Beginning Erosion and Sediment Control training offered

Oct 08, 2019

Union — Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District is sponsoring a Maine Department of Environmental Protection certification course in Beginning 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 Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room of the Union Town Office, 567 Common Road, Union. John Maclaine of Maine DEP will cover best management practices; applicable regulations and standards for projects, such as shoreline riprap and culverts and natural resource impacts. Maclaine will also discuss vegetated buffers, erosion control planning, walk through the permitting and planning process and include new information that has not been presented in past trainings.

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

The cost of the course is $70 and includes morning refreshments, lunch, and all training materials. Preregistration with payment is required by Friday, Oct. 25. For more information or to register, contact Knox-Lincoln SWCD office at 596-2040,, or visit to register and pay online.


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