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Lead Renovation Certification Course Offered

Ellsworth & Machias -

ELLSWORTH – ‚ÄúLead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP)‚ÄĚ courses have been scheduled for Landlords in Hancock & Washington Counties from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Ellsworth and from 8 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 at the Machias Career Center in Machias. The cost of the¬† Course¬† is $95.00. A reduced fee of $25.00 will be available for the first 10 landlords who register. The course satisfies a new federal law requiring all landlords and contractors doing any renovations on pre-1978 homes to be certified. Upon completion of the class, participants will become ‚ÄúCertified Renovators‚ÄĚ who then can apply for certification through the US EPA.

The RRP course compliments Lead Poisoning Prevention efforts in which Healthy Acadia and other local Healthy Maine Partnerships are engaging. ‚ÄúWe have a wealth of resources to get out to community members who may be looking for more information on lead and prevention measures. Many homes within the Downeast region date back pre 1978, and we want to be able to share important information with home owners and renters in order to protect their families with a safe living environment‚ÄĚ. States Kelly Corson, newly appointed Lead Poisoning Prevention contact for the Downeast District.

To register for one of the upcoming RRP trainings or for more information on Lead Poisoning Prevention please contact: Kelly Corson, Community Health Coordinator for Healthy Acadia: 288-5331, ext. 4 or Kelly@healthyacadia.org. To connect with your local Healthy Maine Partnership, go to www.healthymainepartnerships.org.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Kelly Corson

Telephone Number: (207)288-5331

Website: http://www.healthyacadia.org

Email: kelly@healthyacadia.org