“CEM” fosters watershed Best Management Practices (BMPs) on private land.
BMPs include forest management, tree plantings, rain gardens, rain barrels, and dirt & gravel road management. CEM empowers communities to reduce stormwater runoff pollution and improve stream health through hands-on conservation and education.
Communities that have demonstrated an interest in environmental management receive CI’s technical assistance and support. Municipalities, home owner associations, and civic groups can affect neighborhood-wide projects such as dirt & gravel road repair, tree-pest abatement, or large rain gardens. Individuals can organize and ban together through “Your Community BMP” to affect multiple smaller conservation BMP’s on private properties by planting trees or installing smaller rain gardens and rain barrels.
Apply for assistance for your neighborhood or community group (faith based, watershed association, social club, scouts, etc.).
Submit a propose to Your Community BMP. Deadline July 1 (fall projects) or January 1 (spring projects)
Writable PDF. Your Community BMP, Pre-Proposal
For information, contact Zachary Norris, Project Manager, at 304-258-8013 or firstname.lastname@example.org.