Gravel road maintenance certification course July 21 in Boothbay

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 8:45am

Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District and Maine DEP are co-sponsoring a four-hour classroom and field event hosted by Boothbay Region Water District on Thursday, July 21 at the Boothbay Town Hall on 7 Corey Lane. The training will be held from 8 a.m. to noon and includes a morning refreshments and materials.

The proper maintenance of gravel roads in Maine is important for providing residents safe access to their properties and minimizing costly capital repairs to these roads over time, but it is also an important part of protecting our natural resources from degradation. In this training, participants will learn how proper maintenance protects water quality, gravel road materials, how to evaluate a gravel road for maintenance needs, creating a road maintenance plan, gravel road Best Management Practices, and will include a site-walk of a local gravel road to provide a real-life scenario for discussion of potential improvements and practices. This training is intended to be provide a resource for gravel road owners, town officials, contractors, and watershed organizations to better understand methods and practices for evaluating and maintaining gravel roads using the Maine DEP Camp Road Maintenance Manual.

This class qualifies for 4 Continuing Education Hours (CEH) for individuals Certified in Erosion Control Practices by Maine DEP. Each CEH afford Certified individuals one year of recertification. Presented by John Maclaine, Non-Point Source Training Center coordinator and Dave Roque, retired soil scientist ME DACF.

Pre-registration with payment of $95 (mail-in registration) / $97 (online registration) is required by Friday, July 15. 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,