Stearns County SWCD Hosting Free Live-Streamed Smart Salting – Level 1 Workshops Online

To help business owners, property managers, and those who manage parking lots and sidewalks, the Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is hosting a free live streamed Smart Salting-Level 1 workshop online. This workshops will provide the necessary training that will help decision makers learn how to save money by using less materials while still operating more efficiently, protecting water resources, and be more conscientious of the environment.

Participants will learn the proper way of storing materials and equipment, understanding correct de-icing and anti-icing methods, gauging weather conditions, and understanding proper application rates of materials. Additional topics include understanding infrastructures and the effect of salt usage, while exploring management practices to ensure maintenance crews are using sustainable practices. Participants will receive a free manual to reference back and forth. At the end of the training, an optional certification test is offered to become Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Smart Salting Certified. Certified individuals will be listed on the MPCA website.

This workshop is free and will be held on Tuesday, September 8th from 9:00am-2:30pm.For more information and to register, visit Directions on how to participate will be emailed after registering.

This workshop is presented by Fortin Consulting and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). Funding is provided to the MPCA through a grant from United States Environmental Protection Agency, Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Fund.

For questions or further information, please contact Brittany Lenzmeier with the Stearns County SWCD at 320.251.7800 ext.3 or via email at

110 2nd Street South Suite 128, Waite Park, MN 56387 | Ph: 320-251-7800 x3 | Fax: 855-205-6907

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