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Water: Non Point Source & Stormwater Outreach

5th National Conference for Nonpoint Source and Stormwater Outreach: Achieving Results with Tight Budgets

May 11-14, 2009 | Doubletree Hotel Exit EPA Disclaimer | Portland, Oregon

People's Choice Awards at Meriwether's Restaurant

Dinner at Meriwether's Restaurant | 2009 PCA Winners | 2009 PCA Finalists


Farm-To-Table Dinner at Meriwether's Restaurant

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View looking east from Meriwether's Skyline Farm Source: Meriwether's Restaurant

In recent years, there has been a growing desire to increase the sustainability of our food production. The relationship between farmer and chef is also becoming increasingly important. Meriwether's Restaurant Exit EPA Disclaimer, located in downtown Portland, gives particular focus to these issues and is one of the few restaurants in the United States that grows its own produce—planting and harvesting the majority of the vegetables used in the restaurant on their very own five acre farm (a short 11 miles from their restaurant location). Conference attendees enjoyed a farm-to-table dinner at Meriwether's. Following dinner, Meriwether's hosted the People's Choice Awards. The awards ceremony highlighted exceptional radio and video public service announcements (PSAs) that focus on nonpoint source and stormwater messages. Awards were given to the PSAs that received the greatest audience response in each category.

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2009 People's Choice Awards Winners

Best Television PSA for Yard Care: "Dan-D-Lion" Exit EPA Disclaimer Grow Green, Austin, Texas

Best Television PSA for Vehicle Maintenance: "Oil & More" Exit EPA Disclaimer (Think Blue - Pollution Prevention Requirements: Automotive) Think Blue, San Diego, California

Best Television PSA for Pet Waste: "Clean Paws" Exit EPA Disclaimer Gainesville Clean Water Partnership, Florida

Best Television PSA for Waste Management: "Agents Smith & Jones" Exit EPA Disclaimer (Don't Trash Clark County Public Service Announcement) Clark County Regional Flood Control District, Nevada

Best Television PSA for General Stormwater Education: "Karma" Exit EPA Disclaimer Think Blue, San Diego, California

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2009 People's Choice Awards Finalists

Yard Care
  • "No P Fertilizer" Vermont Agency of Agriculture
  • "Think About Personal Pollution (TAPP) - Chalk House" City of Tallahassee, Florida
  • "Buffer Improvement" North Carolina Water Education Partnership
  • "Think About Personal Pollution (TAPP) - Boat on a River" City of Tallahassee, Florida
  • "Dan D. Lion" City of Austin, Texas
Vehicle Maintenance
  • "Car Wash" Regional Flood Control District Las Vegas, Nevada
  • "Think About Personal Pollution (TAPP) - Oil" City of Tallahassee, Florida
  • "Think Blue San Diego - Oil" City of San Diego, California
Pet Waste
  • "Pet Waste" Regional Flood Control District Las Vegas, Nevada
  • "Clean Feet" Gainesville Clean Water Partnership, Florida
  • "Clean Paws" Gainesville Clean Water Partnership, Florida
  • "Think Blue San Diego - Pet Waste" City of San Diego, California
Waste Management
  • "Proper Disposal" Regional Flood Control District Las Vegas, Nevada
  • "Think About Personal Pollution (TAPP) - Septics" City of Tallahassee, Florida
  • "Don't Trash Clark County" Regional Flood Control District Las Vegas, Nevada
General Stormwater Education
  • "Think Blue San Diego - Karma Businessman" City of San Diego, California
  • "Stormwater Bar" Piedmont Triad Water Quality Partnership, North Carolina
  • "Know Where It Goes" North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • "Think About Personal Pollution (TAPP) - Boy Fishing" City of Tallahassee, Florida
  • "Think About Personal Pollution (TAPP) - Rubber Duck" City of Tallahassee, Florida
  • "Make the Water Connection - Moments Like This" City of St. Cloud, Minnesota

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Hosted by: U.S. EPA Headquarters and USDA CSREES National Water Program
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This was a "Green Meeting" to the greatest extent possible. Every effort was made to reduce the overall footprint of the event and to protect human health and the environment. Participants were encouraged to consider environmentally friendly options both during the meeting and in travel planning.


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