Winter 2021 MN Stormwater News

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) distributes a quarterly newsletter called “MN Stormwater News”. The Winter 2021 edition of the newsletter was published on February 11th.

Some important dates included in the newsletter:

  • MS4 permit applications for the new MS4 General Permit are due April 15th.
  • Applications from eligible organizations interested in hosting Minnesota GreenCorps members are due by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 16th.

Below are the articles included in the Winter 2021 edition of MN Stormwater News:

  • MS4 permit applications due April 15, 2021!
  • Common CSW (construction stormwater) permit application mistakes
  • The problem of dissolved phosphorus
  • Importance of vegetation for stormwater
  • MPCA stormwater research
  • Apply to host a GreenCorps member
  • 2021 Smart Salting training

Click here to read the full newsletter.

The article about Smart Salting training does not list any specific dates, but the MPCA sent out a separate email with upcoming Smart Salting Certification training opportunities:

  • February 24th: Smart Salting for Parking Lots & Sidewalks Online Certification Training (intended audience: private maintenance companies, city parks, hospitals, and colleges)
  • March 2nd: Level 2 (SSAt) Online Certification Training (intended audience: winter maintenance leadership, public works managers, supervisors, business owners, superintendents, and other lead staff)
  • March 4th: Smart Salting for Roads Online Certification Training (intended audience: city, county, or state plow drivers)

Be sure to visit the MPCA’s Smart Salting training calendar for all upcoming trainings and to register. Click here to read the full email from MPCA for more information.

Photo: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

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