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Education about Nonpoint Pollution

Pollution generated by everyone's daily activities – from neglecting to pick up dog waste to spraying chemicals in our yards to letting car wash water run down storm drains – has a devastating effect on the quality of our water. Listed below are some examples of nonpoint and environmental education opportunities.

Ecology's Environmental Education page includes classroom curriculum for Kindergarten through Twelfth grade, teacher workshops, volunteer opportunities and action projects, research and reference resources, and grant opportunities.

EPA Region 10's Clearinghouse of Environmental Education and Information website provides information on environmental education and information materials in the Pacific Northwest.

Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) is a University of Connecticut educational program for land use decision-makers that addresses the relationship of land use to natural resource protection.

The Washington State University Extension builds the capacity of individuals, organizations, businesses and communities, empowering them to find solutions for local issues and to improve their quality of life. Extension sponsors programs like Watershed stewards, Native Plant Salvage, and nonpoint education.

The University of Washington Sea Grant Program serves communities, industries, and the people of Washington State, the Pacific Northwest and the nation through research, education, outreach, and technology transfer related to marine resources.

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Last updated January 2011