Sustainable Salting: Road Managers Call For Standards On Winter Roads

Salt used for deicing and winter road management is poisoning Vermont’s ecosystems, but it isn’t coming from where you’d think. Parking lots and congested urban areas are increasingly the source of the salt, winter managers say. Drivers expecting visibly salted roads, and a lack of standards for private companies offering salting services, has many calling […]

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Salt Smart

With the release of sustainable salt use guidelines, SIMA aims to push the snow industry forward.…

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Snow Industry Voice

This spring, SUNY Cobleskill became the first college in North America to offer a structured course that incorporates Advanced Snow Manager credentials as part of the degree completion process…

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SNOW & ICE MANAGEMENT

Phill Sexton is one of the nation’s preeminent green and snow industry mentors, educators and sustainability advisers. He has more than four years as director of outreach and chief knowledge officer

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Sustainable Salt Initiative takes off

On June 10, 2015, I emailedsome of the SIMA staff with a last-minute project before the 18th Annual Snow & Ice Symposium. We needed to fortify some marketing information and material for a new salt application research initiative. For the past two years, I’ve been helping to coordinate an extension of a comprehensive research project […]

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Most Facilities Use Too Much Salt During Snow and Ice Events

If grounds managers are wondering if they use too much salt during snow and ice events at their institutional and commercial facilities, then they probably are. “We know through research that the industry over-applies salt by 20-30 percent intuitively,” says Phill Sexton, the director of education and outreach for the Snow and Ice Management Association […]

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