On Tuesday, February 13 from 9 am – 12:30 pm join the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies for a science and management forum exploring the impact that road salt has on natural areas and drinking water supplies, with a focus on successful salt reduction strategies. To promote safe winter driving conditions, deicers are applied to roadways throughout the Northeast. The most commonly used deicer is sodium chloride, otherwise known as road salt. In New York State alone, state and local governments apply 500,000 tons annually. This inexpensive deicer comes with hidden costs to both the environment and human health. Speakers for the event will include representatives from the Cary Institute, Paul Smith’s College, New York State DOT, University of Montana, and Bard College. Attending this forum may qualify toward three hours of New York State required municipal training credit. Funding provided by Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation. Event is free. Registration is required.