Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO)
NEMO is a nationally recognized educational program for local elected and appointed decision makers who have a role in addressing the relationship between land use and natural resource protection. Our mission is to help Minnesota and Wisconsin communities better protect natural resources while accommodating growth and redevelopment.
Northland NEMO is a collaborative of organizations in Minnesota and Wisconsin with working groups currently in the Twin Cities Metro Area and the Western Lake Superior Basin. Northland NEMO partners work together to offer educational programming, provide resources, and create effective tools to help communities make informed decisions about land use and natural resources.
NEMO provides non-regulatory, researched-based education that emphasizes:
- natural resources based PLANNING,
- applying low impact best management PRACTICES (BMPs), and
- adopting or revising POLICIES
that collectively support community goals for growth while maintaining clean water resources and minimizing impact.
The Watershed Game
The Watershed Game is an interactive tool that helps individuals understand the connection between land use and water quality. Participants learn how a variety of land uses impact water and natural resources, increase their knowledge of best management practices (BMPs), and learn how their choices can prevent adverse impacts. You can find more detailed information about the game on the Northland NEMO website.
Extension Educator, Water Resource Management and Policy
UM Extension Rgnl Ofc Farmington
Dakota Co Ext and Cons Ctr, 4100 220th St W STE 100
Farmington, MN 55024