Why educate about stormwater, nonpoint source pollution and watersheds?

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Why educate about stormwater, nonpoint source pollution and watersheds?

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Whether they know it or not, every resident of New Jersey may contribute to polluted stormwater runoff through his or her daily activities such as fertilizing the lawn, throwing litter down storm drains or not cleaning after pets. As a result, polluted stormwater runoff from the surrounding watershed is one of the greatest threats to many of our ponds, creeks, lakes, wells, streams, rivers, bays, ground water, and the ocean. Simple changes in daily lifestyle can make a tremendous difference in the quality of New Jersey’s water resources. How can we help you conduct outreach and education about water? The DWM has many tools to assist you in your stormwater, nonpoint source pollution or watershed education effort. These include newsletters and brochures for the community at large as well teacher workshops, free classroom presentations through the NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program and the Urban Watershed Education Program and publications for students and teachers. In addition, the DWM wor

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