With funding from the State of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council (TBRPC) coordinates the Stormwater Public Education Committee in District 7, which is comprised of staff in municipalities, counties, and non-profit organizations.
Delivering a safe transportation system that “preserves the quality of our environment” is an FDOT mission objective. FDOT’s active stormwater management program and support for local governments play an important part in meeting this objective. Stormwater discharges from FDOT projects and facilities are regulated under multiple water pollution control programs, including the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater permitting program.
The TBRPC Stormwater Management Public Education & Training Committee meets four to six times a year to discuss nonpoint source pollution prevention education, define issues of common interest, and best practices for supporting the NPDES permitting requirements. The committee is open to any organization that develops programs to support outreach and education on water quality. To become a member, please go to our sign-up form.
Meeting topics include discussion of local priorities and emerging issues; techniques and strategies for effective public education and outreach; employee training, implementation of best management practices, water quality sampling, and others.