SOUTH PARIS — The Oxford County Soil & Water Conservation District plans to offer a basic and advanced erosion control practices workshop from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Oxford County Cooperative Extension, 9 Olson Road.

This course is necessary to become certified in erosion and sedimentation control practices by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, according to a news release from Chantelle Hay, education and outreach coordinator.

In this eight-hour course, participants can learn why erosion control practices are important, be exposed to the principles of erosion and sedimentation, learn how to properly install and maintain erosion and sedimentation control best management practices, and become familiar with regulations requiring erosion and sediment BMPs.

Participants are provided with information on the proper selection, installation, and maintenance of ESC practices in accordance with Maine DEP’s Erosion and Sediment Control Practices Field Guide for Contractors.

The course is of primary interest to contractors but could also be helpful to municipal code enforcement officers, consultants, engineers and public works employees.

This class qualifies for six continuing education hours for individuals certified in erosion control practices by Maine DEP. Each CEH affords certified individuals one year of recertification. This class is approved for four credits for certified tank installers by the Board of Underground Storage Tank Installers, January 2022.

To learn more and to register no later than Tuesday, Feb. 7, visit


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