DEP erosion control training to be held in Union

Jan 12, 2013
Active construction site in shoreland zone with silt fence for sediment control.

Union — Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District and Midcoast Code Enforcement Officers Association are co-sponsoring a Maine Department of Environmental Protection certification course in Beginning and Advanced Erosion Control Practices on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Union Town Office.

Contractors must take this course to comply with the statutory requirement to have a certified contractor on all sites within 250 feet of a water body beginning Jan. 1, 2013. Cost of the course is $45 ($55 after Feb. 5) and includes morning refreshments, lunch, and a DEP erosion control manual.

Excavation contractors, landscapers, well drillers, or other individual involved with soil disturbance within the shoreland zone that have not yet taken a class are encouraged to sign up. Contractors that have taken a class and have not yet had a site inspected, please contact the soil and water conservation district in the county where the site is located (

For more information or to register for this training, please call Knox-Lincoln SWCD office at 596-2040 or go to


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