A class on reducing the environmental impact – chloride pollution – of removing snow and de-icing parking lots and sidewalks will be sponsored by the Freshwater Society on Dec. 16 at the Gray Freshwater Center, 2500 Shadywood Road, Excelsior, MN.
Staff from Fortin Consulting and Kathy Schaefer from the Minnesota Department of Transportation will conduct the 4.5-hour class. The target audience is private maintenance companies, property manager and winter maintenance employees of hospitals, colleges and city parks.
The class is free. An optional test at the conclusion of event will be available for snow removal managers and crew members who want to earn Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Level I certification in winter maintenance.
More information is available at: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/programs/roadsalt.html. To register, contact Jeanne Prok at Jeanne@freshwater.org.