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Quality Decisions Today’s Goal: To learn about nonpoint source pollution. To understand how decisions we make impact the environment around us.
Quality Decisions Pollution is any harmful substance that contaminates the soil, water, or atmosphere.
Quality Decisions Nonpoint source pollution is pollution that cannot be traced back to a single point.
Quality Decisions The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed Best Management Practices (BMP) to reduce or prevent nonpoint source pollution.
Quality Decisions Some examples of these Best Management Practices are:
Quality Decisions Buffer Zones are anything that separate two other things.
Quality Decisions In relation to nonpoint source pollution, buffer zones are areas of vegetation that separate the rest of the land from the water.
Quality Decisions These buffer zones also help to:
Quality Decisions We all contribute to nonpoint source pollution.
Quality Decisions What are some ways you could help to prevent nonpoint source pollution in McCreary County?
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