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Information & Education Publications

These publications are available for use as public education materials. They cover a vareity of topics related to nonpoint source pollution and storm water runoff. If you have any questions about these publications, please contact a Nonpoint Source Program staff member. 

Documents 

Outreach Guidance Documents 

Powerpoint Presentations 

 

Be Stormwater Savvy 

The Center for Environmental Study (CES) developed a Be Stormwater Savvy Media Campaign Toolkit through an EPA Section 104(b) Water Quality Programs grant administered by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The toolkit was adapted for the Internet by DEQ. The toolkit consists of resource items that were evaluated and selected by CES for timeliness and appropriateness for use within the Public Education Plan developed by local governments to implement requirements of the Phase II Stormwater NPDES permit. These items, listed below, have been revised when appropriate to make them usable throughout the state. The printed toolkit contains additional items protected under copyright or available for sale, such as pens, bumper stickers, etc. The Be Stormwater Savvy logo developed for use statewide has been incorporated into most items. Each item is ready to use as is or you can add your logo or contact information. 

Brochures and Fact Sheets 

Posters and Flyers 

Print Ads 

Miscellaneous 

Additional Resources 

The items in this section can be a great addition to your outreach effort.  However, the items have not been customized for use and permission to revise them has not been granted except as noted.

  • Booklets
    • A Homeowner's Guide to Septic Systems : A detailed informational booklet that contains information for the homeowner about septic system function and maintenance.  Developed by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; #EPA 832-B-02-005 - December, 2002.  You may add the Stormwater Savvy logo and your logo if you like. 
    • Rouge River Repair Kit: A Citizen's Guide to Restore and Protect the Rouge River: An extensive look at individual actions including lawn, garden, landscaping design, erosion control, pet care, hazardous waste, car care, home improvement, septic systems, gutter systems and water conservation.  Although this booklet was written specifically to the residents of the Rouge River Watershed, most of the information can be translated to your area.  The information in the 42 page booklet may be used in your own publications.  Developed by the Rouge River Projectand U.S. EPA.  Please give the Rouge River Project acknowledgement if you use the information.
  • Brochures and Fact Sheets
  • Posters and Flyers
    • Water Quality from Agricultural Runoff: Quick quality examinations of runoff issues in terms of agriculture settings presented in two-sided fact sheet.  Developed by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Print specs: 8.5 X 11; 4 color.  You may add logos to this product.
    • Protecting Water Quality from Urban Runoff: Quick quality examinations of runoff issues in terms of urban settings presented in two-sided fact sheet.  Developed by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Print specs: 8.5 X 11; 4 color.  You may add logos to this product.
    • Stormwater and the Construction Industry: Large two sided poster discussing Best Management topics such as Dirt Stockpiles, Slopes, Silt Fencing and "Vegetative Buffers.  Developed by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Print specs: 30" X 40", 2-sided, 4 color.  You may add logos to this product.
  • Radio and Television Public Service Announcements
    • Water Spots Radio Ads (Zipped MP3 files): Twenty-four radio spots (60 seconds each) designed to raise the awareness of the listener about value of storm water as a resource and to highlight personal actions in protecting our waterways. Several of the spots are specific to the City of Grand Rapids.  All are adaptable by local radio stations.  Developed by the Center for Environmental Study and the City of Grand Rapids. Provided in ready-to-play format.  You may adapt the credit at the end of each spot to add your community.  If you have questions about the existing credits or want to adaopt any of the spots to be specific to your area, please contact the Center for Environmental Study.
    • Row Your Boat Radio Ad (MP3): Developed by the Center for Environmental Study.
    • Rubber Duckies Television Ad (WMV): A review quality version of the "If pollution were rubber duckies..." movie clip developed by the Center for Environmental Study.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Litter Bag text and graphic (PDF) provided in ready-to-print or adapt format. Developed by the Michigan Department of Transportation, MDOT Contact: Seth Phillips at 517-373-1908.
      (Filename: BusCard.pdf, Litter.pdf)
    • Business Card text and graphic provided in ready-to-print or adapt format. Developed by the Michigan Department of Transportation, MDOT Contact: Seth Phillips at 517-373-1908.
    • Decal: a decal to be printed as needed.  Can be printed as a static cling or sticker.  May be modified for your contact info (replace the Rouge contact info in outer ring).
    • Door Hanger: For a community action day or to provide to students.  This door hanger is no longer available to order pre-printed; however, it may be modified and printed on your site.  Developed by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Print specs: 4.25" x 11"; 2-color; Standard Die-cut; 65 lb., cover

 

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 •  Nonpoint Source Grant Program Successes
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