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Sentinel Training Online

by stevie , Pat | January 20, 2021 18:31 20 Jan 18:31 | #25505 | #25505

Photo by of Ted Auch of FracTracker Alliance

Join us for a training on the Sand Sentinel Program!

Have you seen sand blowing off a frac sand pile? A stream cloudy with sediment coming off a mine? These are potential permit violations that need to be reported. The Sand Sentinel program was created to make identifying and filing suspected permit violations easier to do.

Reporting environmental concerns when you see them is an important part of the accountability process for any industry. Permits are required for operating any industry including frac sand mines. They are in effect both when the industry is operating, and when they are closed. However, permit violations often go unchecked if no one reports them. Learning how to identify potential permit violations will help our communities to ensure pollution events are caught and dealt with!

Join us for an online training on the The Sand Sentinel program on Thursday, February 18, at 1pm CT.

At this training you will:

  • Learn how to identify observable permit violations of the frac sand mining industry,
  • Practice gathering the information required for reporting,
  • Identify where permit violations can be reported to, and
  • Learn about the value in logging nuisance observations.


Online, the link to the event will be sent to those who register ahead of time


Wednesday February 18, 1 to 3pm CT

Who should join:

Anyone with interest in reporting observable environmental permit violations, specifically those in Wisconsin in regards to the fracing industry.


Register by February 8 to ensure there's enough time for us to mail you the training packet! Please include an address we can ship the training materials to in your registration.

Sponsored by Frac Sand Sentinel: Project Outreach and Public Lab Informational Materials will be available.


Curious about past Public Lab workshops on frac sand environmental concerns? Check out this 2019 post from @joyofsoy

We look forward to having you join us remotely this year!

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Nice info bro! Appreciate it!

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