Road Salt Education Workshop

Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Hyde Park Highway Department, 332 VT-15 Hyde Park, VT

Winter is coming, so what better time to take a few hours to think about road salting, its impacts, and technologies that can help reduce its use while keeping roads, parking lots, sidewalks and driveways safe? To do this, we will gather at the Hyde Park, VT,  Highway Department on Thursday, October 26 from 9:00-11:30 AM. The address is 332 VT-15 Hyde Park, VT.

Please register using this form by October 24 so we have a sense of the number of participants and if anyone needs any accommodations to participate.

Draft Agenda (times are approximate):

8:45-9:00 AM Check in and informal networking (Coffee and light breakfast treats available)

9:00 AM Welcome and municipal road salting survey results from Vermont and upstate New York

9:20 AM Calibration demo or video 

9:40 AM Hyde Park's story: brine maker and trucks 

10:10 AM How to improve your deicing capabilities with liquids 

10:40 AM Benefits of brine

11:00 AM Vendors

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in any of these programs, please contact Kris at kstepenu [at] or (802) 868-1048 at least one week before the event so she can assist you.

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