The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department (ACEPD) is offering the Florida Stormwater, Erosion, and Sedimentation Control Inspector Training and Certification Program on January 31 and February 1, 2023, at Gainesville Regional Utilities (4747 N. Main Street, Gainesville). The training is free, but participants must register online
by January 30.
Participants learn why preventing construction site sedimentation from polluting local water bodies is important and become familiar with techniques to minimize erosion.
ACEPD Hazardous Materials Program Manager Christopher Gilbert said, “Sediment from construction sites can clog fish kills, degrade habitats, increase stormwater management costs, and increase the risk of flooding.”
This certification program was developed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and is team-taught by numerous professionals. This class is co-sponsored by the Gainesville Clean Water Partnership.
Qualifying participants can earn eight (CEUs) Continuing Education Units for their contractor’s license and/or eight (PDHs) Professional Development Hours for their Florida Professional Engineer’s license.
For more information, contact ACEPD Senior Environmental Specialist Patrick Moran at 352-264-6828 or Pmoran@alachuacounty.us