We have been working to reduce road salt pollution in the Adirondacks since 2010. We administer the Adirondack Road Salt Working Group to foster a unified regional strategy to reduce road salt pollution and to publicly recommend and support alternative deicing products/techniques and best management practices.
By partnering with local colleges, organizations, and private research firms, we help to uncover the true impacts of road salt in the Adirondacks. We sponsor research to get answers for our specific region and promote the sharing of research relevant to decision making for winter road maintenance. Focus areas include: surface water, ground water (including drinking water), economic impacts, and public health.
We've co-sponsored three regional conferences on Road Salt Reduction since 2010 and been featured speakers at the Salt Summits and Conferences held by partner organizations. These conferences and events are valuable opportunities to share research and resources with winter road maintenance professionals, government decision-makers, and other stakeholders.