FREE Snow & Ice Management Trainings

In the winter, we use salts to deice hard surfaces like sidewalks, roads, and driveways.  However, it only takes about 1 teaspoon of salt to permanently pollute five gallons of water.  Because we have evidence of chloride pollution in several waterways in Scott County, the Scott Watershed Management Organization (SWMO) has partnered with the Board of Water & Soil Resources (BWSR) through the Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment to offer FREE training events that teach snow and ice best management practices that can save folks money and save our water.  

Winter Salt (photo courtesy of MPR)

Salt Courtesy of MPR

FREE Winter Deicing Applicator Training Events

Partners in Scott County are hosting a series of free workshops on best management practices for managing snow and ice on parking lots, sidewalks and roadways.  The practices will help save money, time and the environment.  An optional test will be offered at the end of the workshop to earn Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Level I or Level II Certification in Snow & Ice Control Best Practices.  Certified individuals are listed on the MPCA website.

Pre-registration is required. Email mbokman@co.scott.mn.us or call 952-496-8887 to register.

Workshop Dates & Locations

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Winter Roads Flier October 2018
Title of Workshop Date Time Location Name Location Address
Winter Parking Lots & Sidewalks Wednesday, January 16, 2019 8:00am – 1:00pm (check-in 7:30am – 8:00am) Spring Lake Township Hall 20381 Fairlawn Avenue, Prior Lake, MN
Winter Roads – Level II Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:00am – 1:00pm (check-in 7:30am – 8:00am) Prior Lake City Hall

4646 Dakota Street SE, Prior Lake, MN
Winter Parking Lots & Sidewalks Friday, August 23, 2019 8:00am - 1:00pm (check-in 7:30am - 8:00am) Shakopee Community Center 1255 Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN
Winter Roads – Level I Thursday, September 26, 2019 8:00am – 1:00pm (check-in 7:30am – 8:00am) Spring Lake Township Hall 20381 Fairlawn Avenue, Prior Lake, MN
Winter Parking Lots & Sidewalks Friday, October 22, 2019 8:00am – 1:00pm (check-in 7:30am – 8:00am) SCALE Regional Training Facility 17706 Valley view Drive, Jordan, MN
Winter Roads – Level I Monday, November 4, 2019 8:00am – 1:00pm (check-in 7:30am – 8:00am) Shakopee Community Center 1255 Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN

Workshop Descriptions

  1. Winter Parking Lots/Sidewalks Training
  2. Winter Roads - Level 1
  3. Winter Roads - Level 2

This class is most appropriate for private maintenance companies, property managers, schools, staff & volunteers who maintain parking lots & sidewalks.  At the end of class there is an optional state certification exam through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).  It provides individual certification for those that choose to take the optional test after the class and pass it.  Individual who take and pass the test would earn the Level 1 Certification in Snow & Ice Control Best Practices.  Certified individuals are listed on the MPCA website.

Funding for the workshops is provided by the Board of Water & Soil Resources through the Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment

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