Water Resources

girl swimming with litter

Anti-litter campaign illustrates "if it's on the ground, it's in our water".

Water Quality grants awarded for 2014

Water Quality logo-Small, no taglineThe Water Quality Education Committee mini-grant program is designed to improve public understanding of the negative impact that stormwater runoff has on our local rivers and streams. These grants allow individuals and community groups to develop educational activities, host events and implement projects. More»

Know your roots

Most lawns in the Kansas City region are planted with non-native turf grasses like fescue. While these grasses are attractive and colorful, their short roots do not absorb and filter water effectively. Non-native lawns also require more mowing and watering than native landscapes.
Landscape with native plants»

Presentations available from the Regional Stormwater Symposium 

Stormwater Symposium web story artThe MARC Water Quality Education Committee hosted the 2014 Kansas City Regional Stormwater Symposium on October 30, 2014. The event convened representatives from public works, planning, water and parks departments, engineering firms, regulatory agencies and nonprofit organizations to reflect upon the history and future of stormwater management efforts in the Greater Kansas City area.

The symposium featured an agency panel with representatives from Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the US Environmental Protection Agency and Kansas Department of Health and Environment. It was an opportunity to discover how these agencies envision the future of stormwater management and compliance and will include a special Q&A session.

Download presentations from the event»