AVSWCD erosion control workshop is Sept. 26

LEWISTON — The Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District is holding a soil erosion control workshop for those interested in getting erosion contractor certification.
The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in Room 170 at the University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn Campus, 51 Westminster Road.
The workshop will cover the issues, laws, and regulations involved with erosion control and is for those looking to either become certified or recertified in basic and advanced erosion control practices. Those attending qualify to become Maine DEP certified in erosion and sediment control practices after the completion of a site evaluation. John Maclaine, a Maine DEP non-point source training center coordinator, will be presenting.
The district will host the workshiop in alliance with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Topics include:
· Why is erosion control needed?
· Laws and regulations requiring erosion control;
· Erosion and sedimentation;
· Erosion control best management practices and planning;
· Pollution prevention at construction sites;
· Erosion control plan design.
There is a fee for attenance. Call 207-241-5377 or email info@androscogginswcd.org with any questions or to reserve a spot.