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Winter Erosion & Sedimentation Control BMPs

Date: October 29, 2021
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Presque Isle area, TBD


Hosted by Central Aroostook Soil & Water Conservation District

Disturbing soil during winter can make it difficult to prevent erosion and control sediment on construction sites, many of the practices that are most effective during the growing season do not work well during the winter months. Here in Maine, cold weather can hinder adequate erosion and sedimentation control for up to half the year, so knowing appropriate treatments and practices for maintaining water quality through proper winter controls can be key to a successful project.

Working in the winter requires extra planning, foresight, inspections and additional materials to minimize the impact of these activities on our natural resources and water quality as well as ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local environmental regulations. This program will explore the options available for performing soil disturbance in the winter as well as highlighting the regulations that contractors need to comply with when performing winter work.

This class qualifies for 4 hours of Continuing Education Credit for individuals Certified in Erosion Control Practices by Maine DEP.