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Nutrient Pollution Educational Materials Online

To help raise awareness about nutrient pollution, which is caused by excess nitrogen and phosphorus in the air and water, EPA has developed new educational materials, including:

  • Community Outreach Toolkit: designed to assist watershed groups, NGOs, states, and federal partners with messaging and outreach to the media about nutrient pollution.
  • Nutrient Pollution Video: aims to raise awareness about nutrient problem, the first step in addressing and reducing the problem.
  • Postcard/Poster: shows a before and after photo of Lake Erie to illustrate the impacts of nutrient pollution.
  • Future Farmers of America Curriculum: EPA worked with several other federal agencies on lesson plans for young farmers about source water protection and management practices that can help control runoff to protect surface and groundwater.

You can access the first three and other materials at http://water.epa.gov//polwaste/nutrientoutreach.cfm. Use the “share this” button under the postcard to share it on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

The curriculum can be directly found HERE.