• Contractor Certification Training in Erosion and Sediment Control Practices

    Bath, ME- March 13, 2019 from 8am-4pm

    Due to the high rate of soil erosion that occurs on areas disturbed by construction, the use of effective erosion control practices is critical to protecting the quality of Maine waters. This is why the Maine Legislature passed the State’s Erosion Control Law. To help contractors, and those involved with shoreland zoning, comply with this law, Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has developed a training program on effective erosion control techniques. This is known as the Voluntary Contractor Certification Program and is coordinated by DEP’s Nonpoint Source Training and Resource Center.

    Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District (AVSWCD) in cooperation with Maine DEP is offering the Basic & Advanced Erosion and Sediment Control Practices training. Training topics will include why erosion control is needed, laws and regulations requiring erosion control practices, erosion and sedimentation, erosion control best management practices and planning, pollution prevention at construction sites, erosion control plan design, and the next steps in obtaining certification. Attending this training will qualify you to become Maine DEP certified in erosion and sediment control practices after the completion of a site evaluation. The training also provides re-certification for those who have already completed the program.

    The event will be held on March 13, 2019 from 8am-4pm at the Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St. Bath, ME 04530. Registration is $75.00 and is due by March 1, 2019.

    Registration includes breakfast refreshments, lunch, and all training materials. Please mail the registration form and a check with payment to AVSWCD, 254 Goddard Rd. Lewiston, ME 04240. There will be no refunds.

    For more information, or to obtain a registration form, please contact Jocelyn Lahey at 207-241-5374 or districtmanager@androscogginswcd.org

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