New workshop in development

Vermont Local Roads and several partners are pulling together a workshop regarding roads and stream health. The target audience would be select boards, public works officials, regional planning commissions and conservation commissions. We want to make sure we meet your needs. In order to assist in the planning would you please take a few moments and answer the following questions?

 1)     Does your municipality have a conservation commission?

2)     Do you have a working relationship with the conversation commission?

3)     If yes, what projects have you worked on or how have they assisted you?

4)     If no, would you like to learn ways you could establish a relationship?

5)     Do you have a road policy that addresses your use of chlorides in both winter and summer?

6)     How do you articulate your community expectations that you have regarding your road maintenance practices?

7)     Do you have any low salt or no salt zones in your municipality?  If yes, do you have any data to share? If no, are you considering it?

8)     In order to include all of the target audience would you attend a 6 hour workshop from:

  1. a.     Noon – 6 pm
  2. b.     3 – 9 pm
  3. c.     Saturday
  4. d.     Two mornings 7-10 am
  5. e.     Other?

9)     Would you be willing to share your experience in this workshop regarding your road policy, your community education and outreach, your salting practices or other road maintenance practices you perform that help reduce the impact on stream health and the environment such as reduced sand usage, calibrate equipment, storm water retention ponds, using salt brine, ditching practices, other.

10)  Do you know there is an increased chloride level in lakes and streams throughout New England?

Anything else you’d like to add that may be helpful is appreciated, please replay with any input you have here on the blog.

Thank you so much for your assistance in making this a great workshop.


About vtlocalroads

The Vermont Local Roads Program at Saint Michael’s College is part of the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), a nationwide effort financed jointly by the Federal Highway Administration and individual State Departments of Transportation. Its purpose is to provide road and bridge know-how to municipal people involved with highways. There are LTAP Centers in 50 states and Puerto Rico and six Native American locations. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations presented on this page are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of FHWA, VAOT or Saint Michael’s College. All references to proprietary items in this publication are not endorsements of any company or products. Sponsored by the Vermont Agency of Transportation, the Vermont Local Roads Program provides information, training and technical assistance to cities, towns and villages in Vermont. This is done by newsletters, seminars and workshops, distribution of publications and by response to requests.
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