Water Quality

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Scott Southall, Action Team Lead

Notes from last meeting:


  • newsletter article
    • write 1 article per quarter about green infrastructure
    • different green infrastructure or maintenance in each article
  • set concrete goals
    • targeted goals to roll out in the near future
    • assign people tasks to accomplish
      • organize by subject?
    • start meeting in person
    • research local officials
    • next meeting July 17th at 4:00 pm


  • Newsletter
    • Disposable masks & gloves are polluting water (inspired by environmental commission)
    • Publish in July?
    • Gather resources & key stakeholders in Google Doc
    • Educate about connection between litter & water
    • Lawn care?
    • Broad messaging
    • Themed?
    • Resources
    • Teach more with simple messaging
    • Highlight something that exists in Central KY
      • Rain garden
      • Other green infrastructure/BMPs
  • $500 Team budget for…? Perhaps stickers for a water quality campaign?


  • Identify community leaders to target
  • Come up with 1-2 concrete items to do as a small group to take to a small community
  • Lawn care
  • Graphics
    • Community water cycle
  • e-Newsletter
    • Water resources
    • Themes
      • Yard
      • Agriculture
  • Source water protection–Scott said he has graphics/a presentation
    • Play up public health in a positive way
  • Pull resource guide together
  • Pre-packing of materials for communities to use and put into their resources
  • Identify key stakeholders for newsletter
    • Send quarterly–start in June?
    • Stormwater Conference–piggyback/partner on someone else–for future, pan annually
  • Next meeting (May 28th, 2-3 pm) homework:
    • Add resources to Google Doc


  • Outreach to local officials
    • Maps for survey and supplemental information tailored to each community
  • Natural resource appreciation is up right now
  • Survey for local officials to get their input?
  • Quality of life issues–>water quality is important
  • We’re all starved for connection to nature
  • Not everyone has access to clean water
  • What do we mean by “water quality”?
  • #1water
    • Drinking water & waste water & storm water are all connected
  • “Human water cycle” graphic to get the point across
  • “A common message” for communication
  • MS4: Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System
    • Different in different communities
  • Fertilizer is an issue
    • Change the idea of the perfect lawn
  • Messaging needs to be simple
    • Use different language for different communities
  • Next meeting (May 1st, 2-3 pm), discuss:
    • Game plan
    • Outreach