WISCASSET — Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District and Maine DEP are co-sponsoring a day-long training in Advanced Training in Sediment and Erosion Control for Certified Contractors: Best Management Practices for Landscapers workshop on Wednesday, April 8, at First Congregational Church of Wiscasset, 28 High Street, Wiscasset.
Registration deadline is March 31.
The workshop, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes a morning classroom session and an afternoon field session, location to be announced.
John Maclaine of Maine DEP will focus his presentation on the Best Management Practices for Landscapers. 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. 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.
The registration fee for the course is $65 by March 31 and includes educational materials, morning refreshments, lunch and snacks. Attendees may register and pay online or download a registration form from the Knox-Lincoln SWCD website at www.knox-lincoln.org/contractor-certification/. To receive a registration form by USPS or email and pay by check, contact Knox-Lincoln SWCD at 596-2040 or email@example.com.