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Empower Illinois: Strategies to Reduce Nutrient Pollution and Protect Waterways

The lakes, streams, and rivers of Illinois are vital for drinking water, wildlife, recreation, fishing, and industry, and everyone has a role in safeguarding water here and downstream.

Explore what nutrient pollution is by learning about the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, NLRS, and how it works to reduce nutrient pollution from nitrogen and phosphorus.

Whether you're a local landowner, concerned citizen, a steward of the environment – or all three – this presentation with University of Illinois Extension water quality experts will equip you with practical tools and knowledge so you can contribute to healthy waterways in your community.

In this webinar, discover the significance of nutrient management, learn about agricultural, homeowner, and municipal practices, and explore the successes of community-led watershed initiatives across the state. Learn about the latest updates on Illinois water quality, including progress made in reducing phosphorus discharges from wastewater treatment facilities, the addition of new agricultural conservation practices to the suite of recommended practices, green infrastructure adoption at home and within the community, and the approaches that are guiding Illinois toward a sustainable future and cleaner waterways.

This webinar was originally recorded on February 8, 2024.