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Nonpoint Source and Stormwater Pollution Education Programs: Conference Proceedings (December 2005)

Proceedings for the Fourth National Conference Nonpoint Source and Stormwater Pollution Education Programs on October 17-20, 2005, Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL ; Co-sponsored by the U.S. EPA and Chicago Botanic Garden

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Full Report (PDF, 12.5MB, 316 pages)

Proceedings contain the conference agenda and discussion on the following presentations. Presenter affiliations are provided in the agenda and proceedings.

  • Measuring Results from Outreach and Education Programs: Can We See Improvements Downstream?
    David Galvin, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Seattle, WA

  • Using the Unified Subwatershed and Site Reconnaissance to Develop Education and Outreach Strategies
    Jennifer A. Zielinski, Center for Watershed Protection, Ellicott City, MD
    Tiffany Wright, Center for Watershed Protection, Ellicott City, MD

  • Developing a Social Component for the NPS Evaluation Framework
    Ken Genskow, Environmental Resources Center University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
    Rebecca Power, Environmental Resources Center University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
    Robin Shepard, Environmental Resources Center University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

  • Best Practices for Field Days: Raise the Impact of Your Nonpoint Source & Stormwater Education Programs
    John Bilotta, University of Minnesota Extension Service, Chaska, MN

  • Assessment of Maine´s Stormwater Phase II and NPS Outreach Campaign 2003-2005
    Kathy Hoppe, Division of Watershed Management Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Presque Isle, ME

  • EPA´s NPS Outreach Digital Toolbox: Your One-Stop Shop
    Ansu John, Tetra Tech, Inc., Fairfax, VA
    Donald F. Waye, U.S. EPA Nonpoint Source Control Branch, Washington, DC

  • Selling Low Impact Development: Audiences, Messages, and Media
    Katherine K. Mull, Northern Virginia Regional Commission, Fairfax, VA

  • Stormwater, Secret Agents, Soil, and Sumo Wrestlers: Exploring the Secret Agent Worm Interactive Web Site
    Doug Peterson, University of Illinois Extension Urbana, IL

  • Water Outreach for NPS Programming: The Best in Education Practices, Target Audience Research, Programs, and Materials
    Elaine L. Andrews, University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension, Madison, WI
    Kate Reilly, University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension, Madison, WI

  • If You Wouldn´t Drink It, Don´t Dump It: The Stormwater Public Education Campaign for the City of Orem, Utah
    Steven R. Johnson, City of Orem, Orem, UT

  • Public Education and Community Outreach Supporting the City of Toronto´s Water Pollution Solution
    Nicole Dufort, City of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

  • A Federal Facility´s Resource-Efficient and Proactive Approach to Phase II MS4 Permit Requirements for Public Education
    Corie L. Rockett, CH2M HILL, Atlanta, GA

  • Clean Water-Who Cares? Translating Public Understanding into Successful Communication Programs
    Karen M. DeBaker, Clean Water Services, Hillsboro, OR

  • The Neighborhood Water Stewardship Program: An Innovative Approach to Behavior Change in Northern Virginia
    Aileen Winquist, Arlington County Department of Environmental Services, Arlington, VA

  • Evaluation of the Cocoa Beach Green Business Program
    Leesa Souto, University of Central Florida - Stormwater Management Academy, Melbourne, FL

  • A Tale of Two Programs: Lessons Learned from Two Education Program Structures
    John Chapman, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
    Randy Neprash, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

  • Hold on to Your Dirt!
    Carol Thornton, San Francisco Estuary Project, Oakland, CA
    Hossain Kazemi, Stormwater Compliance Specialists, San Diego, CA

  • Marketing a Successful Stormwater Bylaw: Lessons Learned from Three Massachusetts Communities
    Christine E. Wallace, Horsley Witten Group, Inc., Sandwich, MA

  • The University of Minnesota Shoreland Education Program
    Eleanor R. Burkett, University of Minnesota Extension, Brainerd, MN
    Mary Blickenderfer, University of Minnesota Extension, Brainerd, MN

  • Texas SmartScapeTM Program: Smart Gardening for North Central Texas and Beyond
    Leslie C. Rauscher, North Central Texas Council of Governments, Arlington, TX

