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Minnesota Smart Salting Update

A new Minnesota Smart Salting Update from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is now available. Articles included in this bulletin are: Spots still open! Free online MPCA Smart Salting trainings Hot off the press! New MPCA Smart Salting training intro video Still need your Roads certificate this year? Get it before the snow flies! […]

Register to Attend the Online Metro Children’s Water Festival

The 23rd annual Metro Children’s Water Festival is FREE and will be offered online this year from Monday, Sept. 28—Thursday, Oct. 1. This event has always taken place as an in-person field trip at the State Fairgrounds, but this year, it will be online. The purpose of the festival is to educate 4th grade students […]

Free Watering Wisdom Webinar Series

The University of Minnesota is hosting a free, 5-part webinar series this summer for homeowners called “Watering Wisdom: Growing a Healthy Lawn with Less Water”, focusing on turfgrass and irrigation topics. The goal of the series is to help homeowners have healthier lawns and more efficient irrigation systems. You can join in on as many […]

Online Salt Symposium August 4-5, 2020

The 2020 Salt Symposium, hosted by Fortin Consulting, will be live-streamed August 4th and 5th. The normally in-person event brings together practitioners, researchers, water resource managers, and educators interested in reducing chloride impacts on our waters from winter maintenance and other sources of chloride. “Salt Symposium shapes the chloride conversation, presenting developments in salt use […]

CANCELED – Webinar: Minnesota Stormwater Manual Updates

UPDATE 6/11/2020: Per the MPCA, this webinar has been canceled. “The Minnesota Stormwater Manual website is currently down and due to uncertainty about when it will be back up, we are taking the precaution of rescheduling this webinar. On Monday, June 22 we will send a cancellation reminder and a new date for the webinar. […]

MPCA Smart Salting Assessment Tool Level 2 Certification

How well do you know your organization’s salt use and any likely savings from new practices? There is an upcoming online MPCA Smart Salting Assessment tool Level 2 Certification on May 20, 2020 from 8 am to noon. The MPCA Smart Salting Assessment tool (SSAt) is for anyone hoping to track their salt use and […]

Online Turfgrass Maintenance Certification Training April 9th

This 6 hour training from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will help you improve your turfgrass maintenance through presentations and class exercises. The practices taught will help you SAVE money, time, and the environment. The course is FREE and will be taught online – register (see below) for a link. Training Topics: How turfgrass […]

MPCA Smart Salting Program News

The MPCA (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency) Smart Salting Program is “for winter maintenance and property management professionals seeking to maintain safe surfaces using less salt”. Topics in the 2/10/2020 bulletin include: Several Smart Salting trainings coming up in February (see below) The 20th Annual Salt Symposium will be on August 5th, 2020 – topics: the […]

Reminder: Upcoming Well and Septic Maintenance Training

Have you signed up for the upcoming well and septic maintenance training? If not, sign up today! Below is the original post from this past October: “Do you own your own well? How about a septic system? Do you wish you had a better idea of how to take care of them? Then you should […]

Workshop: Fight Snow and Ice, Pollution Free

The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) is hosting a workshop called “Fight Snow and Ice, Pollution Free” on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 from 1 to 2:30 pm at the Columbia Heights Library (3939 Central Avenue NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421). Below is the event description: “Warm up with hot cocoa and treats while you learn […]

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