Road Salt

University campus with deicing brine on sidewalk in winter Lake Champlain Sea Grant is dedicated to educating municipal and private winter maintenance professionals in sustainable salt use practices that allow our roads, parking lots and driveways to remain safe, while at the same time reducing use of salt to benefit the environment and save money. We have hosted or co-hosted workshops for private and municipal employees since 2017.

You can access agendas and presentations from past workshops and conferences below.

Road Salt Education Workshop, South Burlington, VT, October 24, 2019

2019 Road Salt Education Workshop Agenda (PDF)


Science of Salt (PDF) - Stu Johnson, Vermont Local Roads Insurance and Safety Precautions to Prevent Acceidents and Reduce Claims (PDF) - Jeff Theis, Vermont League of CIties and Towns New Opportunities in Liquid Deicers - Frank Believeau, Innovative Solutions Operator's Experience on Road Salt Reduction and Brine Preparation (PDF) - Rob Volpleus, Town of Lake George, NY and Chris Navitsky, FUND for Lake George and Lake George Waterkeeper 

Adirondack Champlain Regional Salt Summit, Lake Placid, NY, October 3, 2019

2019 Adirondack Champlain Regional Salt Summit Agenda (PDF)


Setting the Stage for Today - Brendan Wiltse, AuSable River Association Lake George Salt Reduction Successes - Dan Stec, NYS Assembly, District 114; Eric Siy, the FUND for Lake George; Raqib Omer, Viaseys; Rob Vopleus, Town of Lake George Highway Dept; Matt Coffin, Town of Hague Highway Dept; Steve Johnson, Warren County DPW How Changing Weather Patterns Are Impacting Winter Maintenance Approaches - Frank Lombardo, President/CEO, WeatherWorks Adirondack Park-wide Pilot and Pledge Recognition - Brittany Christenson, AdkAction

Lake Champlain Watershed Deicing Conference, Burlington, VT, October 10, 2018

2018 Lake Champlain Watershed Deicing Conference Agenda (PDF)


Lake Champlain Watershed Deicing Conference, Burlington, VT, September 29, 2017

2017 Lake Champlain Watershed Deicing Conference Agenda (PDF)