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Nonpoint Source Pollution Information & Education Programs: Conference Proceedings (December 2003)

Proceedings for the Third National Conference on Nonpoint Source Pollution Information and Education Programs; October 20-23, 2003, Chicago, IL; Co-sponsored by the U.S. EPA and Chicago Botanic Garden

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

  • The Nonpoint Source Pollution Outreach Toolbox: What the Heck is it and Why Should I Care?
    Jack Wilbur, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food
    Don Waye, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC

  • The Outcomes are Coming!
    Susan Gorman and John A. La Rocca, The Rensselaerville Institute

  • Water Festivals: Kick it Up a Notch
    Curry Rosato, City of Boulder, CO

  • Texas SmartScape Lawn and Garden Showcase
    Deborah Bliss and Heather Merchant, City of Plano, TX

  • The "5 Things You Can Do for Your River" Campaign
    Kevin Mercer, RiverSides Stewardship Alliance, Toronto, ON, Canada

  • The Outreach Continuum: Moving Participants from Information to Action
    Lynda Ransley, Snohomish County Public Works

  • Building an Environmental Education Collaborative in Your Community
    Margit Brazda Poirier, Water Education Collaborative, Rochester, NY

  • RiverSmart: Public Education through Grassroots Communications
    Glin S. Varco, River Network, Portland, OR

  • Underserved Groups as Part of Community Watershed Protection: Building Inclusive Programs
    Robin D. Chanay, Diversity and Inclusion Trainer, Washington, DC

  • Reaching Multiple Audiences with One Droplet: The Salt Lake County Storm Water Coalition's Media Outreach Campaign
    Lisa A. Hartman, Hartman Management Group, Inc., Sandy, Utah

  • Selling Stormwater Protection Behaviors in MS4 Communities
    Barbara Welch, Maine Department of Environmental Protection

  • Adopt-A-Catch-Basin
    Neal Shapiro, City of Santa Monica, CA

  • "GROW GREEN": How to Have a Healthy Landscape AND Healthy Kids, Dogs, Birds, and Water
    Kathy H. Shay, City of Austin, TX

  • "Beneath the City of Ooze": Reaching Youth through Adventure Books
    Doug Peterson, University of Illinois Extension

  • Project "SIGNS": Increasing Watershed Awareness through Signage and Public Education
    Nancy Ellwood, Mill Creek Watershed Council, Cincinnati, OH

  • Take the "Florida Yards and Neighborhoods" Program and Call Me in the Morning:
    A Cure for the Environmentally Challenged Landscape
    Christine A. Kelly-Begazo, University of Florida, Gainesville

  • Reaching Out with Science to Help Communities Make Decisions
    Paul McGinley, Nancy Turyk, and Wes Halverson, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

  • All I Want to Know.Is My Program Successful?
    Amy B. Bodwell and Carol D. Saunders, Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield, IL

  • Hands-On NPS Pollution Education: Connecting with Teachers and Students through
    "Healthy Water, Healthy People"
    John Etgen, Montana State University, Bozeman
    Lynette Hartman Crighton, Hoosier RiverWatch, Indianapolis, IN
    Susan M. Schultz, Indiana Project WET, Indianapolis, IN

  • Nonpoint Source Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO): Making it Work for Your State
    Patti Hurley, Alabama Department of Environmental Management

  • Tennessee Growth Readiness: Water Quality Matters
    Joel M. Haden, Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN

  • Innovative Partnerships for Public Outreach on Private Well and Septic System Management
    Thomas H. Miller, University of Maryland Cooperative Extension, Queenstown

  • Kentucky Nonpoint Source Partnerships for Excellence in Water Quality Education
    Rosetta Fackler, Kentucky Division of Water

  • Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence
    Megan Gavin, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, Chicago, IL

  • A Watershed Approach to Increasing Teacher Confidence and Competency
    Donna Bero, Adopt-A-Watershed, San Francisco, CA

  • Maine's Dirty Little Secret: Selling the Concept of Soil as a Pollutant
    Kathy Hoppe, Maine Department of Environmental Protection

  • Strengthening Education on Environmental Policy: Experience with Pennsylvania's Nutrient Management Act Regulatory Review
    Alyssa Dodd and Charles Abdalla, Penn State Cooperative Extension

  • Public Education and Sediment Pollution Trading: The Piasa Creek Watershed Project
    Alley Ringhausen, Great Rivers Land Trust, Alton, IL

  • Solving the National Shortage of Watershed Managers: The Watershed Leadership Institutes
    Heather Holland, Center for Watershed Protection, Ellicott City, MD

  • Enhancing Leadership and Managing Conflict through the "Know Your Watershed" Program
    Jill M. Reinhart, Conservation Technology Information Center, West Lafayette, IN

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