Water Quality Public Education Committee (WQEC)
Since 2003, MARC has convened a committee of representatives from local governments and environmental organizations to develop a regional water quality public education program. The committee was formed in response to numerous requests from local governments to develop a cooperative approach to water quality public education and to meet federal NPDES Phase I/II regulatory requirements. The committee’s efforts have provided a firm foundation for its goal of educating the general public about actions they can take to reduce non-point source (NPS) pollution.
The Regional Water Quality Public Education Program is a comprehensive approach to raising public awareness about watershed issues and water quality in the Kansas City region. Currently, 22 local governments participate in the Water Quality Education Committee.
To read about the committee’s recent activities and accomplishments, view the 2012 Annual Report (pdf).
View additional publications here.
Meeting dates and times for 2013
The Regional Water Quality Public Education Committee meetings are held quarterly and are typically held at the MARC offices from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Dates for 2013:
- January 17, 2013
- April 18, 2013
- July 18, 2013
- October 17, 2013
Meetings are open to the public.
For additional information about the Water Quality Education Committee, contact Lesley Rigney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-701-8355.