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Workshop series offered on stormwater

The University of Minnesota Extension is offering a series of three workshops on Stormwater Best Management Practices at the Crow Wing County Land Services Building at 322 Laurel Street in Brainerd, in 2012.

These courses are intended for excavation contractors, grading contractors, public works staff, engineers, designers, planners and public officials. These courses offer insight and best practices for functions, designs, installations, diagnosis, selection and maintenance of stormwater BMPs. All classes will combine presentations, hands on practices and discussions.

The three workshops offered are: An Introduction to Stormwater BMPs — Functions, Designs & Installations, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 24 and repeated on Jan. 25. Registration deadline is Jan. 19.

The Stormwater Diagnosis & BMP Selection is planned March 27. A Stormwater BMP Maintenance is July 31. The workshop fee per class is $40 and includes course materials, refreshments and lunch. If registering for all three workshops, the fee for one of the workshops will be waived so the total fee will be $80.

For more information, go online to or contact Theresa Sowards, University of Minnesota Extension Regional Center, Farmington, (651) 480-7715 or at

This series of worskhops was developed with participation from Brock White Construction Materials, Crow Wing County, Crow Wing Soil & Water Conservation District, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Thirty Lakes Watershed District and the University of Minnesota Extension.

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