On-Line Classes Available
If you have ever wanted to learn more about the ability of ordinary citizens to stop pollution using the Clean Water Act, but haven't had time to attend one of our Covekeeper or Water Watch classes, now you is your chance to do on-line learning from the comfort of your home.
Learn to wield the power of the Clean Water Act to prevent pollution!
The Clean Water Act 101 Institute is designed to help the staff and volunteers of watershed organizations and others develop an action-orientated understanding of a powerful tool for river restoration and protection – the Clean Water Act. The Act’s programs and citizen engagement requirements can lead to huge on-the-ground improvements in water quality and habitat, but the law can be intimidating. Through this Institute, we help people feel confident with the core programs of the Act, understand how they are applied in their watershed, and feel empowered to make change for the better using the Act.
What and How You’ll Learn
River Network will provide a 6-month course to a cohort of 30-40 staff and volunteers from watershed groups, community organizations and others. This will be a great orientation for both beginner and intermediate staff looking to better understand the Clean Water Act. Starting in October 2014, the Institute will provide six, 90-minute webinars (one webinar a month) addressing the most important tools within the Clean Water Act, including (subject to adjustment to reflect participants’ priorities):
- Webinar 1: Clean Water Act: An Overview and Resources
- Webinar 2: Water Quality Standards
- Webinar 3: Point Source Pollution Control Permits: Wastewater & CAFOs
- Webinar 4: Point Source Pollution Control Permits: Stormwater
- Webinar 5: Wetland and Stream Alteration Permits and 401 Water Quality Certification
- Webinar 6: Restoration tools: Total Maximum Daily Loads, Nonpoint Source Program
To Reserve Your Spot
Reserve your spot for the full Institute online.
Not quite ready to commit to the Institute? Try our free online Clean Water Act Course!