Cornell University

Road Salt & Water Quality Workshop

Saturday, January 19, 2019

The Creamery Skaneateles Creamery

Road salt is everywhere during winter months, and we are lucky we have municipal resources and personnel to treat roadways to reduce traffic accidents. Road salt keeps us safe on roads and sidewalks, but excess application can also pose a threat to fish and wildlife as well as human health. It can also alter the health of an overall water body, like a stream or lake.

Learn about the impacts of road salt on human health and freshwater ecosystems like streams and lakes in our community. Attendees will learn hands-on how to join a nation-wide citizen science effort to track and reduce the negative impacts of road salts in our communities and how to promote more sustainable application of road salt quantities moving forward.

Attendees who pre-register will receive their own salt watch kit and instructions to use on their own after the event. Follow the link to register: Click here to register.

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CCE Onondaga




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Shannon Fabiani

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Shannon Fabiani

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CCE Onondaga

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