Educational Objective

The University of Colorado Denver | CU Anschutz Medical Campus aims to ensure that all campus users have an understanding of the role they play in the prevention of stormwater pollution. To accomplish this, the university has implemented a stormwater education and outreach program that includes the following components:

Training Modules for Construction Teams and Staff

Construction activity is a likely cause of illicit discharges due to disturbances during active construction, materials used, and the waste produced. To prevent stormwater pollution during the construction process, University of Colorado Denver | CU Anschutz Medical Campus provides training modules for storm water pollution prevention and spill prevention which members of the construction teams complete. In addition, a Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Control Program ensures that construction contractors maintain erosion and sediment controls as necessary to prevent stormwater pollution.

Educational Information for Staff, Faculty and Students

Educational information on stormwater pollution prevention is available online for our staff, faculty, students, and the public. The Stormwater at CU Anschutz page provides campus users with information on our stormwater system, the stormwater pollution prevention plan and what they can do while on campus to aid in the prevention of storm water pollution. Stormwater articles are published quarterly in newsletters targeted to specific staff, faculty and students. See the Sustainability News section of our site to learn more about the sustainability initiatives throughout our campuses.

Educational Information for the General Public

The Stormwater at Home page provides the public with information on how they can implement simple stormwater prevention techniques at home to protect our local waters.

Collaborative Outreach Program

Through the Colorado Stormwater Council, the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus participates in a collaborative outreach program in conjunction with 88 other municipalities throughout Colorado. This outreach program includes a state-wide radio campaign, billboard, bus and bench ads, TV interviews and public service announcements.

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