Appendix D – Educational Resources

Resources for Cities, Townships, Counties, and WMOs/WDs table

Resources for Cities, Townships, Counties, and WMOs/WDs
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Type of Resource Title Subject Source
Brochure Finding a balance: winter operations program Winter performance goals, responsibilities, chemical information MnDOT
Brochure Snow happens Snow ordinance operations and instructions for residents City of Ankeny, IA
Brochure The good, the bad, and the ugly Advises public on proper winter and yard maintenance MnDOT
Brochure Don’t pass the salt brochure Includes information on salt in wastewater, and tips for homeowners City of Farmington, MN
Event Freshwater Society’s Annual Road Salt Symposium Discussion on environmental impacts of road salt and innovations in transportation to reduce impacts Freshwater Society
Fact Sheet Salt Affects our Water How to prevent storm water pollution - for the public City of Minneapolis
Fact Sheet Chloride Usage Education and Reduction Program Includes information on environmental concerns and alternatives to conventional road salting Lower DuPage River Watershed Coalition
Flier More Salt: not always the cure for slippery roads Includes information on temperatures where salt is most effective Michigan DOT
Postcard Get a Grip Postcard Advises public to protect themselves from slips and falls Smart About Salt
Postcard Salt Pollutes Postcard Includes winter maintenance tips for homeowners MPCA
Resources: reports, manuals, videos Various Various Local Road Research Board (LRRB)
Resources: reports and technical summaries Various Various MnDOT Research Services
Website Reducing Road Salts Use Comprehensive and integrated approach to road salt use Riversides
Website Road salt and water quality Includes tips for homeowners, environmental concerns, educational resources, and training opportunities MPCA
Website Working to Advance Road Weather Information Systems Technology Reports on winter maintenance projects Aurora
Clip Board Pages Parking lot/sidewalk winter maintenance. Stickers for clipboards Easy to reference highlights from Winter Maintenance for Parking Lots and Sidewalks training MPCA
Event Minnesota Fall Maintenance Expo Exhibits, competitions, classes Minnesota Fall Maintenance Expo
Event Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) Snow Day Tradeshow, seminars MNLA
Event Freshwater Society’s Annual Road Salt Symposium Discussion on environmental impacts of road salt and innovations in transportation to reduce impacts Freshwater Society
Event Snow and Ice Symposium Tradeshow, educational sessions on winter maintenance issues Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA)
Fact Sheet Chloride Usage Education and Reduction Program Includes information on environmental concerns and alternatives to conventional road salting Lower DuPage River Watershed Coalition
Handbook Minnesota Snow and Ice Control Field Handbook for Snowplow Operators Winter maintenance best practices for professionals MPCA
Information Tools City of Eagan Snow and Ice Control Policy for City Streets Example city snow and ice control policy City of Eagan
Information Tools Calibrating Manual Sanders Instructions for calibrating manual sanders MPCA
Information Tools Control Point Calibration Instructions for control point calibration MPCA
Information Tools Field Guide for Testing Deicing Chemicals Instructions for testing deicing chemicals MnDOT
Information Tools Goodhue County Snow Removal Policy Example snow removal policy Goodhue County
Information Tools MnDOT Snowplow Salt and Sander Controller Calibration guide Instructions for controller calibration MnDOT
Information Tools Olmsted County Snow and Ice Removal Policy Example snow and ice control policy Olmsted County
Information Tools Open Loop Calibration Instructions for open loop calibration MPCA
Information Tools Scott County Snow Plow Route Book Example snow plow route book Scott County
Manual MnDOT Anti-icing Guide What is anti-icing, why anti-ice, when to anti-ice, where to anti-ice, how to anti-ice MnDOT
Manual Winter Parking Lot and Sidewalk Manual - Reducing Environmental Impacts of Chlorides Winter maintenance best practices for professionals MN LTAP
Newsletter Clear Roads newsletter Winter maintenance news Clear Roads
Report Salt Brine Blending to Optimize Deicing and Anti-Icing Performance Evaluation of ice melt capacity and performance factors of deicers MnDOT
Resources: reports, manuals, videos Various Various Local Road Research Board (LRRB)
Resources: reports and technical summaries Various Various MnDOT Research Services
Tools Calibration Data Record Template for calibration records MPCA
Tools Local Government Snowplow Salt and Sander Controller Calibration Guide Easy-to-use steps for calibrating snowplow sander controls LRRB
Training Minnesota Circuit Training and Assistance Program (CTAP) Training on deicers and anti-icing, application rates, costs, and storage MN LTAP
Training Salt Solutions Program Maintenance Training Winter maintenance training MNDOT
Training Snow and Ice Control Application (CTAP) Deicing material choices, application rates, effectiveness MN LTAP
Training Snowplow Salt and Sander Controller Calibration Hands-on Workshop (CTAP) In person calibration assistance MN LTAP
Training Winter Parking Lot and Sidewalk Maintenance Winter maintenance best practices for professionals MPCA
Training Winter Road Maintenance Winter maintenance best practices for professionals MPCA
Video Small Site Winter Maintenance Winter maintenance best practices for areas that are too small for motorized equipment MWMO and UMN
Website Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Programs, training events, publications, design tools, technical topics MN LTAP
Website MPCA Road salt education program Training schedule, training materials, manuals, technical information, list of those certified MPCA
Website Reducing Salt Use While Keeping Streets Safe Describes the winter maintenance practices of the city of Minnetonka City of Minnetonka
Website Reducing Road Salts Use Comprehensive and integrated approach to road salt use RiverSides
Website Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA) Includes winter maintenance resource, educational resources, and events SIMA
Brochure Residential Snow and Ice Care Brochure about smart snow removal practices for homeowners Nine Mile Creek
Brochure Don’t pass the salt brochure Includes information on salt in wastewater, and tips for homeowners City of Farmington, NM
Brochure Winter Maintenance: Choosing a deicer Brochure about choosing a deicer Nine Mile Creek
Brochure Winter Maintenance: Hiring a Snow Removal Servicer Brochure about hiring a certified snow removal contractor Nine Mile Creek
Fact Sheet Salt Affects our Water How to prevent storm water pollution - for the public City of Minneapolis
Fact sheet Winter maintenance for homeowners Tips for homeowners on winter maintenance MWMO
Fact Sheet Chloride Usage Education and Reduction Program Factsheets for different audiences: mayors/managers, public works staff, commercial operators, homeowners Lower DuPage River Watershed Coalition
Flier More Salt: not always the cure for slippery roads Includes information on temperatures where salt is most effective Michigan DOT
Information- Hiring a Certified Contractor List of Certified Contractors Road Salt Applicators Training Certificate Holders MPCA
Video Training video for residents Winter maintenance best practices for residents MWMO and UMN
Website Road Salt: Can we have safe roads and healthy streams? Information on road salt, alternatives, and environmental concerns Lake Superior Duluth Streams
Website Reducing Salt Use While Keeping Streets Safe Describes the winter maintenance practices of the city of Minnetonka City of Minnetonka
Website Road salt and water quality Includes tips for homeowners, environmental concerns, educational resources, and training opportunities MPCA
Website Smart About Salt: Winter Salt Management Program Winter maintenance tips and information for homeowners Smart about salt



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