LEA is facilitating two workshops 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. Descriptions of the classes are below, and a PDF of the sign-up sheet is available here: Contractor registration. Please fill out and send with payment to LEA, 230 Main Street, Bridgton ME 04009.
On March 6th from 8 AM to 4 PM, LEA will host Basic and Advanced Training in Erosion Control at the Maine Lake Science Center in Bridgton. This 8-hour course is necessary to become certified in erosion control practices by the State. In addition to covering the physical aspects and negative consequences of erosion, participants are provided with information on the proper selection, installation, and maintenance of best management practices. (Re-certification credit is available by participating in the first half of the day.) The fee for the course is $65 and includes morning refreshments and lunch. After February 22nd registration will be $80.
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. Morning refreshments are included (beginning at 8:00). After May 30th registration will be $45.
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 full copy of this letter and registration form is available: Contractor Courses 2019, please share with your colleagues!
Any questions, please contact Alyson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-647-3318.