American Public Works Association
In addition to T-shirts with catchy sayings like Snowfighters Know How to Chill, the association offers a Winter Maintenance Supervisor Certificate.

Mark DeVries
Formerly Maintenance Superintendent for the McHenry County, Ill., DOT; now a winter road weather maintenance and application consultant for Vaisala Inc.
[email protected]

Wilfrid A. Nixon
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Faculty Research Engineer, IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering
Researcher, Center for Global & Regional Environmental Research
University of Iowa
[email protected]

Ontario Good Roads Association

Pacific Northwest Snowfighters
In addition to bestowing the Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting Awards every year, the Salt Institute provides free information you can use for public outreach. We like the “How Road Salt Works” Slat Guru video explaining that deicing pays for itself in 25 or fewer minutes.

Transportation Research Board
National Cooperative Highway Research Program Report 577: Guidelines for the Selection of Snow and Ice Control Materials to Mitigate Environmental Impacts
Appendix A provides directions for using the Material Selection Decision Tool downloaded for free at

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