicator Training Events
Partners in Scott County are hosting a series of free workshops on best management practices for managing snow and ice on parking lots, sidewalks and roadways. The practices will help save money, time and the environment. An optional test will be offered at the end of the workshop to earn Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Level I or Level II Certification in Snow & Ice Control Best Practices. Certified individuals are listed on the MPCA website.
Pre-registration is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 952-496-8887 to register.
|Title of Workshop||Date||Time||Location Name||Location Address|
|Winter Parking Lots & Sidewalks||Monday, September 24, 2018||8:00am – 1:00pm (check-in 7:30am – 8:00am)||McColl Pond Environmental Learning Center||13550 Dakota Avenue S. Savage, MN|
|Winter Roads – Level I||Monday, October 15, 2018||8:00am – 1:00pm (check-in 7:30am – 8:00am)||Scott County Extension & Conservation Building
(Scott County Fairgrounds)
|7151 West 190th Street. Jordan, MN|
|Winter Roads – Level II||Monday, October 22, 2018||8:00am – 1:00pm (check-in 7:30am – 8:00am)||Spring Lake Township Hall||20381 Fairlawn Avenue. Prior Lake, MN|
|Winter Parking Lots & Sidewalks||Friday, October 26, 2018||8:00am – 1:00pm (check-in 7:30am – 8:00am)||New Prague Fire Station||505 5th Avenue NW. New Prague, MN|
|Winter Roads – Level I||Monday, October 29, 2018||8:00am – 1:00pm (check-in 7:30am – 8:00am)||Prior Lake City Hall||4646 Dakota Street SE Prior Lake, MN|
This class is most appropriate for private maintenance companies, property managers, schools, staff & volunteers who maintain parking lots & sidewalks. At the end of class there is an optional state certification exam through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). It provides individual certification for those that choose to take the optional test after the class and pass it. Individual who take and pass the test would earn the Level 1 Certification in Snow & Ice Control Best Practices. Certified individuals are listed on the MPCA website.
This class is most appropriate for City, County, and State street and highway crews. This is a state certification course through the MPCA. It provides individual certification for those that pass the test.
Training Topics for Level I include, but are not limited to:
- Selection of materials
- Application rates & materials
- Weather conditions & storing materials
- Keeping surfaces safe
- New maintenance methods
- Environmental effects
This class is focused on winter maintenance leadership. We highly encourage you to take the Level I class before taking this class. It will prepare leaders to get their organization Level 2 MPCA certified.
Funding for the workshops is provided by the Board of Water & Soil Resources through the Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment