ENGAGING TRAININGS: ONLINE & IN-PERSON

Fortin Consulting provides sustainable practices training for personnel working in any aspect of the outdoors industries, especially landscaping and snow and ice management. Our classes are always live and never recorded, which allows your crew and supervisors the opportunity to learn from our knowledgeable industry co-instructors and their peers and co-workers in the room.

Contact Connie Fortin if you’re interested in setting up a specialized training session specifically for your organization.

Winter Maintenance and MPCA Smart Salting Trainings

Training sessions are tailored specifically for attendees, but topics covered always include:

  • Environmental Impacts
  • Snow and Ice Best Management Practices
  • Tools and Resources for Winter Maintenance

Roads

Parking Lots and Sidewalks

Property Management

Bring your municipal public works crews, supervisors, and stormwater staff to improve and practice winter maintenance knowledge for high and low-speed roadways. Private Snow Removal Companies and Parks Departments alike use this class to examine pedestrian and mixed-use environments. Management and maintenance personnel for residential and commercial complexes, healthcare and educational institutions, and elsewhere use this class to buff up on their winter maintenance knowledge.

Level 2 Smart Salting

Training for upper-level personnel. Use the Smart Salting Assessment tool to assess maintenance practices, track operational changes, and become MPCA Level 2 Smart Salting Certified at an organization-wide scale.

Low Impact Turfgrass Maintenance Training

Nutrient Management

Mowing and Landscaping Practices

Pest Control

Soil testing and precise fertilizer application to maximize your practices while minimizing your impact on local waterways. Encourage turf health by adopting these outdoor design and maintenance principles. Chemical and biological methods for control of weeds, including crucial perspectives on timing for effective management.
We are working to have this class listed for Pesticide Applicator Recertification by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Below you’ll find links to all of the upcoming trainings we have scheduled that are open to public registration. You’ll find lively discussion and valuable lessons whether your training is in an easily accessible online format or held in-person.

All of our trainings can help you better serve your customers and your budget all while securing environmental quality. Please, reach out to the listed contact person to learn more and enroll today!

Training Schedule

All Minnesota Smart Salting Classes are listed in calendar format on the MPCA website. Click here for the most up-to-date MN schedule.

For Turfgrass trainings, click here.

If you are interested in attending a training that doesn’t have a registration link set up, contact Caralie

Date

Topic & Format

Contact Person

Host Organization

August 30, 2022 Smart Salting for Roads Private Training Capitol Region Watershed District
September 12, 2022 Smart Salting for Parking Lots & Sidewalks Private Training Metro Transit
September 13, 2022 Smart Salting for Roads – In-person paula.liepold@co.dakota.mn.us Dakota County & Washington County
September 14, 2022 Smart Salting for Property Management – Online smartsalting.pca@state.mn.us Minnesota GreenSteps Cities & Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
September 15, 2022 Weather for Winter Maintenance Refresher – Online smartsalting.pca@state.mn.us Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
September 19, 2022 Manejo de la Propiedad – En línea smartsalting.pca@state.mn.us Lower Mississippi River WMO & Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
September 20, 2022 Smart Salting for Roads – TBD amoore@mwmo.org Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
September 21, 2022 Smart Salting for Roads Private Training City of Minneapolis
September 21, 2022 Smart Salting for Parking Lots & Sidewalks – TBD mnelson@ricecreek.org RCWD,RWMWD & VLAWMO
September 23, 2022 Smart Salting for Parking Lots & Sidewalks Private Training Metro Transit
September 27, 2022 Smart Salting for IL Roads – Online ncinatl@theconservationfoundation.org The Conservation Foundation
September 28, 2022 Smart Salting for Roads Private Training City of Minneapolis
September 29, 2022 Smart Salting for IL Parking Lots & Sidewalks – Online ncinatl@theconservationfoundation.org The Conservation Foundation
October 4, 2022 Smart Salting for Property Management – Online emahon@rpbcwd.org RPBCWD & NMCWD
October 5, 2022 Smart Salting for IL Roads – Online ncinatl@theconservationfoundation.org The Conservation Foundation
October 5, 2022 Smart Salting for Roads Private Training City of Minneapolis
October 6, 2022 Smart Salting for IL Roads – Online ncinatl@theconservationfoundation.org The Conservation Foundation
October 11, 2022 Smart Salting for IL Parking Lots & Sidewalks – Online ncinatl@theconservationfoundation.org The Conservation Foundation
October 12, 2022 Smart Salting for IL Roads – Online ncinatl@theconservationfoundation.org The Conservation Foundation
October 12, 2022 Smart Salting for Roads Private Training City of Minneapolis
October 18, 2022 Weather for Winter Maintenance – Online smartsalting.pca@state.mn.us Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
October 19, 2022 Smart Salting for Parking Lots & Sidewalks – TBD amoore@mwmo.org Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
October 20, 2022 Smart Salting for Parking Lots & Sidewalks – In-person paula.liepold@co.dakota.mn.us Dakota County
October 25, 2022 Smart Salting for WI Roads – Online wisaltwise@gmail.com WI Salt Wise
October 26, 2022 Smart Salting for WI Parking Lots & Sidewalks – Online laura@rootpikewin.org Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network
November 2, 2022 Smart Salting for WI Parking Lots & Sidewalks – In-person wisaltwise@gmail.com MAMSWP & WI Salt Wise
November 3, 2022 Smart Salting for WI Parking Lots & Sidewalks – In-person wisaltwise@gmail.com NEWSC & WI Salt Wise
November 3, 2022 Smart Salting 101 Refresher – Online smartsalting.pca@state.mn.us Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
November 9, 2022 Smart Salting for Roads Private Training Capitol Region Watershed District
November 15, 2022 Smart Salting for Parking Lots & Sidewalks – TBD gzembal@ninemilecreek.org NMCWD & RPBCWD
November 16, 2022 Smart Salting for Property Management – Online amoore@mwmo.org Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
November 29, 2022 Weather for Winter Maintenance Refresher – Online smartsalting.pca@state.mn.us Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
November 29, 2022 Smart Salting for WI Roads – Online laura@rootpikewin.org Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network
December 8, 2022 Smart Salting for WI Parking Lots & Sidewalks – Online wisaltwise@gmail.com WI Salt Wise