Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District presents a Maine Department of Environmental Protection certification course in Beginning and Advanced Erosion and Sediment Control Practices April 11, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 524 Waldoboro Road, Damariscotta. The course fee is $70 and includes morning refreshments, lunch and training materials. Preregistration with payment is required by April 1.

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. For those already 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