Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Soil Erosion Training

Presented by DEP's Nonpoint Source Training Center
Hosted by the Bangor Area Storm Water Group

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Rangely Hall, Eastern Maine Community College, Bangor, Maine

Who should attend? This session has been designed for MS4 Stormwater coordinators, public works employees and private contractors.

Purpose: The primary purpose of this training is to prevent nonpoint source pollution from construction activity by creating an incentive for Maine contractors to become educated on best management practices for erosion and sedimentation control. It’s secondary goal is to recognize contractors who make an effort to educate themselves on erosion control practices and to provide an incentive for contractors to continue education efforts on erosion control practices.

Registration: Please see registration materials and directions in the attached event brochure. Early bird registration fee: $50 if regsistration is received on or before September 21st. The fee is $60 for all registrations received after Sept. 21st.

For more information about registration, please contact Brenda Zollitsch, Facilitator of the Bangor Area Storm Water Group, at or (207) 772-4729. For more ifnormation about the program content and certifcation process, contact Bill LaFlamme at (207) 287-7726.

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Salt Management in Impaired Streams Roundtable

Wednesday, September 8, 2010
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Maple Hill Farm Inn and Conference Center
Hallowell, Maine

Roundtable Purpose:
  • Bring participants up to speed on the most recent findings about salt management and impacts in the State of Maine
  • Learn about current methods and deicing alternatives*, including some cost-benefit information
  • Work as a group to identify a list of barriers to and opportunities for addressing the salt issue in impaired stream areas
  • Compile a list of reserch and information gathering questions to guide future grant writing and exploratory efforts in Maine

 * Please note that it is NOT the purpose of this roundtable to advocate for any specific salt alternative or even salt alternatives categorically. This event is designed to provide information and gather ideas, concerns and questions that need to be answered in order to begin to address the impact of salt on Maine's impaired streams.

Roundtable Agenda at a Glance:
  1. Research findings from recent study of salt management in Maine
  2. Research findings on salt in Maine's impaired waters
  3. Maine DOT's approach to snow and ice management
  4. Facilitated discussions:
    • Identifying local issues and barriers to reducing impacts (How real is the problem? What are the real issues?)
    • Compiling group questions (what don't we know that we need/want to know?)

Who should attend?
Becuase there is limited space, registration for this event is open to all MS4 stormwater coordinators and a number of other invited guests. Invited guests will receive a personal invitation from a member of the planning committee. If you would like more information about attending or registration, please contact Brenda Zollitsch, BASWG Facilitator at or 207-772-4729.

Registration and Fee:

In order to cover costs for the event site, food and beverage, as well as registrations management, a small registration fee is being charged. Registrations received on or before August 31: $60.00; after August 31st $65.00. See attached brochure for registration form and payment options.

Special Thanks to the Roundtable Planning Group Members:

  • Zachary Henderson - Woodard and Curran
  • John Murphy - City of Bangor
  • Dave Owen - UMaine SSI Urban Stream Research Team
  • Jan Patterson - City of Lewiston
  • John Peckenham - UMaine Mitchell Center
  • Tamara Lee Pinard - ISWG Facilitator
  • Kristie Rabasca - Southern Maine Stormwater Cluster
  • Doug Roncarti - City of Portland
  • Amy Stratford - Southern Maine Stormwater Cluster
  • Wendy Warren - City of Bangor
  • Brenda Zolllitsch - BASWG Facilitator
For more information, please download the brochure or contact the coordinator for this event:
Brenda Zollitsch, BASWG Facilitator at (207) 772-4729 or