Who we are… 46 organizations with Stormwater I & E programs were registered for this conference.
Well over 99% of Americans are not our professional peers.
The Other 99+% Our goal, as educators is to get our message to these people… but how?
When Words Become the Picture - Eric Eckl, Water Words that Work Image from Information is Beautiful Blog Wordle –
TMDL Impervious Surface Hydrograph Illicit Discharge Detention Pond Biofilter TSS Stormwater Watershed Management Sprawl Riparian Nonpoint Source Pollution When Words Become the Picture
So…. What is happening out there?
Stormwater groups and municipalities are connecting to the public… …using words and pictures they can relate to
Healthy Polluted Runoff Together Clean Water Family Activities Development Play At Home Make A Difference Happy Riverbank Do Your Part When Words Become the Picture You Can Land & Water Conservation Quality
Helping you help Dane Countys lakes and streams. myfairlakes.com Explore Learn Explore Learn Explore Learn Explore Learn A few of Wisconsins Current Stormwater Campaigns
Lets Take a Closer Look… Menomonee River Group Southeast Wisconsin Clean Water Network Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network La Crosse Urban Stormwater Group Madison Area Municipal Storm Water Partnership NorthCentral Wisconsin Stormwater Coalition Chippewa Valley Stormwater Forum North East Wisconsin Stormwater Consortium Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust
Menomonee River Group City of Brookfield City of Greenfield City of Wauwatosa Village of Butler Village of Elm Grove Village of Germantown Village of Menomonee Falls Village of West Milwaukee Milwaukee County
Menomonee River Group Dogipot Systems Scoop It, Bag In & Toss It! Pet Waste Program Program started in Menomonee Falls The program is being expanded throughout the group. Each Dogipot system contains 2 boxes of 200 biodegradable bags to be used and thrown into the garbage bins
Menomonee River Group Paws Pledge for Cleaner Rivers
Southeast Wisconsin Clean Water Network City of New Berlin City of Franklin City of Kenosha City of Oak Creek City of Racine County of Kenosha Village of Caledonia Village of Greendale Village of Hales Corners Village of Mt. Pleasant Village of Pleasant Prairie Village of Silver Lake Village of Sturtevant Village of Wind Point Town of Bristol Town of Salem Town of Somers UW-Parkside
Southeast Wisconsin Clean Water Network Main message for : People can make a difference in their yards to reduce pollution to our waters. 6 workshops focusing on the causes of polluted runoff and the practices people can employ to reduce their contribution. Greening Up Your Yard Workshops
La Crosse Urban Stormwater Group City of La Crosse City of Onalaska La Crosse County Town of Campbell Town of Holland Town of Onalaska Town of Shelby Village of Holmen Village of West Salem
La Crosse Urban Stormwater Group Focus on Erosion Control Posters for break and timeclock rooms and stickers for lumber, concrete and utility installation vehicle dashboards were developed to remind drivers to stay on tracking pads and respect erosion control measures at home sites Folder for all permits across region
La Crosse Urban Stormwater Group Focus on Erosion Control Posters for break and timeclock areas Stickers for lumber, concrete and utility installation vehicle dashboards
La Crosse Urban Stormwater Group Focus on Erosion Control Posters for break and timeclock rooms and stickers for lumber, concrete and utility installation vehicle dashboards were developed to remind drivers to stay on tracking pads and respect erosion control measures at home sites Tri-fold brochure for homeowners
City of Fitchburg City of Madison City of Middleton City of Monona City of Stoughton City of Sun Prairie City of Verona Dane County Town of Blooming Grove Town of Burke Town of Dunkirk Town of Madison Town of Middleton Town of Westport Town of Windsor UW-Madison Village of Cottage Grove Village of DeForest Village of Maple Bluff Village of McFarland Village of Shorewood Hills Village of Waunakee Madison Area Municipal Storm Water Partnership
