Jun
23
Want freshwater? Then stop over-salting

All the salt that we bring into Wisconsin ends up in our freshwater. Salt dissolves but it doesn’t disappear. Chloride concentrations are on the rise in both surface and groundwater. In response, several communities across the state are taking steps to become Salt Wise Champions and are cutting their salt use by 50%+. Our drinking water and freshwater ecosystems depend on the widespread adoption of these best management practices. Join us to learn more. Register by Monday, June 21, through clicking here. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact Penny at Penny@wisconsinlandwater.org to get registered.

Aug
10
Smart Salting for WI Roads Workshop

Free training for winter maintenance professionals who remove snow, apply road salt or maintain snow removal equipment used on roads.

Learn how using the right amount of salt can save time, budget and our waters.

The training will include: best management practices to keep paved areas safe, benefits of using a liquid salt system, guidance on how to determine the right amount of salt to use, and case studies from local applicators.

Aug
11
Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks

Free training for winter maintenance professionals who remove snow, apply road salt or maintain snow removal equipment used on roads.

Learn how using the right amount of salt can save time, budget and our waters.

The training will include: best management practices to keep paved areas safe, benefits of using a liquid salt system, guidance on how to determine the right amount of salt to use, and case studies from local applicators.

Aug
24
Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks

Free training for winter maintenance professionals who remove snow, apply road salt or maintain snow removal equipment used on roads.

Learn how using the right amount of salt can save time, budget and our waters.

The training will include: best management practices to keep paved areas safe, benefits of using a liquid salt system, guidance on how to determine the right amount of salt to use, and case studies from local applicators.

Sep
15
Smart Salting for WI Roads Workshop

Free training for winter maintenance professionals who remove snow, apply road salt or maintain snow removal equipment used on roads.

Learn how using the right amount of salt can save time, budget and our waters.

The training will include: best management practices to keep paved areas safe, benefits of using a liquid salt system, guidance on how to determine the right amount of salt to use, and case studies from local applicators.

Sep
16
Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks

Free training for winter maintenance professionals who remove snow, apply road salt or maintain snow removal equipment used on roads.

Learn how using the right amount of salt can save time, budget and our waters.

The training will include: best management practices to keep paved areas safe, benefits of using a liquid salt system, guidance on how to determine the right amount of salt to use, and case studies from local applicators.

Oct
6
Menomonie Salt Wise Winter Equipment Open House

Informal show-and-tell of municipal snow and ice management equipment. Municipal streets crews from northwestern Wisconsin are invited to bring a salting truck or just show up.

We'd like to facilitate conversation around current salting practices, goals and barriers, and brainstorm solutions.

 

Coffee and pastries provided at 8:30am. Introductions - 8:45am.

Oct
7
De Pere Salt Wise Winter Equipment Open House

Informal show-and-tell of municipal snow and ice management equipment. Municipal streets crews from northeastern Wisconsin are invited to bring a salting truck or just show up.

We'd like to facilitate conversation around current salting practices, goals and barriers, and brainstorm solutions.

 

Coffee and pastries provided at 8:30am. Introductions - 8:45am.

Oct
9
Salty Stream Science

Engage in citizen science through hands-on stream monitoring. Then, through the lens of salt use, build connections between the actions that we take on the land and their impacts on our waterways. Participants will leave energized to be freshwater advocates and Salt Wise champions.

Oct
12
DeForest Salt Wise Winter Equipment Open House

Informal show-and-tell of municipal snow and ice management equipment. Municipal streets crews from southcentral Wisconsin are invited to bring a salting truck or just show up.

We'd like to facilitate conversation around current salting practices, goals and barriers, and brainstorm solutions.

This event is being held in conjunction with a Smart Salting for WI Roads training.

Oct
12
Smart Salting for WI Roads Workshop

Free training for winter maintenance professionals who remove snow, apply road salt or maintain snow removal equipment used on roads.

Learn how using the right amount of salt can save time, budget and our waters.

The training will include: best management practices to keep paved areas safe, benefits of using a liquid salt system, guidance on how to determine the right amount of salt to use, and case studies from local applicators.

