Basic and advanced erosion control certification training Sept. 16

Sat, 08/07/2021 - 8:15am

Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District and Maine DEP are co-sponsoring an in-person day-long training in Basic and Advanced Erosion Control Practices Certification for Contractors on Thursday, Sept. 16 at Union Town Office, 567 Common Road, Union. The training will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and includes a morning refreshments and lunch.

If you are an excavation contractor, landscaper, well driller, or other individual involved with soil disturbance within the shoreland zone and have not yet taken a class, sign up now so that you won’t have to turn away jobs! We will cover best management practices, applicable regulations and standards for projects, such as shoreline riprap and culverts, and natural resource impacts. We will discuss vegetated buffers, erosion control planning and walk through permitting and planning process. This opportunity is not to be missed.

John Maclaine of Maine DEP will facilitate this course, which is necessary to become a Contractor Certified in Erosion and Sedimentation Control Practices by the Department.

Pre-registration with payment of $60 (mail-in registration) / $62 (online registration) is required by Friday, Sept. 10. Attendees may register and pay online or download a registration form from the Knox-Lincoln SWCD website at or for more information, contact Knox-Lincoln SWCD office at 596-2040,

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