Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Coming Soon to a Computer Monitor Near You! Exciting News and Free Stuff!

Here in the Environmental Services Division, talking to people about stormwater isn’t just a hobby of ours: it’s required!  We have a permit through the DNR that requires us to talk to people in the city about stormwater pollution and how to reduce it (although we would probably do it even without the permit).  Like every other organization, we’re constantly looking for new ways to bring our information to you…hence this blog.  Starting in February, we have a new way of communicating with you about environmental topics that affect you.  We’re starting a bimonthly webinar series. 

Webinars are like seminars you
can attend in your slippers.
If you’re not familiar with webinars, they are similar to a seminar.  A webinar is a seminar/presentation that is held over the internet.  Someone (that’s us) presents on a topic and participants (that’s you) watch and listen live.  We will have guest speakers who are experts or can offer different insights on our topics.  Some of the topics we plan to cover include: winter salt application, pharmaceutical disposal, the importance of trees in stormwater management, rain gardens, etc.  Every webinar will also be recorded and posted to our website upon completion so you can watch them later if you can’t make the live presentation.  If you have any suggestions for topics, let us know at 

To register for a webinar, visit our website at here.  You can click the link that is listed under each upcoming webinar; more will be posted throughout the year.  You will have to fill out a short form, and then you’ll receive an email confirmation.  On the day of the webinar, you can click the link in your email (or in one of the reminder emails) and voila! you’re attending our webinar.  There is also a tab at the top of this blog where you’ll find more webinar information and the registration links.

In addition to learning more about water and the environment, for every webinar you attend live (if you are a City of Superior resident) between now and June 1st, you will receive one entry into a drawing for a free rain barrel.  The drawing will take place in the beginning of June. 

For more information, please visit our website (listed above) or give us a call at 715-394-0392.  We look forward to your participation! 

-Written by Jillian Schubert Edwards

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