Stormwater Education

 

What's the big deal about Stormwater?
Information about why managing stormwater runoff is a priority.
/ciglit.jpg Cigarette Litter Education Initiative
An RRSEP education initiative designed to reduce water pollution caused by cigarette litter.
Food Industry BMPs
An RRSEP education initiative designed to reduce water pollution caused by certain food industry practices.
Lawn Care BMPs
How can home owners maintain a healthy lawn and garden and help reduce local water pollution.

Middle School Science Lesson Plans
A collection of lesson plans on watershed, and water quality topics drawn from a wide variety of sources, designed to provide local middle school teachers with interesting and practical SOL-based hands-on science activities. The activities were also chosen for their suitability for use in preparation for and reinforcement of meaningful watershed educational experiences (MWEE).

Pet Waste Education Initiative
An RSEP education initiative designed to encourage pet owners to reduce water pollution by cleaning up after their pets.
  Public Service Announcements
The Rivanna Stormwater Education Partnership wrote five PSAs on stormwater topics for broadcast on local radio stations. They were recorded in November 2005 at the Charlottesville Radio Group studios for broadcast on WINA, Z95.1 and 3WV 97.5.

 

Rain Gardens
A natural landscape feature that helps to manage runoff and keep our water clean.

 

Rain, Runoff and Your Backyard
A pdf version of a PowerPoint presentation and narration on stormwater tips for homeowners.  (1.9 MB).

  Septic Systems
Steps homeowners can take to maintain their septic system and help protect local water quality. 
  Stormwater
How increased stormwater runoff affects water quality and stream health. Steps homeowners can take to help manage runoff. 

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair BMP Education Initiative

An RSEP education initiative designed to reduce water pollution caused by certain vehicle maintenance and repair practices.

  Vehicle Washing
Steps vehicle owners can take to prevent water pollution caused by washing vehicles where wash water can go down a strom drain.
Watersheds
What is a watershed and why are watersheds important?