Nonpoint source pollution management


Nonpoint source pollution is caused by rainfall or snow melt moving over and through the ground. As the runoff moves, it picks up and carries away natural and human-made pollutants, finally depositing them into lakes, rivers, wetlands and groundwater.

We promote partnerships that will actively engage communities in the restoration and protection of waters impacted by nonpoint source pollution.

The pages below contain supporting information to help you plan for and manage your project in partnership with our group.

2022 Funding Announcement

Funding opportunities to address nonpoint source pollution,how to apply for funds.

Program documents

2012 Nonpoint source management plan, annual reports, EPA guidance, federal regulations.

Project management

Contracting instructions, project administration, project reporting

Watershed-based planning

EPA's Nine Elements of a Watershed Plan, watershed handbook,plan examples, planning references, Statewide Water Quality Management Plan (SWQMP), master plans

Implementation projects

Best management practices, implementation references

Project monitoring and assessment

Sampling protocols, Sampling Analysis Project Plan (SAPP)

Education and outreach

Nonpoint source logo, mini-grants, newsletters, surveys and results, fact sheets,
success stories

Program partners


Estella Moore
Nonpoint Source Program Coordinatort

Kenan Diker
Agricultural Water Quality Specialist

Bonie Pate
Project Coordinator

Christa Trendle
Project Coordinator

Tammy Allen
Restoration & Protection Unit Manager