Winter salt is an emerging water pollutant. It can harm fish, bugs, and other critters that call our lakes and streams home. For the past several years, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has worked with partners to develop and implement the Green SnowPro program, which encourages the use of practices that reduce winter salt.
Winter salt is an emerging water pollutant. It can harm fish, bugs, and other critters that call Long Creek their home.
Certified winter maintenance professionals benefit from liability coverage and save money by using less salt. Our water resources benefit as well. It's a win-win! To date, more than 850 individuals have been certified through New Hampshire's program.
Maine is exploring developing a similar program, and we've invited the folks from Green SnowPro to provide a training session in Portland this fall. This training is appropriate for public works staff, transportation agency staff, and private contractors that plow roads and provide property management services.
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Portland Water District's Nixon Center, 225 Douglass Street, Portland
Cost: $25 includes breakfast and lunch
8:00 - 8:30 Registration and light breakfast (provided)
8:30 - 10:00 Environmental & infrastructure concerns; pre-season prep, site inspection & expectations; calibration
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - noon Pre-treatment before the storm; during the storm activities; recordkeeping & salt accounting system
noon - 12:30 Lunch (provided)
12:30 - 1:00 Exam review
1:00 - 2:00 Exam
This training session is provided by the Long Creek Watershed Management District, the Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District, and the Interlocal Stormwater Working Group. Please contact Robyn Saunders with questions.