LEA is facilitating a workshop as part of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s volunteer contractor certification program (VCCP). Certification is required for anyone working within the shoreland zone of lakes, rivers, and streams.
A Gravel Road Workshop will be held June 11th, 8:30-12:30. The course fee is $35 and covers non-traditional solutions to prevent gravel road erosion. This half-day workshop will extend expiring certifications by 2 years. It is appropriate for road associations, too. Morning refreshments are included (beginning at 8:00). After May 30th registration will be $45.
This workshop will provide information on the proper maintenance and repair of gravel roads. The course has a short classroom component and a field component. The program will discuss the various recommended practices to use for creating stable road conditions that minimize impact to nearby waterbodies. Road crowning, surface materials, diversions and ditch stabilization are some of the practices that will be discussed.
This program is an excellent way of obtaining referrals and keeping on top of environmental laws and standards. Certified contractors can also forgo the 14-day waiting period for stream crossing projects under the State’s Permit-by-Rule regulations. Additionally, as of August 2013, all commercial contractors moving more than a cubic yard of soil in the shoreland zone must be certified through this program.
A PDF of the sign-up sheet is available here: gravel rd registration. Please fill out and send with payment to LEA, 230 Main Street, Bridgton, ME 04009 or register on-line below.
Any questions, please contact Alyson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-647-3318.