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BUSINESS OWNERS - Public Involvement & Participation
Create opportunities for residents, citizen groups, business owners, schools, etc. to get involved in the processes of government and their local Stormwater Management Program (SWMP). Additionally, create opportunities for such individuals and groups to become actively involved in direct actions designed to control NPS pollution such as stream clean-ups, Adopt-a-Stream, a-Pond & a-Highway Programs. 

Everyone is affected by Stormwater and Non-point Source Pollution, not just Local Government. We all fish the streams, enjoy nature, swim, boat, live, work, and play near some body of water. Right now as you are reading this that body of water is working hard to transport nutrients, provide habitat and renew our drinking water supplies. Watersheds need help too, though. We all see trash and debris along roadsides and in ditches along those roads...eventually, through stormwater runoff, all that trash and debris ends up in our stream and lakes. Why not pitch in and find out how you can organize a Volunteer Stream, Pond, Lake or Highway adoption clean-up project in your area. Give a little time to the land and water that gives us so much more.

Photos Source: Living Lands and Waters; 2004 www.livinglandsandwater.org
 
WEB LINKS:
 
ONLINE RESOURCES:
Preserving the Hudson Valley (pdf)
Watershed Stewardship (pdf)
Protecting Your Town (pdf)
Friends of the Kayaderosseras 2005 Cleanup Slideshow (flv)
NEMO Non-point Source Pollution (pdf)
NEMO Putting Communities in the Driver’s Seat (pdf)
NEMO 'Why Water Quality' Fact Sheet (pdf)
NEMO 'Household Chemicals' Fact Sheet (pdf)
NEMO 'Septic Systems' Fact Sheet (pdf)
NEMO 'Pest Management' Fact Sheet (pdf)
NEMO 'Landscaping & Water Quality' Fact Sheet (pdf)
NEMO 'Pet Waste' Fact Sheet (pdf)
NEMO 'Native Plants' Fact Sheet (pdf)
NEMO 'Green Lawncare' Fact Sheet (pdf)
NEMO 'Protecting Water, 4 Seasons' Fact Sheet (pdf)
NEMO 'Water Conservation' Fact Sheet (pdf)
NEMO 'Green Boating' Fact Sheet (pdf)
 
Contact the CCE Saratoga County Stormwater Management Coordinator for more information & how you can help protect our water.
 
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