Public Involvement & Participation


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PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT AND PARTICIPATION

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) welcomes involvement from the public. For the purpose of the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP), the UMD “public” is defined as employees, students, and contractors that make up the campus community. We believe that an involved community is more likely to understand the need for, and thus support the success of a storm water program. We encourage involvement in its creation, implementation, and evaluation.
 
Public Involvement and Participation Best Management Practices (BMPs)

2a-1 Comply with Public Notice Requirements BMP Summary Sheet (2006)

2b-1 Solicit Public Input and opinion on the Adequacy of the SWPPP BMP Summary Sheet (2006)

2c-1 Consider Public Input BMP Summary Sheet (2006)

IDEAS 

    • Include storm water information in your classes. We can provide information about our storm water system and watershed, suggest possible class projects, and speak to your class about storm water and other water pollution issues.
    • Assist us in reviewing our best management practices. As part of our Storm Water Protection Program (SWPPP) we continue to develop written procedures. If you have special knowledge or concern in a particular area, we would appreciate your input.
    • Assist in hands-on clean ups and/or special projects. You can help with projects such as the annual Campus Clean Sweep, held in April during Earth Day celebrations. Let us know and we’ll see that you get the information you need.
    • Join our Storm Water Steering Committee. Each January, we assemble a storm water committee to assist with our storm water program throughout the year. Please let us know if you are interested
    • Other. Would you be willing to speak on storm water issues to other classes, civic, or student groups? Do you have storm water related projects that you would like us to help promote?