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Stormwater and Litter Workshop
June 13, 2018

This workshop, held at VCU's Rice Rivers Center in Charles City, VA was sponsored by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program. Co-sponsors included Clean Virginia Waterways of Longwood University, NOAA, and the Virginia Water Monitoring Council. 

 

Stormwater professionals from across Virginia (plus a few from other states) spent the day sharing case studies, ideas and strategies to address urban trash pollution. The goal: explore ways to prevent litter through community-based social marketing, education, legislation, and innovation. Speakers shared strategies to intercept a piece of trash before it becomes part of stormwater runoff and conveyed to and through the storm sewer system via storm drains. Interception of trash is a sub-set of marine debris prevention, and it has unique features, challenges, and solutions.

PDFs of the presentations can be downloaded by clicking on the titles below.

Laura McKay, Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program
Welcome and CZM’s Leadership Role in Marine Debris Prevention (5.8 MB)

Katie Register, Clean Virginia Waterways of Longwood University
The Virginia Marine Debris Reduction Plan (3.2 MB)

Ruth Minich-Hobson, Water & MS4 Permit Writer, VA Department of Environmental Quality. Stormwater Update from DEQ (<1 MB)
   

Matt Robinson, Stormwater Management Division, District Department of Environment, DC
Case Study: Washington DC

Virginia Witmer, Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program
Influencing Behavior Using Community-Based Social Marketing (4.7 MB)

Hannah Seligmann, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, Alice Ferguson Foundation
Case Study: Community-Based Social Marketing in DC (3.1 MB)

Jason Rolfe, NOAA Marine Debris Program and Laura McKay, VA CZM Program
NOAA Marine Debris Program and Regional Efforts to Prevent Marine Debris (4.7 MB)

Small group discussions: Notes

 

To learn more about preventing marine debris and litter, please visit the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program!

Questions about this workshop should be directed to Katie Register, Clean Virginia Waterways, registerkm@longwood.edu or 434-395-2602. 


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