The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) announces the launch of a new Massachusetts Clean Water Tool Kit website, which serves as the state’s primary public education resource related to nonpoint source pollution.
The Toolkit, developed for MassDEP by Geosyntec Consultants, includes sections focused on the major categories of nonpoint source pollution, 127 fact sheets on best management practices to reduce pollution, and a collection of “Interactive Scenarios” based on Massachusetts landscapes.
The Interactive Scenarios allow users to explore ways to reduce pollution and improve water quality in a variety of highly detailed landscapes that are typical in Massachusetts, including residential, agricultural, urban, roads, construction, and shoreline restoration.
To view the Clean Water Toolkit, go to http://prj.geosyntec.com/npsmanual.
Learn about innovative stormwater solutions. EPA New England is hosting webinars to help communities Soak Up the Rain.
Webinar participants will:
- Hear about public outreach resources and programs.
- See who’s soaking up the rain with green infrastructure.
- Learn about the latest tools and resources from EPA and others.
- Share successes, barriers, and lessons learned in New England communities.
The next webinar is “Back to School: Soaking up the Rain at K-12 Schools – Making Connections with Teachers and Students on Green Infrastructure”. This free webinar on October 6th, 3:00 – 4:30 EST, will feature expert speakers that include:
- Peter Hinrichs, Learning Prep School in Newton, Massachusetts
- Peter Coffin, the Blackstone River Coalition and Blackstone Headwaters Coalition
- Molly Allard, Northern Rhode Island Conservation District
You can view the webinar flyer and register online at the EPA Soak Up the Rain website: https://www.epa.gov/soakuptherain