Tuesday, March 03, 2009

National NPS Outreach Conference: 1) Registration Now Open; 2) People's Choice Awards Entry Deadline Extended

Registration is now open for the Fifth National Conference on Nonpoint Source and Stormwater Outreach May 11-14 in Portland, Oregon. The theme for this conference is "Achieving Results with Tight Budgets." Learn more about the conference, jointly sponsored by EPA and USDA CSREES, at: www.epa.gov/nps/outreach2009

The first 150 registrants will receive a $100 discount. The registration page is online at: www.epa.gov/nps/outreach2009/registration.html

Monday, May 11, is reserved for pre-conference workshops. There are 3 full-day workshops:

1) Changing Public Behavior Workshop - Learn to Apply Social Assessment to Water Management Strategies)
2) Getting in Step - A Workshop on Conducting Effective Stormwater NPS Outreach Campaigns
3) Eyes on the Prize - Morning Session: An Evaluation Primer for NPS and Stormwater Programs. Afternoon Session: Overview of Social Indicators Evaluation System & Applied Survey Development Skills and 1 half-day workshop: Onsite Wastewater Education - Research-based Outreach Strategies to Help Minimize NPS Pollution Risks

On Wednesday evening, May 13, the conference will host the People's Choice Awards to spotlight the best new radio and TV public service announcements. The deadline for submitting PSAs has been extended from March 2 to March 13. More information on the People's Choice Awards is available at: www.epa.gov/nps/outreach2009/pca.html

Source: Don Waye, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Nonpoint Source Control Branch
Website: epa.gov/nps
Michael R. Martin, CLM
President, Cedar Eden Environmental, LLC
Saranac Lake, NY 12983 United States
work/mobile: 518.572.2104
http://cedareden.com | http://LakeStewardship.org
Past President, North American Lake Management Society
NALMS Certified Lake Manager #93-02M
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