Monday, October 11, 2010

EPA's Healthy Watershed Initiative- Webcast

EPA's Healthy Watershed Initiative: Protecting Our High Quality Waters and Watersheds

Free Watershed Academy Webcast hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds

Wednesday, October 13th from 1 - 3 pm EST

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Join us for this exciting Webcast on EPA's new Healthy Watersheds Initiative. While most EPA water quality programs have focused on restoring impaired waters, the new Healthy Watersheds Initiative encourages states, local governments, watershed organizations and others to protect and maintain healthy waterbodies as well.

Healthy watersheds provide our communities with drinking water, recreational opportunities, environmental benefits and services, including clean water for healthy aquatic ecosystems, habitat for fish and wildlife, and better resilience against storms and floods, climate change and future land use changes. Protecting healthy watersheds will result in considerable savings over time if the need for costly restoration can be avoided in watersheds that would otherwise become impaired by cumulative impacts of multiple stressors.

Join us for this Webcast to learn what tools EPA is developing to help promote Healthy Watersheds and to hear about what several states are doing to protect their healthy watersheds.

You must register in advance to attend this Webcast.
Note: Your computer must have the capability of playing sound in order to attend this Webcast.

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