The Missouri Nonpoint Source Management Forum is a stakeholder workgroup, used to facilitate collaboration between state, federal, local, nonprofit and private partners and stakeholders to advance nonpoint source pollution (NPS) management goals in Missouri. The forum's particular focus is on making and tracking progress in achieving goals outlined in Missouri’s Nonpoint Source Management Plan. Forums will focus on sharing information between partners that relates to the plan, highlighting the following:
- Activities related to plan 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 watershed based plans
- Water quality monitoring efforts, technology or methodology
- Education and outreach efforts, resources or methodology
The forum also provides the opportunity for organizational presentations and updates about priorities, efforts or focus areas by partners working in NPS mitigation. Forum stakeholders also have the opportunity to share ideas and mine expertise from colleagues across organizational boundaries.
Forum meetings are held three times per year, normally during April, August and December or January. Information about upcoming and past meetings is available below.