Here are the responses to a short survey that was handed out at the event.
Do you think water quality is better now than 50 years ago in the US?
~1% In some ways
~1% Don't know
~1% A little in some cases
What do you think is most important for water quality in the future?
19% Government regulation
14% Natural habitat
14% Engineering design
1% Individual action
0.5% Population control, Global Warming, Conservation (each 0.5%)
What do you view as the main water quality concern?
|toxic runoff from mines|
|Use of rivers/reservoirs|
|Prescription drugs and chemicals|
|Too many chemicals are used|
|Overdevelopment - too many impervious surfaces
What do you suggest to improve local water quality?
|Reduce chemical contamination|
|Fire and rehire at the EPA|
|Educational programs in schools|
|Educ. about nonpt pollution|
|Engage organizations, citizens and gov|
|Disseminate education info through variety of media|
|Develop/produce programs to schools, integrate into curriculum|
|Protect and restore wetlands and estuary|
|Less use of drugs and chemicals|
|Clean polluted sites|
|I think ours is good|
|Better shoreline landscaping|
What local water bodies do you spend the most time in or near?
|Duluth area lakes|
|Lake Superior/Wi Point|
|Fish pine creek, white river, WI|
|St. Louis River|
|Creeks in Duluth|
|St. Louis Bay & River|