Training - Calendar of Events
Soil Erosion Best Management Practices for Landscapers - CANCELED
Date: April 8, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Wiscasset Congregational Church, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Office Meeting Room, 9 Olson Road, South Paris ME 04281
Contact: Rebecca Jacobs
Soil erosion is not just a concern on large construction sites but can also be an issue on established residential properties. Landscape professionals can not only help to control erosion and its impacts to natural resources but help landowners prevent future degradation to our lakes, ponds, streams, and wetlands with proper site design, plant selection, and other ecological considerations. In this class, participants will be exposed to important concepts for controlling erosion on residential sites, be exposed to regulations and permits required when disturbing soil near natural resources, discuss the importance of selecting and installing appropriate vegetation for the site, and explore other tools available for creating long term resilient residential landscapes.
This course is intended as continuing education for individuals currently Certified in Erosion Control Practices by the Department to meet re-certification requirements, however certification is not required to attend this class. To maintain certification, a total of 4 hours of qualifying Continuing Education Courses is required every three (3) years. These courses will be of interest to a variety of individuals and may be attended by anyone with interest in increasing their knowledge.