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February 5, 2019

District to Host "Smart Salting" certification trainings in 2019

Parking Lots and Sidewalks Trainings*

Thursday, September 26, 9am- 2pm  RSVP HERE
18681 Lake Drive East,

Chanhassen, MN 55317

* For permit applicants, successful completion of this training satisfies the chloride management criterion set forth in Rule J, §3.8


Roads Training

Wednesday, October 23rd, 9am-2pm  RSVP HERE
18681 Lake Drive East,

Chanhassen, MN 55317


Who should attend?
-Road maintenance staff
-Staff/volunteers who help manage ice at a facility
-Associations who hire contractors
-Permit applicants who must satisfy the criterion set forth in Rule J, §3.8

Training Topics
Application rates of materials
How to calibrate equipment
Weather conditions
Storing materials
New maintenance methods
Environmental effects


Get Certified!
An optional test will be offered at the end of each course to obtain your MPCA Smart Salting certification.

All trainings are free, with a complementary lunch included. RSVP by following the links above.

Contact Maya:,  952-687-1348

Funding for this workshop is provided by MPCA through a grant from US EPA, Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Fund.

Smart Salting For Property Managers

New MN Pollution Control Agency Certification for PROPERTY MANAGERS. This free training is about Smart Salting and Sustainable Winter Maintenance. We are working with Fortin Consulting to run 2 tests of the new training class. Please come, give us your feedback and become certified!

Topics include:
  • Environmental, infrastructure, and vegetation impacts of salt
  • Smart Salting and other sustainable winter maintenance strategies
  • Educating your workforce
  • Legal issues
  • Communicating with property users

Upcoming class:

October 17th, 2019


18681 Lake Drive East, Chanhassen, MN 55317




Parking Lots and Sidewalks Course for School District Staff

The Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District and the Richfield-Bloomington Water Management Organization will co-host a Level 1  Parking Lots and Sidewalks course geared specifically to maintenence and grounds staff associated with local school districts.

Monday, March 25th
9am- 2:30pm
Bloomington Public Works
1700 W 98th Street,
Bloomington, MN 55431