Salt Smart Outreach

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:

Salt Smart Collaborative

Salt Smart Collaborative logo

The Conservation Foundation works to reduce the amount of chlorides getting into waterways through the Salt Smart Collaborative, which it coordinates in partnership with local watershed groups and partners. Find more information at

Salt Smart and You Exhibit

Engage your community in a conversation about responsible salt use to protect the environment and ensure winter safety. Bring these eight educational pop-up displays to your library or community center! Learn more and reserve the exhibit.

Winter Deicing Trainings

Through Salt Smart, we offer yearly deicing workshops and webinars. Registration for deicing workshops are available at

Winter Chloride Watchers - Promotional Materials

View more information about the Winter Chloride Watchers volunteer program at

Download promotional text (Word Document).


Social Media Graphics


Other Resources


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.

Contact Lea Rodbarry to purchase scatter cups. Cups are free for members of the Lower DuPage River Watershed Coalition and Lower Des Plaines Watershed Group.


More Isn't Always Better PSA

Salt Smart Webinar

How to Calibrate a Walk Behind Salt Spreader

Help our Romeoville Plow Drivers Keep our Streets Clear and Safe! - Village of Romeoville

Brine at Home | Melt Snow Faster With Less Salt

Winter Chloride Watchers Training Registration

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