Education & Outreach

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Increasing awareness and creating an informed community helps empower citizens to be stewards of water resources.  CCWMO engages students, residents, staff and local decision makers in a variety of education programs to inspire these audiences and increase knowledge about how to protect and conserve water resources.

K12 Programs

The Metro Children’s Water Festival is an annual one day festival for 4th graders to learn about water.   The Envirothon is a knowledge bowl tournament for junior high and high school students focused on environmental topics.   Presentations for all ages and topics done as requested. Past audiences have included scout groups, 4H, and all ages of K12 classrooms. Contact Madeline Seveland below to request presentation or activity.  
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   Wetland Health Assessment Class

Citizens Programs

Workshops - CCWMO and nearby organizations hosts many workshops, including raingardens, pollinator friendly yards, and more.
Sign up for our CCWMO monthly newsletter to learn when they are.  
  CCWMO's Cost Share Program assists homeowners and businesses in installing practices that help protect lakes and rivers from pollution.   Citizen Actions- Visit the website for information on stormwater and how you can protect our lakes and rivers from pollution. 
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News - Our monthly Online Newsletter and Water Column
provide information on upcoming
events, projects, a variety of water related topics and more.
  Publications - looking for a brochure, flyer or article on a water topic. Check out the publication page or contact Madeline Seveland (below).

Staff & Local Decision Maker Programs

CCWMO Stormwater Workshop - An annual one day workshop for planners, developers, engineers, city and county staff focused on stormwater information, research and resources. 
 Stormwater U - a series of workshop to promote environmentally sound Water Resources Management and Policy best practices among stormwater professionals: contractors, developers, engineers, and field staff through locally tailored workshops.   
NEMO - Non-point source Education for Municipal Officials is a national program for local elected and appointed and community leaders that increases knowledge about the connection of land use and management decisions to water quality and natural resources. 
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Staff contact

Madeline Seveland
Office: 952-361-1026
Cell: 952-687-7586