13th Annual Road Salt Symposium
February 6, 2014
U of MN Landscape Arboretum Chaska, MNAgenda and registration coming soon!
-12th Annual Road Salt Symposium-
The 2013 symposium brought together experts in the winter maintenance industry, environmental groups, cities, counties and state transportation departments to learn about the current state of chloride in Minnesota’s waters and how we all can change our behavior and incorporate best management practices into our winter maintenance to help reduce impacts on our waters.
Featured presentations: (click to view)
Keynote: Future of MN Waters Doug Wetzstein, MPCA
TCMA Chloride Project: Management Plan Development Overview Brooke Asleson, Project Manager, MPCA
TCMA Chloride Project: Preliminary Data Results Jeremy Walgrave, P.E., LimnoTech
Slower Speeds Save Salt- Michigan Study Tim Croze, Michigan Department of Transportation
Snow Fence Calculator Gary Wyatt, University of Minnesota Extension, Mankato
Effectiveness of Deicers and Anti-icers Stephen J. Druschel, PhD, PE Assistant Professor, Minnesota State Mankato
TCMA Chloride Project: Implementation Strategies Overview Brooke Asleson, MPCA
Winter Maintenance Assessment Tool Development Connie Fortin , President, Fortin Consulting
2013 Environmental Leadership Awards were presented to:
Bloomington Schools City of Waconia
-11th Annual Road Salt Symposium-
Freshwater Society’s 11th Annual Road Salt Symposium brought together almost 200 people on Feb. 2, 2012, to share knowledge about chloride pollution in our waters and to promote solutions for all to minimize chloride’s impacts. From snowplow drivers to homeowners, speakers provided the best management practices and alternatives for all to do their part to help protect our waters.
The City of Richfield, Donaldson, Co., City of Mahtomedi and Nine Mile Creek Watershed District were awarded Environmental Leadership Awards for their achievements in establishing programs that reduce the use of road salt
Presentations and Symposium Highlights: (click on links to view)
Annual Road Salt Symposium fights chloride pollution