Jana LarsonProgram Administrator651-523-2812 firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Global Environmental Education
School of EducationHamline UniversityMS-A17601536 Hewitt AvenueSaint Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-523-2480Fax: email@example.com
The WaterShed Partners is an innovative, dynamic coalition of over 60 public, private, and non-profit organizations in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota metropolitan area. Through collaborative education and outreach, we promote a public understanding that inspires people to act to protect water quality in their watershed.
What we do The WaterShed Partners believe that by working together and pooling resources, we can reach more people with information about the importance of clean water and what to do to keep it clean. To learn about the work of the WaterShed Partners, go to the Current Projects page.
What is an urban watershed? A watershed, or drainage basin, is the area of land that rain and snowmelt flows over on its way to entering a lake, river, or wetland. Even if your home is not next to a lake, river, or wetland, you still live in a watershed.
What is runoff pollution? In the city, water flows over streets and sidewalks and into storm drains, which go directly into rivers and streams without being treated. So when water picks ups trash or pollutants, it carries them directly to the nearest lake or river. This is run-off pollution. To prevent it, cut down on lawn fertilizers, rake up leaves and grass clippings, and keep streets clean.
The WaterShed Partners meet regularly,
the second Wednesday of each month to network, share information, and
hear presentations on important topics related to stormwater education.
The meetings take place from 9:00 -11:00 am. More Than a Message: a day-long workshop with Eric EcklFebruary 12, 2014 at Hamline University, Klas Center (Kay Fredericks Ballroom) The new storm water general permit requires MS4s to change local
business practices, encourage installation of residential BMPs, work
with lake associations to improve lakes, manage pet waste, yard waste,
deicing chemicals and other small scale storm water management measures.
How will you target audiences? What messages are effective, and how
will you get those messages to your audiences? Learn more and register.
Our next Watershed Partners meeting will be held: November 13, 2013 from 9:00am - 11:30am at Hamline University, Klas Center (Kay Fredericks Ballroom)
A short presentation will be given by Karlyn Eckman, followed by an Art of Hosting style discussion on how to best meet our members' evaluation needs.
Guest Parking is available in the Anderson Center ramp. Register your car at the information kiosk in Anderson Center. See the attached campus map for the locations of the Klas and Anderson Centers on the Hamline Campus. Hamline University Map and Directions
KAP Boot Camp: Proposal
A sub-committee of the WaterShed Partners have been working to develop a tool to help our partner organizations better understand audiences, develop targeted messages to reach those audiences, and evaluate their education and outreach projects. Take a look at this proposal to develop a KAP Boot Camp to train our partner organizations to implement and interpret KAP studies in their areas. This would constitute the evaluative component of a larger project which would also include messaging tools. Please read the proposal and give your feedback. We want to know: would this be useful to you? Does the project need modifications to better suit the needs and capacities of your organization? Email comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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