Smart Salting to Protect Wisconsin Communities: Local Government’s Role

Local Government Education, Division of Extension, University of Wisconsin Madison – in cooperation with the Wisconsin Saltwise Partnership–is offering a two-part webinar called “Smart Salting to Protect Wisconsin Communities: Local Government’s Role” as part of its Fall/Winter Local Government Issues, Challenges, and Strategies Series.

The programs will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 and Tuesday, November 24, 2020, both from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., CST.  They will also be recorded, and access to the recordings will be provided to all registrants.

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Is your community over-salting roadways and household water?  What are the hidden costs of excessive salt use to our roads, bridges, vehicles, wildlife, human health, and freshwater resources?  Dive into the world of salt and explore proven solutions to breaking a historically invisible but costly addiction.


Jim Hughes, Chief Maintenance Engineer, Wisconsin Department of Transportation 

Mr. Hughes will overview how WISDOT has transitioned into liquid applications, the “why” and “what” behind this transition — including significant financial savings — and where WISDOT is heading.

Kelsey Shepperd, Administrative Coordinator, Town of Dunn

Ms. Shepperd will describe how the Town of Dunn has reduced road salt usage and implemented a water softener salt reduction pilot program in partnership with the local wastewater treatment plant.

Allison Madison, Wisconsin Saltwise Partnership

Ms. Madison will dig into resources available and how municipalities can play a role in keeping our freshwater fresh.

Register Here ​for one low price of $30 to receive the Zoom Links and Handouts for both programs. For more information, please consult the Local Government Education website:

To request accommodations or field technical issues, please contact Karen Moore, Local Government Specialist-Distance Education,

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