Meeting the New Public Education Requirements of the Municipal Stormwater (MS4) Permit
05/04/2011 - 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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With innovative, low‐cost approaches to communicating stormwater messages, this webcast aimed to help small to mid‐size municipalities to meet the newly‐required public education and outreach components of the NPDES/MS4 Stormwater permit. Participants learned from experts who have successfully implemented regional, local, and neighborhood approaches for public education and outreach. Participants walked away knowing how to identify target audiences and develop specific education programs aimed at helping the public understand how their behaviors impact stormwater pollution.
Moderators Matthew Frank and Marlou Church Gregory brought together excellent speakers to tackle this important topic. Wendy Warren, Environmental Coordinator for Bangor, Maine discussed her experience collaborating with other governments at the regional level. Matt Dunn, Watershed Division Manager of City of Auburn, Alabama, reviewed suggestions for engaging local businesses and government departments through various low cost approaches. Finally, Drew Brown, Public Education Programs Manager of City of Philadelphia, taught participants to target audiences by age, by customer type, and by neighborhood.
- Learn the specific requirements of the MS4 public education components
- Understand Minimum Control Measure (MCM) #1 and other outreach components
- Identify target audiences to help them see their impact on stormwater pollution
- Get the tried and true methods of developing public programs to meet permit goals
- Hear about innovative approaches to implementing low-cost plans
Marlou Church Gregory
Senior Project Manager, Water Resources
AMEC Earth & Environment
Matt R. Dunn, P.E.
Watershed Division Manager
City of Auburn, Alabama
Manager, Public Education Programs
City of Philadelphia
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