Training - Calendar of Events

Soils and Natural Resources Workshop

Date: September 4, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Location: Georgetown, Reid State Park, meet at Park Access (Seguinland) Road between 8:30-9AM

Contact: Dave Rocque 207-287-2666

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The workshop will include soil pit evaluations for septic systems suitability, soil series determinations, hydric soil determinations and, new this year, Ksat (saturated hydraulic conductivity) determinations for Hydrologic Soil Group assignments. Also included will be vernal pool evaluations, wetland determinations including fresh and saltwater, vegetated buffer storm water treatment evaluations, stream determinations and where to begin measuring for setbacks in the shoreland zone. There will also be soil pits in a back-sand dune to illustrate the challenges of making hydric soil determinations in sandy soils.

The workshop is being sponsored by Maine Association of Professional Soils Scientists (MAPSS), the Maine Association of Site Evaluators (MASE) and the Maine Association of Wetlands Scientists (MAWS). This workshop qualifies for 4 Continuing Education Credit Hours for individuals Certified in Erosion Control Practices by Maine DEP. For re-certification credit, please submit the "Application for Re-Certification Credit" (include the course(s) attended and date(s)) to to ensure you get the appropriate credit towards re-certification. To maintain DEP certification, proof of a total of 4 hours of qualifying Continuing Education Courses is required every three (3) years

Though registrations will be accepted the day of the workshop, for planning purposes, we ask that you register by September 1. Check for background information and updates.