Program Name: NEMO Nevada (Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials)
Program Purpose: Protecting water quality through community planning.
Description: NEMO Nevada is an educational program for land use decision-makers addressing the relationship between land-use and water resource protection. As our community continues to grow, the rapid rate of construction and development can have negative impacts on our natural resources, including water quality and quantity.
With appropriate planning, we can effectively decrease the need for best management practices to mitigate development impacts. This saves the community from expensive retrofits and maintenance projects.
This program is a collaborative effort of several agencies, led by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. It is modeled after the highly successful NEMO program of the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension. The NEMO network includes 33 states across the nation.
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