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NACD Urban and Community Conservation Webinar: rban Water Management Tools

Urban Water Management Tools is the focus of the NACD Urban and Community Conservation webinar scheduled for 12:00noon-1:00pm Eastern time on August 15, 2019. 

The Eaton Conservation District in Michigan will present their state Water Stewardship Program Website (www.miwaterstewardship.org), which evolved in 2010 out of the Michigan Groundwater Stewardship Program. This website is a resource for all Michigan residents to learn how to protect their water resources. It is separated into three target audiences: residents, youth and educators. Within each topic are tools and resources to help the audience understand water quality and ways to protect it. The site also features sections on local resources and green news. Interesting analytics of the first nine years will be discussed along with the process of launching a new updated website.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will showcase the ‘How’s My Waterway 2.0’ application that is currently under development and expected to be released later this year. This tool provides information about the conditions of local streams, lakes and other waters anywhere in the U.S. It is based on data states have provided to EPA on a two-year cycle as well as information about water quality monitoring, restoration plans and drinking water. How’s My Waterway is being designed to answer the questions: “How’s My Drinking Water”, “Can I Fish” and “Can I Swim”.

These popular webinars, held on the third Thursday of each month, are sponsored by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation in partnership with the NACD Urban and Community Resource Policy Group. There is no cost to participate, but space is limited. Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

To register, go online at https://nacdnet.z2systems.com/eventReg.jsp?event=72&. If you have difficulty, send an email to deb-bogar@nacdnet.org.