The purpose of the Missouri Nonpoint Source Management Forum is to facilitate collaboration between state, federal, local, nonprofit, and private partners and stakeholders to advance nonpoint source pollution (NPS) management goals in the state, with a particular focus on making and tracking progress in achieving goals put forth in Missouri’s Nonpoint Source Management Plan (NPSMP). Forums will focus on sharing information between partners that relates to the NPSMP, highlighting the following:
- Activities related to NPSMP priorities such as protection of wetlands, drinking source water and sensitive or vulnerable high quality waters of the state
- NPS project presentations, successes and lessons learned
- Watershed planning best practices
- Tracking progress in watersheds with 9-element WBPs
- Water quality monitoring efforts, technology, or methodology
- Education and outreach efforts, resources, or methodology
Forums also provide the opportunity for organizational updates about priorities, efforts, or focus areas by partners working in NPS mitigation as well as for forum stakeholders to share ideas and mine expertise from colleagues across organizational boundaries.
These public forums are held three times per year during April, August and December or January. Forums are scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon, and are held virtually or in-person at the Lewis & Clark State Office Building, 1101 Riverside Dr., Jefferson City.