Public support for your snow and ice strategies starts with education and outreach. Take advantage of the resources below, including graphics, blog posts, and videos, to get your community on board.
More Isn't Always Better PSA
Help Plow Drivers Keep Streets Clear and Safe - Romeoville
Salt Smart, Save More Webinar
"Before You Grab the Salt" Doorway Poster
Throwing down salt isn’t the first and best option for creating safe walkways. Display this poster in entryways near winter tools, like shovels, scrapers, and salt buckets, to help your community be Salt Smart this winter.
Love the Lines Poster
A salt covered pavement isn’t safe pavement–it’s wasteful and environmentally harmful. Using less salt isn’t a trade off for safety. Best practices like anti-icing use significantly less salt to clear roads faster.
Winter Driving Safety Poster
Salting the streets isn’t the only part of maintaining winter safety. Drivers should adapt their driving habits to stay safe. This graphic shares tips for driving during and after snow storms.
Keep Streets Clear Poster
Parked cars and garbage cans in the streets slow down snow plows and make it harder to clear streets. Use this as a reminder to your community that open streets will get cleared better and faster.
Chloride outreach can be fun too! “Winter helpers” like shovels, brooms, scrapers, and snow blowers can help us tackle snow at home. After we’ve cleared as much snow as possible, then we can scatter salt on difficult areas.
Tools For Clearing Snow at Home
The right tool for the job makes clearing snow much easier. Before you grab the salt, pick up the shovel or wheel out the snow blower.
Salt Smart Water Softening
Be Salt Smart by choosing a salt-efficient water softening system to reduce the impact on local rivers and streams.
Why Salt Brine is Better Than Rock Salt
Salt Brine, a mix of Rock Salt and water, is better at melting snow and ice, reduces waste, and is easy to use at home.
The Scoop on Road Salt: How Chlorides Impact the Environment
Road salt is an important tool to keep our roads safe during winter weather. It can speed up snow and ice melting, making it easier
How Winter Salt Affects Our Pets
The salt on sidewalks, parking lots, and roads can help keep us safe from icy patches in the winter time, but salt isn’t good for
Lose the Crunch, Love the Lines: Why We Need to Adopt Anti-Icing
Blistering winds, red noses, and the crunch of salt beneath our boots are familiar features of winters here in northeastern Illinois. After years of crunching,
Where Do Fish Go in the Winter?
As the temperatures drop, the fish go deep. As we head indoors for the winter, finding refuge and warmth in a comfy chair by the
How Does Salt Melt Snow and Ice?
We want to stay safe following a winter snow storm, so we clear roads, parking lots, driveways and sidewalks by plowing, shoveling and using salt.
Anti-Icing: The Stripes That Keep You Safe
Have you ever noticed white stripes on the road in the winter? These stripes are the result of anti-icing techniques that help snow fighters clear
We have already printed bookmarks available for watershed group 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.