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Urban Waters Partnership

The Urban Waters 101 Series

The 101 Series contains need-to-know information on the Urban Waters program and all of its main components. The Series also reflects the focus and accomplishments of the Urban Waters designated locations.

101 Series pieces are intended to be shared as easy references to Urban Waters activities and as examples to guide and motivate urban waters work in other communities.

Urban Waters Core Components

Urban Waters Federal Partnership 101

Urban Waters Learning Network 101

Urban Waters Small Grants 101

Urban Waters Federal Designated Partnership Locations

Albuquerque: Middle Rio Grande 101

Baltimore: Patapsco Watershed 101

Grand Rapids: Grand River 101

Newark: Passaic River 101

Los Angeles: Los Angeles River 101

Missouri: Meramec River and Big River 101

Urban Waters Local Successes

While the Urban Waters Learning Network Exit has the most up to date local success stories, these early cases of local Urban Waters successes still show the types of work being done in communities and examples of our local efforts. We hope that program stakeholders can use this information to duplicate efforts in their own communities, or to reach out to the featured locations for networking and information exchange.