Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District is collaborating with Boothbay Region Land Trust to host Maine Audubon’s “Stream Smart Road Crossing” Training on April 28th at Boothbay Region Land Trust’s Oak Point Farm located at 60 Samoset Rd. Registration is required for this workshop from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. The $35 registration fee includes refreshments and resource materials.
This half-day introductory workshop provides training for professionals to expand the local knowledge base on how to include aquatic organism passage and higher storm volume capacity when designing stream/road crossings. Applying the Stream Smart principles to road crossings can help connect and maintain fish and wildlife habitat while protecting roads and public safety. Stream Smart crossings can also help towns prepare for the large and frequent storm events that have been washing out roads around the state and the northeast. Participants will learn about learn about: the value of free-flowing streams; the regulations that are applicable when working on road/stream crossings; the principles of building Stream Smart crossings; the costs and benefits of Stream Smart crossings; and where to look for funding.
These workshops are designed for professionals responsible for road-stream crossings, including municipal leaders, managers, and public works employees. They cover road-stream crossing projects from site assessment to permitting and installation, and emphasize maintaining and restoring aquatic habitat and economic values of the stream. Workshop presenters include professionals from state and federal agencies and statewide non-profits, participants can receive recertification credit for Maine DEP’s Voluntary Contractor Certification Program, and information on potential funding sources.
Pre-registration with payment of $35 is required. Attendees may register and pay online at Maine Audubon’s website https://maineaudubon.org/events/. For more information, contact Knox-Lincoln SWCD office at 596-2040, firstname.lastname@example.org.