1.  PDC summit:  

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2.  HEARRT Midwest presents:


Cutting chloride and clinching clean water

When: 11 Dec 2017 4:00 PM 
Where: The Wedge Table & Cafe, 2412 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404

We invite you to attend! 


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Did you know the human body is more than 60% water and, your pet and other animal bodies are 80% water or more?  Clean water is life; it is critical for most all living organisms, from water lilies to walleye.  Yet, in an effort to keep highways, parking lots, sidewalks and streets clear of ice, groundwater, lakes, rivers and streams are becoming highly polluted by chlorides from the salt we use.  

According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, a teaspoon of salt will contaminate five gallons of water.  In the Twin Cities metro area an estimated almost 400,000 TONS of salt are applied to roads annually.  This does not include salt used by businesses and home-owners.  Currently, there are 21 lakes, 22 streams, and 4 wetlands in Minnesota that have unacceptable levels of chloride; by 2050 aquatic life in these and other water bodies could be wiped out.  

We can improve water quality and save money with improved chloride/salt management.  You're invited to a late afternoon of enjoying "happy" water and learning about best management practices for road salt.  Please join us!  


4:00 p.m.  Check in, networking, appetizers and beverages with a cash bar. 

5:00 p.m.  Environmental impacts of salt, Brooke Asleson, MPCA

5:30 p.m.  Best maintenance practices for clear pavement & clean water,  Carolyn Dindorf, VP & Limnologist, Fortin Consulting

6:00 p.m.  Safe sidewalks, reduced costs and clean water, Jim Holm, Facility maintenance, Park Nicollet Medical Center.  

6:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Question and answer, wrap up and networking. 

For your health, and health of the environment we encourage car pooling, busing, walking or biking.  The Wedge Cafe is served by a number of bus routes.  Parking on the street is preferred.  

HEARRT Midwest



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