Road Salt and De-icing event to take place at UVM

On Sept. 29 University of Vermont (UVM) Extension, Lake Champlain Sea Grant and the Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District will host the first Lake Champlain Watershed Deicing Conference.

This free, day-long educational event will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dudley H. Davis Center on the UVM campus in Burlington. Although open to everyone, it specifically targets municipal road maintenance staff, private winter maintenance contractors and elected officials, businesses and nonprofits tasked with decision-making or public education about deicing roads, driveways, sidewalks or parking lots in local communities.

The deadline for registrations is Sept. 15. For more information and to register, visit A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, please contact Kris Stepenuck, Lake Champlain Sea Grant Extension leader, at (802) 656-8504 by Sept. 8.

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