5.3 Education Program

The District operates a watershed-wide Strategic Education and Communications program that provides general watershed information as well as targeted information.  The targeted education and public involvement activities identified in this plan, including promotion of a Long Lake Association and potential interest groups for other lakes, will be implemented to assist in the reduction of existing pollutant loading to Long Lake and other water resources in the subwatershed as well as to minimize the impacts of future development.  The specific targeted messages will emphasize conservation of the wide range of high-value resources in the subwatershed; volume control in landlocked drainage areas, including the area that drains to Mooney Lake; and developer education targeting Better Site Design, infiltration, and conservation of undisturbed native vegetation as sites develop.