BIG IDEAS, BIG PRIZES!
THE NO POOP FAIRY IDEA GENERATION GAME SHOW!
The Regional Stormwater Protection Team (RSPT) of the greater Duluth-Superior area needs your help generating new, fun ideas about how we can all be the best stormwater protectors we can be!
The premise is simple;
one idea = one raffle ticket.
Send us your best idea, action, or public education topic the RSPT could tackle that would help protect our creeks, lakes, and wetlands from stormwater pollution and you’ll receive one Idea Generation Raffle Ticket. If you are all out of ideas, which does happen sometimes, you can also do a little research by reading one of the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (SWPP) documents for one of RSPT’s partner communities and comment on their plans. Is something missing from their MS4 approach? What requirements would you like to see your community approach differently?
Ready to play? Here is the link to the game show!
Send those ideas and thoughts to the RSPT team at the e-mail or phone number below and, boom, you’re entered in the raffle for a trio of FABULOUS prizes.
GRAND PRIZE: NO SLIP BOOTS from our dear friends at Tortoise and the Hare shoe store (up to $200 value). No slipping and sliding for the big winner this winter! Less salting too! It's really two victories if you have the best idea.
FIRST-PLACE PRIZE: $150 FILTROL MICROPLASTICS FILTRATION SYSTEM FOR YOUR WASHING MACHINE to keep those microplastics out of our waterways. We get it; the microplastics are so tiny you can't sort them out yourself. This prize does it for you. Big win for the watershed!
SECOND-PLACE PRIZE: $75 GIFT CARD TO PRAIRIE RESTORATIONS to add native plant species to your yard. This is a big deal because native plants help right away big time, and even more long-term! Plus, they are beautiful. Just sayin'.
THIRD-PLACE PRIZE: $50 DOG POOPER SCOOPER & DOG PICK UP BAGS to keep your pets' waste from entering our waterways. Maybe, just maybe, you've heard me say it before, but PICK UP YOUR PET'S DOOTY. This fabulous tool makes your responsibility all the easier.
Ready to “come on down,” or “phone a friend” or “buy a vowel?”
Click here and dump your wonderful watershed-saving idea in the form!
Looking for a little inspiration? Below is a picture of a street sweeper. But that’s no ordinary street sweeper, that’s a local street sweeper decked out in a huge, awesome decal that started out as an idea from a real person who thought that those street sweepers could provide a little education while they are also sweeping those streets. That could be you!
1. Suggestions that are offensive or frivolous (e.g., “let a T-Rex eat all the people”) may be chuckled at but will be ineligible for the raffle drawing.
2. Participants receive one raffle entry PER IDEA and PER SWPP document reviewed with a maximum of 10 raffle entries per person.
3. Contest open to residents of St. Louis and Carlton Counties in Minnesota and Douglas County, Wisconsin.
4. Minimum age limit to participate is 5 years old.
5. RSPT Chair reserves the right to establish additional contest rules as necessary to ensure a fair and open process in
keeping with the contest intent.
6. Contest is open to RSPT family members and friends but not to RSPT members.
7. Participants who qualify for multiple raffle tickets may win more than one prize.
Most importantly, the purpose of this contest is to gather public input. RSPT may or may not produce any, all, or none of the ideas submitted. By submitting an idea, you are giving your full permissions to implement your idea if RSPT chooses.
LINKS, NOTES, CONTACTS
MS4 = Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System. MS4 communities are cities, townships, large colleges, and road authorities in urban areas that are permitted by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to collect runoff from roads, parking lots, and other non-natural surfaces that discharge stormwater directly to wetlands, creeks, and lakes.
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP) documents can be found at these locations or by contacting the person listed below.
Duluth - MS4 Overview // Contact: Ryan Granlund 218-730-4088 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cloquet - Cloquet SWPPP // City of Cloquet Stormwater Website // Contact: John Anderson, 218-879-6758 or email@example.com
Hermantown - City of Hermantown Stormwater Webpage // Contact: Trish Crego, 218-729-3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Louis County - Water Quality Webpage // Contact: Carol Andrews, 218-625-3862 or email@example.com
Lake Superior College - Managing Stormwater //Contact: Tammy Wilman, 218-733-6906 or firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Minnesota-Duluth - UMD SWPPP // Contact: Jonna Korpi, 218.726.6245 or email@example.com
Midway Township - Jim Aird // For more information call: 218-348-3086 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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