Registration deadline November 26

Advanced Training in Sediment and Erosion Control for Certified Contractors

Fri, 11/05/2021 - 1:15pm

Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District and Maine DEP are co-sponsoring a four hour online training in Advanced Training in Sediment and Erosion Control for Certified Contractors: Best Management Practices for Landscapers on Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

John Maclaine of Maine DEP and Rebecca Jacobs of Knox-Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District will focus on the Best Management Practices for Landscapers. 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,” said KLSWCD, in a news release.

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. This course 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.

The registration fee for the course is $35 by Nov 26 and includes educational materials. Attendees may register via online or download a registration form from the Knox-Lincoln SWCD website at

For more information, contact Knox-Lincoln SWCD office at 596-2040,

Knox-Lincoln SWCD is an equal opportunity provider and employer.