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How KAP study expert Karlyn Eckman proved road salt training works
In 2008, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) piloted a 14-month training program for Dakota County snowplow drivers aimed at improving operator effectiveness and reducing the amount of sodium chloride entering nearby lakes and streams. The training program was developed by Connie Fortin of Hamel-based Fortin Consulting, an environmental consulting firm that specializes in water quality projects.
As part of the project, the MPCA turned to Water Resources Center senior researcher Karlyn Eckman, an expert the Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) study method, to evaluate the effectiveness of the training. Read full article>>
No salt needed: Eckman and her dog
Packer on a winter commute.
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June 6, 2013, 7:00pm. St. Paul Campus, Student Center Theater
Not Just for Scientists Anymore: Why the Public Should Care About the Connection Between Groundwater and Lakes, Streams and Wetlands
Don Rosenberry, USGS Hydrologist, researches the groundwater/surface waters connection.
Lecture is free to the public; register here: freshwater.org
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