Smart Salting, Level 1 (individual) training

If you apply road salt, you can learn how to significantly reduce your use and save money while maintaining road safety. The two types of Level 1 trainings:

  1. Roads class – High/low speed snowplow operation
  2. Parking lot/sidewalk class – Maintaining private/public walkways and/or parking lots and service roads

The classes will help you save money, keep pavements safe, protect Minnesota's lakes and streams, and earn you Smart Salting certification.

Who should participate?

  • State, city, and county road maintenance staff
  • Winter maintenance contractors
  • Staff maintaining private/public walkways and/or parking lots
  • Property managers
  • Other snowplow drivers

Individuals who are currently Smart Salting certified

Upcoming Level 1 training

Date and time

Location Training type Contact

4/9/19
8am

Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District,
Chanhassen (Register)
Parking lots and sidewalks Lauren Schulzetenberg

4/22/19
8am

Rogers, MN Parking lots and sidewalks Kate Johnson
5/15/19
9am
Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District,
Chanhassen
Property managers Lauren Schulzetenberg
6/5/19
9am
Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District,
Chanhassen
Property managers Lauren Schulzetenberg

7/17/19
9am

Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District,
Chanhassen (Register)
Parking lots and sidewalks Maya Swope
8/23/19
8am
Shakopee Parking lots and sidewalks Melissa Bokman
8/29/19 Walker, MN Roads Reno Wells
9/3/19
8am
Baxter City Hall, Baxter, MN Parking lots and sidewalks Melissa Barrick
Alex Hondl
9/4/19
8am
Baxter City Hall, Baxter, MN Roads Melissa Barrick
Alex Hondl
9/12/19
8:30am
Dakota County Western Service Center, Apple Valley Roads Paula Leopold
9/18/19
9am
9 Mile Creek offices, Eden Prairie Parking lots and sidewalks Gael Zembal
9/24/19
8am
Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, Minneapolis (Register) Parking lots and sidewalks Lauren Schulzetenberg
9/26/19
8am
Prior Lake Roads Melissa Bokman
10/22/19
8am
Scale Regional Training, Jordan Parking lots and sidewalks Melissa Bokman
10/23/19
8am
Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, Minneapolis (Register) Parking lots and sidewalks Lauren Schulzetenberg
10/23/19
9am
Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District,
Chanhassen (Register)
Roads Maya Swope
10/29/19
8am
Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association, St. Paul Parking lots and sidewalks Susan Flynn
11/4/19
8am
Shakopee Roads Melissa Bokman
11/7/19
9am
9 Mile Creek offices, Eden Prairie Parking lots and sidewalks Gael Zembal
11/14/19
8am
Edina Public Works Parking lots and sidewalks Jessica Vanderwerff Wilson

See the Salt applicators page for training manuals, calibration charts, training videos, and other resources.