Provides Native Plants at a reduced price Open to schools, non-profit organizations (homeowner, lake or neighborhood associations, youth groups, faith centers, clubs, ect.), Municipalities and Individual residents in Dane County. Madison Area Municipal Storm Water Partnership
City of Beaver Dam City of Beloit City of Fort Atkinson City of Janesville City of Jefferson City of Milton Public Works Department City of Watertown City of Whitewater DNR Heart of the City Lake Sinissippi Association Lake Sinissippi Improvement District Rock River Coalition Town of Beloit Town and Country Resource Conservation & Development UW-Extension UW - Whitewater Rock River Stormwater Group Photo by Mark Preuschl
Rock River Stormwater Group Fall of 2010 Leaf Raking Campaign Educational campaign and research project
NorthCentral Wisconsin Stormwater Coalition Marathon County City of Wausau City of Schofield Village of Weston Village of Rothschild Village of Kronenwetter Town of Rib Mountain City of Mosinee City of Merrill City of Marshfield City of Stevens Point City of Wisconsin Rapids
NorthCentral Wisconsin Stormwater Coalition Upcoming Workshops: Compost Bin Sales/Workshops Rain Barrel Workshops $20 – build your own barrel Demonstration Rain Gardens Following 3 rain gardens on their website to show progression. Getting the public involved in 2011
Chippewa Valley Stormwater Forum Chippewa County Eau Claire County City of Altoona City of Chippewa Falls City of Eau Claire City of Menominee City of River Falls Village of Lake Hallie Town of Eagle Point Town of Lafayette Town of Seymour Town of Union Town of Washington
Chippewa Valley Stormwater Forum 2011 Media Campaign
Chippewa Valley Stormwater Forum Conserve Water: Keep Your Rain Dont Overfeed Your Lane Leaves & Grass Clipping Keep Soil in your Yard and Out of our Waterways Be a Pooper Scooper Practice Careful Car Care Use a Proper Container for Trash & Recycling Kick Your Chemical Dependency (HHW) Be a Watershed Watchdog Make Friends with your Watershed Top 10 Things You Can Do to Keep Area Waters Clean – Video Clips
North East Wisconsin Stormwater Consortium Brown County Calumet County City of Appleton City of De Pere City of Fond du Lac City of Green Bay City of Kaukauna City of Manitowoc City of Marinette City of Menasha City of Neenah City of Oshkosh City of Two Rivers City of Waupun Fond du Lac County Outagamie County Town of Black Wolf Town of Buchanan Town of Fond du Lac Town of Friendship Town of Grand Chute Town of Greenville Town of Harrison Town of Lawrence Town of Ledgeview Town of Menasha Town of Neenah Town of Scott Town of Taycheedah UW Oshkosh Village of Allouez Village of Ashwaubenon Village of Bellevue Village of Combined Locks Village of Hobart Village of Howard Village of Kimberly Village of Little Chute Village of North Fond du Lac Village of Sherwood Village of Suamico Winnebago County Ayres Associates AECOM Contech Construction Products Davel Engineering Foth Martenson & Eisele, Inc. Mau & Associates LLP McMAHON Associates, Inc. OMNNI, Inc. R.A. Smith National Robert E. Lee & Associates SEH Inc Members 5 Counties 12 Cities 13 Townships 11 Villages 1 University 13 Business Partners
North East Wisconsin Stormwater Consortium
Home & Garden Show Green Bay March Walleye Weekend Fond du Lac June Farmers Market – Green Markets Appleton June 18 July 16 August September 2011 Exhibiting
Rain Barrel Coupon Program NEWSC Members distribute flyer/coupon Coupons available to public at RenewOurWaters.org Coupon good for 10% off any in-stock Rain Barrel Currently 11 participating retailers North East Wisconsin Stormwater Consortium
Sweet Water – Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust
Into Social Media…
Are you thinking what I am thinking?
State Stormwater Educators are holding a meeting July 14 Representatives from all of the groups mentioned in this presentation have been invited to attend the meeting as well as UW-Extension Basin Educators. State-wide Stormwater Education Collaboration Is on the agenda. Possibilities of Working Together?
W ISCONSIN S W ATERS ARE ENJOYED BY PEOPLE OF ALL AGES, ALL YEAR ROUND. W HO S RESPONSIBLE TO PROTECT SUCH A VALUABLE RESOURCE ?
Every Choice Counts.
Northeast Wisconsin Stormwater Consortium PO Box 1861 Appleton, WI (920) THANK YOU! O ur W aters.org Thank you!