We all want clean lakes and drinking water, but navigating the ins and outs of stormwater permits and pollution control laws can be frustrating. Educational programs are available to help city and county staff and contractors stop stormwater pollution at the source. These trainings can help you meet the requirements of your NPDES Permit, MS4 Permit and SWPPP.


Upcoming meetings and trainings

Washington Water Consortium: First Wednesdays, 2-4pm, Washington County Government Center, Rm 14 (Stillwater)

CPESC Webinars


Stormwater U

Stormwater U provides training for engineers, planners and public works staff. 

Turf maintenance workshop - April 10

Stormwater BMP Inspection & Maintenance certification - May 5-6


Local certified contractors for lawn maintenance and snow removal

Through workshops, the following contractors in the EMWREP area have gained Minnesota Pollution Control Agency certification for summer turf and winter parking lot and road maintenance with reduced environmental impacts:

Certified summer turf maintenance contractors

Certified winter parking lot and road maintenance contractors


Erosion and Stormwater Management Certification Program


Don't forget the MS4 Toolkit!

Visit to access a suite of on-line materials for stormwater education.

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NEW in 2015! PowerPoint presentations for staff training. Click here to request copies of these ten presentations.