2017 Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance Trainings (ESM) for Dirt, Gravel and Low Volume Roads

ESM Course

The Center's Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance (ESM) Course is an intense two-day classroom session focused on providing the knowledge and tools necessary for road owners to maintain roads in a more cost-efficient and environmentally sensitive manner. The Center's holds approximately 10 ESM Courses at locations around Pennsylvania every year. The course runs from 8 am to 4 pm for two days and includes lunch. The course is free to municipal, county, and state agencies involved with PA's Dirt and Gravel Road Program. All out-of-state and private companies must pay a fee of $395. This course provides 1.3 Continuing Education Units from the PSU College of Engineering.

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Program Eligibility

Anyone involved in the maintenance of unpaved and/or low volume roads will benefit from the practices taught in this course that are designed to reduce sediment pollution and long-term road maintenance costs. Personnel who have previously attended the ESM training can also become re-certified by attending an Annual Maintenance Workshop (RE-certification only, must have attended ESM training in past).

Potential Grant Applications: In order to be eligible to apply for Program funds, the person in charge of work plan development and project implementation from the road-owning entity must have attended environmentally sensitive maintenance (ESM) training within the past five (5) calendar years. This training, and all past 2-day ESM trainings, counts as eligibility to apply for BOTH Dirt and Gravel and (paved) Low Volume Road funds for a period of five (5) calendar years.

Conservation Districts: ESM training is mandatory for at least one district representative on the QAB, and for the district staff person(s) most involved with the Program, and is valid for (5) calendar years.

Bureau of Forestry: ESM training is mandatory for at least one person involved with the Program, and is valid for (5) calendar years.

Other Personnel: Any other personnel involved in the Program (i.e., PADEP, PennDOT, etc.) who are interested in receiving ESM training every 5 years to maintain Program eligibility.

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Please see the remaining 2017 Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance Trainings along with a link for registrations below.

https://www.dirtandgravel.psu.edu/education-and-training/esm-course/esm-course-registration

SNYDER COUNTY – JUNE 7 & 8, 2017

                Susquehanna Valley Country Club
                1 Country Club Drive
                Selinsgrove, PA  17870
 
Lodging:  Hampton Inn Shamokin Dam
                   3 Shelter Avenue
                   Shamokin Dam, PA  17876
@ $91 per night -  Block Under: “Dirt & Gravel Road Studies” – Valid until 5/6/17
 

HUNTINGDON COUNTY – JUNE 20 & 21, 2017

                Comfort Inn, Huntingdon
                100 S. 4th Street
                Huntingdon, PA  16652
 
Lodging: Comfort Inn, Huntingdon
                  100 S. 4th Street
                  Huntingdon, Pa  16652
@ $86 per night – Block Under: “Dirt & Gravel” – Valid until 5/30/17

LEBANON/DAUPHIN COUNTY – JULY 12 & 13, 2017

                Holiday Inn, Grantville
                604 Station Road             
                Grantville, PA  17028
 
Lodging: Holiday Inn, Grantville
                604 Station Road
                Grantville, PA  17028
@$89 per night – Block Under: “Center for Dirt & Gravel Road Studies” – Valid until 7/11/17
 

PIKE COUNTY – OCTOBER 11 & 12, 2017

                Pike County Training Center
                135 Pike County Blvd
                Lords Valley, PA  18428
 
Lodging: East Shore Lodge
                2487 Route 6
                Hawley, PA 18428
@ $79 per night

BERKS COUNTY – OCTOBER 24 & 25, 2017

                Cabela’s Campfire Restaurant
                100 Cabela Drive
                Hamburg, PA  19526
 
Lodging: Microtel Inn & Suites, Hamburg
                50 Industrial Drive
                Hamburg, Pa  19526
 
CENTRE COUNTY – NOVEMBER 8 & 9, 2017
                Ramada Conference and Golf Hotel
                1450 S. Atherton Street
                State College, PA  16801
 
Lodging: Ramada Conference and Golf Hotel
                  1450 S. Atherton Street
                   State College, Pa  16801
@ $72 per night – Block Under: “CG06DG” – Valid until 10/17/17