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United States Environmental Protection Agency
Managing Nutrients in Your Backyard and Your Community
Sponsored by: U.S. EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans, & Watersheds, Watershed Academy
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March 19, 2008, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, EDT (17:00-19:00 GMT)

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Nutrient loading from nonpoint source runoff is a common problem in watersheds. Nitrogen and phosphorus pollution continue to be included as top causes of aquatic ecosystem degradation across the nation. This Webcast will examine the serious impacts on water quality from excess nutrients and will highlight two exceptional programs at the state and local level that encourage homeowners, businesses, and neighborhoods to adopt more sustainable practices to prevent harmful runoff from yards and lawns. Our first speaker will Our first speaker will provide a description of the water quality problems associated with nutrients and a description of EPA’s national program to set water quality criteria for nutrients, followed by state and community perspectives on nutrient management initiatives as alternatives to conventional lawn care practices. Join us for this Webcast to learn how your community can encourage more sustainable lawn care practices to protect water resources.

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