Website Resources

Website Resources Through active involvement, mailings, and web sites, the Nonpoint Source Pollution Prevention Initiative hopes to educate watershed residents about nonpoint source pollution, offering new ways for residents to view and improve their surroundings, thereby improving the water quality in watersheds. This web site also posts advertisements for companies and organizations that support nonpoint source education. It is maintained by, Inc., which is based in Portland, Maine.

Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) uses innovative techniques to teach local officials about the sources and impacts of nonpoint source pollution. The program provides presentations that include local photographs, educational materials, geographic information systems (GIS) images, and other information. NEMO’s comprehensive website provides basic information on nonpoint source pollution, detailed information on selected watershed projects, educational modules, and much more. NEMO is sponsored by the University of Connecticut’s Cooperative Extension Program.

Lakewide Management Plans (LaMPs) for Lakes Erie, Michigan, and Superior were released on May 2, 2000 by the U.S. EPA and Environment Canada. The plans address different problems in the ecosystem of each lake and outline the environmental status of each lake, highlight successes, identify problems, and propose solutions. Executive summaries of the plans, as well as the Lake Ontario Update and Lake Huron Initiative Report, are available on the website.

State Watershed Websites:

·         Illinois

·         Indiana

·         Michigan

·         Minnesota

·         New York

·         Ohio

·         Pennsylvania

·         Wisconsin


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