Training - Calendar of Events

BMPs for Landscapers and Homeowners

Date: February 10, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Bridgton, Lakes Environmental Association lake Science Center, 51 Willett Rd, Bridgton, ME

Contact: Lakes Environmental Association

More information

Soil erosion, which 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. These courses will be of interest to a variety of individuals and may be attended by anyone with interest in increasing their knowledge. This class qualifies for 4 Continuing Education Hours (CEH) for individuals Certified in Erosion Control Practices by Maine DEP. Each CEH afford Certified individuals one year of recertification or reinstatement credit.