  • Lessons Learned: Moving LakeSmart from Pilot to Statewide
    Barbara Welch, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Augusta, ME
    Christine Smith, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Augusta, ME

  • WaterWorks! In the Mainstream: Social Marketing
    Karen L. Hargrove, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

  • Adapting and Scaling Social Marketing Techniques to Regional, Municipal and Neighborhood Stormwater Objectives: A Case Study from South Burlington and Chittenden County, Vermont
    Juli Beth Hinds, City of South Burlington, South Burlington, VT
    Alexey Voinov, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
    Patricia Heffernan, Marketing Partners, Inc., Burlington, VT

  • Practical Evaluation of Outreach and Public Relations Strategies
    Shelli Bischoff-Turner, Conservation Impact, Denver, CO

  • Eyes on the Environment: Environmental Education for Broadcast Meteorologists
    Sara Espinoza, The National Environmental Education & Training Foundation, Washington, DC
    Deborah Sliter, The National Environmental Education & Training Foundation, Washington, DC

  • Weather Matters Month: Bring on the Barrels-The "Art" of Social Marketing
    Angela Poe Dossett, Bluegrass PRIDE, Lexington, KY

  • Stream Side Science: Tailoring Watershed Education to Meet the Needs of Teachers
    Nancy Mesner, Utah State University, Logan, UT
    Andreé Walker, Utah State University, Logan, UT

  • Clean Ways for Waterways: Washington County High Schools’ Stormwater and Nonpoint Source Pollution Lesson
    Amy Workman, Southeast Area UW-Extension, Milwaukee, WI

  • Is Your Public Education, Outreach, and Participation Program Working?
    Lisa Knerr, Tetra Tech, Inc., Lakewood, CO
    Curry Rosato, WASH Project, City of Boulder, Boulder, CO

  • Testing Education Methods Before Districtwide Launch Pays Off
    Beth Bartos, Southwest Florida Water Management District, Brooksville, FL
    Melissa DeSantis, Tetra Tech, Inc., Fairfax, VA

  • Teaming up to Tackle Program Evaluation for Stormwater Education Programs
    Megan M. Hanson, City of Portland Environmental Services, Portland, OR

  • Evaluating Landscape Education Programs: Examples from Florida, Texas and Pennsylvania
    Barbra C. Larson, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
    Glenn D. Israel, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
    Gary W. Knox, University of Florida, Quincy, FL
    Calvin R. Finch, San Antonio Water System, San Antonio, TX
    John Butler, EPA Region III, Philadelphia, PA

  • Tracking California´s Nonpoint Source Education Programs for Marinas and Recreational Boating
    Martina Keefe, Tetra Tech, Inc., Fairfax, VA
    Lisa Sniderman, California Coastal Commission, San Francisco, CA
    Diane Edwards, State Water Resources Control Board, Sacramento, CA

  • Meeting the Challenge: A Protection Message in a Restoration World
    Marion K. Lonsdale, City of Duluth, Duluth, MN
    Melinda Granley, South St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District, Duluth, MN

  • Minnesota Water - Let´s Keep It Clean: A Stormwater Education Collaboration for the Twin Cities Metro, Minnesota
    Ron Struss, University of Minnesota Extension Service, Farmington, MN

  • Collaborative Approaches to Stormwater Education: Ours to Protect Regional Partnership
    Amy E. Mangus, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, Detroit, MI

  • Using Research to Improve the Effectiveness of Communications
    Curtis A. Mildner, Market Decisions South, Portland, ME

  • Participatory Planning Tools for Achieving Nonpoint Source and Stormwater Pollution Goals
    Theresa Trainor, U.S. EPA, Washington, DC
    Caryn Klaff, U.S. EPA, Washington, DC

  • Implementation of Private Parcel Best Management Practices at Lake Tahoe
    Jessica A. Schwing, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Stateline, NV
    Birgit Widegren, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Stateline, NV

  • Street Smarts: City, County, and Watershed District Staff Learn Together Through Public Works Forum
    Louise Watson, Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District, North St. Paul, MN


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