NONPOINT EDUCATION FOR MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS (NEMO)

 

California Coastal Commission

Mission Resource Conservation District

State Water Resources Control Board

Local Government Commission

Department of Water Resources

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

UC and USC Sea Grant

 

For more information, contact the CA NEMO Partnership:

Cynthia Mallett
Mission RCD
990 E. Mission Road
P.O. Box 1777
Fallbrook, CA 92088-1777

Email:
cynthia-mallett@ ca.nacdnet.org

Tel:
(760) 728-0342

Fax:
(760) 723-5316

 

The California NEMO Partnership is an educational program for land use decision makers that addresses the relationship of land use to natural resource protection.

 

California NEMO Partnership
Educate land use decision makers about the link between land use and water quality

 

California NEMO Partnership
The California NEMO Partnership is a member of the National NEMO Network, which educates local land use decision makers about the relationship of land use to natural resource protection, with a focus on water resources.

NEMO’s Reason for Being
Natural Resource Protection is the Goal – Natural resource based planning is used to make the direct link between land use decisions and water quality.

Land Use Is the Issue – We believe that better land use decisions are the key to protecting the natural resources, community character, and long-term economic health of our communities. Research-based, professional outreach education is by far the most effective -- and most cost effective -- means by which to help California's communities make better land use decisions.

Local Officials are the Target Audience – Land use is the issue, therefore, the people making land use decisions are the key target audience. In California this means local officials serving on planning boards at the county and city levels.

History of the California NEMO Partnership
The California NEMO partnership was formed by local, state, and national agencies to develop a local educational program linking land use to water quality. We want to work with local communities to develop the tools necessary to protect natural resources and community character. The intent is to keep California’s land use decision makers updated on nonpoint source (NPS) pollution related issues. Natural resource based planning is introduced as a framework for dealing with land use issues.

Current Resources
A comprehensive resource list is available to assist land use decision makers in minimizing water resource impacts from development projects, and assist in complying with Phase II NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) Permit Storm Water requirements. See the CA NEMO Fact Sheet #1a for this list of resources.

Interested in the California NEMO Partnership?
Contact us to see how your agency and the California NEMO Partnership can work together to protect your town’s resources and character.

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The California NEMO Partnership is a charter member of the National NEMO Network.