A Smart Salt Training for property managers will be held 8-12:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at the Edina Public Works and Park Maintenance Facility, 7450 Metro Blvd.

The event is coordinated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and aims to teach attendees how to use a web-based assessment tool in order to review their past, present and future winter maintenance practices. The training will focus on legal issues and communication strategies, as well as winter management practices. Learn more and register to attend at Bit.ly/SmartSalt.

A Level 2 Smart Salt Training for organizations will be held 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Edina Public Works and Park Maintenance Facility. This training is also hosted by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Level 2 is a certification for public and private organizations to help assess salt use and take steps to minimize it. The goal of this training is to help property managers save money and protect water resources by using less salt to de-ice parking lots, sidewalks and other surfaces. Learn more and register to attend at bit.ly/L2SmartSalt.

Grant Opportunity

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is also offering approximately $150,000 in grant funding to replace two-cycle gasoline-powered landscaping and snow removal equipment with electric-powered equipment. The maximum award is $24,000 with a 50% required match. Eligible applicants include businesses with fewer than 500 employees, governmental agencies or tribal nations, educational institutions or non-governmental organizations such as nonprofits, trade groups or industry associations.

Learn more at EdinaMN.gov/422/PollutionPrevention.

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