The Freshwater Society will host the 11th Annual Road Salt Symposium tonight at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska.
This annual conference is aimed at increasing awareness of the harmful effects of chlorides in road salt and to offer solutions to help mitigate this pollution. The 2012 symposium will feature the latest information on chlorides in Minnesota waters and provide innovative approaches to help repair and sustain resources.
This year's event will also emphasize solutions for everyone—from homeowners to city managers to building owners and transportation departments. As more and more waterways continue to be impaired with chlorides, the responsibility for everyone to adopt practices to control this pollution becomes more and more urgent.
* Premier of the video "Improved Winter Maintenance: Good Choices for Clean Water."
* Water Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS), a new tool used by MNDOT to aid travelers and the environment.
* Education that leads to citizen behavior changes∏—and 50 percent decrease in salt use.
* New research on chloride water quality standards.
* City of Robbinsdale paired intersection study results.
* Update on Twin Cities Metro Area Chloride Management Plan by state's Pollution Control Agency.
* Minnesota 2012 Environmental Leadership Awards.
* Trade show featuring alternative equipment and chemicals.
Click here for more information and to register for the Road Salt Symposium or contact Jeanne via phone at 952-314-8133 or by e-mail at email@example.com
About the Freshwater Society
The Freshwater Society is a Minnesota nonprofit based in Excelsior. For more than 40 years, it has educated and inspired people to value, conserve and protect water resources. Learn more at www.freshwater.org.