Oct
13
Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks

Free training for winter maintenance professionals who remove snow, apply road salt or maintain snow removal equipment used on roads.

Learn how using the right amount of salt can save time, budget and our waters.

The training will include: best management practices to keep paved areas safe, benefits of using a liquid salt system, guidance on how to determine the right amount of salt to use, and case studies from local applicators.

Oct
14
Onalaska Salt Wise Winter Equipment Open House

Informal show-and-tell of municipal snow and ice management equipment. Municipal streets crews from northeastern Wisconsin are invited to bring a salting truck or just show up.

We'd like to facilitate conversation around current salting practices, goals and barriers, and brainstorm solutions.

 

This event is being held in conjunction with a Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks training.

Oct
14
Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks

Free training for winter maintenance professionals who remove snow, apply road salt or maintain snow removal equipment used on roads.

Learn how using the right amount of salt can save time, budget and our waters.

The training will include: best management practices to keep paved areas safe, benefits of using a liquid salt system, guidance on how to determine the right amount of salt to use, and case studies from local applicators.

Oct
26
Smart Salting for WI Roads Workshop

Free training for winter maintenance professionals who remove snow, apply road salt or maintain snow removal equipment used on roads.

Learn how using the right amount of salt can save time, budget and our waters.

The training will include: best management practices to keep paved areas safe, benefits of using a liquid salt system, guidance on how to determine the right amount of salt to use, and case studies from local applicators.

Oct
28
Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks

Free training for winter maintenance professionals who remove snow, apply road salt or maintain snow removal equipment used on roads.

Learn how using the right amount of salt can save time, budget and our waters.

The training will include: best management practices to keep paved areas safe, benefits of using a liquid salt system, guidance on how to determine the right amount of salt to use, and case studies from local applicators.

Oct
28
Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks

Free training for winter maintenance professionals who remove snow, apply road salt or maintain snow removal equipment used on roads.

Learn how using the right amount of salt can save time, budget and our waters.

The training will include: best management practices to keep paved areas safe, benefits of using a liquid salt system, guidance on how to determine the right amount of salt to use, and case studies from local applicators.

Nov
6
Why are We Salting Our Freshwater?

All the salt that we apply to pavement, put in our water softener, and apply in fertilizer ends up in our water and Wisconsin freshwater is getting salty. Starkweather Creek is one of over 40 waterbodies in the state with chloride concentrations that are harmful to aquatic life. The City of Madison and dozens of local private companies are working to stop over-salting. Learn more about what’s being done and how you can help protect our lakes, streams, and drinking water.

Nov
9
Smart Salting for WI Roads Workshop

Free training for winter maintenance professionals who remove snow, apply road salt or maintain snow removal equipment used on roads.

Learn how using the right amount of salt can save time, budget and our waters.

The training will include: best management practices to keep paved areas safe, benefits of using a liquid salt system, guidance on how to determine the right amount of salt to use, and case studies from local applicators.

Nov
10
Madison Salt Wise Winter Equipment Open House

Informal show-and-tell of snow and ice management equipment.

We'd like to facilitate conversation around current salting practices, goals and barriers, and brainstorm solutions.

 

This event is being held in conjunction with a Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks training.

Nov
10
Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks

Free training for winter maintenance professionals who remove snow, apply road salt or maintain snow removal equipment used on roads.

Learn how using the right amount of salt can save time, budget and our waters.

The training will include: best management practices to keep paved areas safe, benefits of using a liquid salt system, guidance on how to determine the right amount of salt to use, and case studies from local applicators.

Nov
18
Are You Salt Wise? Pheasant Branch Creek Needs You to Be!

Pheasant Branch Creek is one of four waterbodies in Dane County, and over 40 waterbodies across Wisconsin, that are impaired by high chloride concentrations. Learn about the various contributors - it's not just road salt, what's being done to protect the creek, and how you can get involved.

 

 

 

WI Salt Wise Partnership: A coalition of organizations working together to reduce salt pollution in our lakes, streams and drinking water.