An effective outreach program is essential for the effective control of the voluntary and incentive-based nonpoint source pollution program. This information and education (I&E) program is funded by the state and overseen by the State Water Quality Taskforce I&E Sub-committee. I&E includes field days and tours, public meetings, training and workshops, citizen science programs, posters and brochures.
Information and Education Strategy
Programs involved in I&E include:
Water Quality Annual Awards:
Each year the Utah Water Quality Task Force identifies those who have made a real difference in the protection and management of water quality in the state. These awards acknowledge the extra efforts made by Utah citizens that improve and protect our state's water quality, those who go above and beyond the call of duty, who have been leaders in their community, and who have been instrumental in changing people's behavior or in improving water quality in the state. Since 2001 over 35 educators have been selected to receive this award.
Outreach activities at the Bear River Festival for families to learn about the watershed.
Teacher and Utah Water Watch volunteer trainings to gain hands on experiences.
Water Fairs around the state provide education for 4th graders to learn about water and pollution