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- Stormwater Management Committee - Sustainability Advisory Board
- Creek Cleanup - Curb Inlet Cleaning - Street Sweeping - Public Education
- National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

Many government and non-governmental organizations provide help and information concerning stormwater and runoff issues. Here are a few resources that we recommend.

  • Blue River Watershed Association (brwa.net) is dedicating to "protecting and restoring the Blue River Watershed through community education and outreach, demonstration projects and strategic partnerships with key members of the metro community"

  • Mid-America Regional Council (marc.org) "promotes regional cooperation and develops innovative solutions"

  • Kansas Dept. of Health & Environment Division of Environment (kdheks.gov/environment) "conducts regulatory programs involving public water supplies, industrial discharges, wastewater treatment systems, solid waste landfills, hazardous waste, air emissions, radioactive materials, asbestos removal, refined petroleum storage tanks, and other sources which impact the environment"

  • Environmental Protection Agency (epa.gov) "has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people" since 1970. Its mission is to "protect human health and the environment"

  • Grow Native (grownative.org) "helps protect and restore - biodiversity by increasing conservation awareness of native plants and the effective use"

  • Johnson County Stormwater Program (jocogov.org) provides "financial, technical, and other stormwater assistance services to encourage regional solutions for protecting human lives and property, conserving natural resources, and promoting appropriate public use of Johnson County stream corridors"

  • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (noaa.gov) works "to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them"

  • Bridging the Gap (bridgingthegap.org) "works to make the Kansas City region sustainable by connecting environment, economy and community"

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (fema.gov) supports "our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards"