DEP erosion control training, certification in Damariscotta

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 8:45am

Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is sponsoring a Maine DEP certification course in Beginning and Advanced Erosion and Sediment Control Practices. Contractors must take this course to comply with the 2013 statutory requirement to have a certified contractor on all sites within 250 feet of a water body.

The course will be held on Thursday, April 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Hall 524 Waldoboro Rd, Damariscotta. Cost of the course is $70 and includes morning refreshments, lunch, and training materials. Pre-registration with payment required by Monday, April 1.

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. New information will be provided that has not been presented in past trainings. This opportunity is not to be missed.

This course is intended for contractors and personnel who have not yet been certified. Recertification credits may be earned. To review the certification status of individuals or companies and find training locations throughout the state, visit

For more information or to register: Contact Knox-Lincoln SWCD office at 596-2040,, or visit