Salt Smart

The salt we use to keep our roads, parking lots and sidewalks free of ice during the winter finds its way into our rivers where it is toxic to fish and hurts water quality. Salt is also corrosive to our infrastructure and can kill the vegetation on our landscape.

Below are resources to help your community be smart about their winter salt use:

All of our winter chloride resources are housed under the Salt Smart Collaborative at This is a great website to share with residents looking for more information on the impact of winter road salt.

Winter Deicing Trainings

Through Salt Smart, we offer yearly deicing workshops and webinars. Registration for the 2023 Virtual Deicing Workshops is now open.

The workshop webinars aim to help personnel from municipalities and public works facilities to implement Best Management Practices (BMPs) to reduce the amount of salt they use in snow fighting operations and to address NPDES Permit Requirements.

Salt Smart and You Exhibit

Bring the Salt Smart and You exhibit to your library or another community space. The exhibit includes eight two-sided pop-up displays in English and Spanish and can be reserved for a maximum of four weeks.

Winter Chloride Watchers - Promotional Materials

Find more information about the Winter Chloride Watchers volunteer program at

Blog Posts

Social Media Posts



Click to view and download individual comic panels. Perfect for social media!

Other Resources


We have already printed bookmarks available for our members. Contact Lea Rodbarry for more information.

Salt Scatter Cups

A 12 ounce cup or mug full of salt is enough to cover 10 sidewalk squares! Share these salt scatter cups with residents to promote Smart Salting techniques.

Members can contact Lea Rodbarry to get free cups.


Technical webinars for Public Works crew and independent contractors are available at