Annual Road Salt Symposium
In Minnesota, every year brings an increase in waterways impaired by chlorides from road salts. Alternative chemical, non-chemical, and mechanical solutions exist to help keep the chloride out of our waters. The Annual Road Salt Symposium presents information about the current state of chlorides in Minnesota waters and provides innovative tools and methods to help repair our waters and sustain our resources—while maintaining safe roads.
Date and Location
The Road Salt Symposium is moving to the fall!
The next symposium will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at Jimmy’s Event Center, 3565 Labore Road, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110.
- Heavy metal: icebreakers and underbodies
- Technology and sustainability
- Tools to reduce chlorides from ordinances to training
- Premier medical clinic now has premier grounds crew
- Winter operations across the pond: lessons learned from the United Kingdom
- Research on salt pathways, pavements, water softening, and all things chloride
Who Should Attend
Those interested in discussing the impacts of road salt and other deicers and the search for solutions to reduce these impacts are encouraged to attend this symposium.
- 1.0 Roads Scholar Program credit
- To the best of our knowledge, this course/activity meets the continuing education requirements for 6.0 PDHs as outlined in Minnesota Statute 326.107. More information concerning continuing education for professionals is online.
This workshop is sponsored by the Freshwater Society, in collaboration with Fortin Consulting Inc., the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, EnviroTech Services Inc., LIQUIDOW, and the Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) at the Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota.