Education

It is CLEAR that education is crucial to the success of our storm water management program.  The more you learn…the more you know.    

 

H2O Jo

Click on the link below to see H2O Jo take a trip down the storm drain.

H2O Jo 

 

What Else Can You Do?

The Clean Water Act provides the framework for water quality regulation in the United States.  In Colorado, the Water Quality Control Commission is the agency which has the authority to establish water quality standards consistent with the federal Clean Water Act.

 

Local permit holders, like the members of CLEAR, must comply with regulations, in the form of Stormwater Permits.  There are two sewer systems in your community.  The sanitary sewer system is for waste water from homes, schools, churches and businesses that is piped to a treatment facility, where harmful elements are removed before the water is discharged.  The storm sewers that carries runoff away from roads, parking lots, and buildings through a series of pipes and detention basins before discharging it into creeks is the system that is regulated through the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit process.

 

We take education so seriously that we support a wide variety of efforts with the message:

One this is CLEAR, Our creeks, rivers & lakes depend on you.

 

Picture Gallery

 

 

To schedule a presentation

 

Cherry Creek Stewardship Partners   

www.cherry-creek.org

 

 

 

Service Learning and Volunteer Opportunities

 

Cherry Creek Stewardship Partners  

www.cherry-creek.org

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado 

http://www.voc.org 

(look for Outdoor Stewardship Institute – OSI)

 

Public Service Announcements and Resources

                    

Colorado State University   

http://www.ext.colostate.edu/menu_water.html

Douglas County

 

                                                                       

Games and study guides

 

Neighborhood Explorers  

www.fws.gov/neighborhoodexplorers

Water Science for Schools

http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/

Earth’s Water    

http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/mearth.html

Watersheds  

http://www.epa.gov/watershed

Water for Kids 

http://www.epa.gov/water/kids.html

Surf Your Watershed 

http://cfpub.epa.gov/surf/locate/

Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds

http://www.epa.gov/owow/kids.html

Polluted Runoff for Kids 

http://www.epa.gov/owow/nps/kids/

Drinking Water Kids Stuff   

http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/

Adopt Your Watershed   

http://water.epa.gov/action/adopt/index.cfm

All Along A River    

http://library.thinkquest.org/28022/body.html

Colorado 4H        

http://www.colorado4h.org