|David Waterstreet, Program Manager||Watershed Program||307-777-6709|
|Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401 Certification and Turbidity Waivers|
|Eric Hargett (Cheyenne)||CWA Section 401 Certification, Turbidity Waivers||307-777-6701|
|Data Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC)|
|Jillian Scott (Cheyenne)||Data QA/QC||307-777-6372|
|Nonpoint Source Pollution Program|
|Alexandria Jeffers (Cheyenne)||Nonpoint Source Program||307-777-6733|
|Surface Water Monitoring Program|
|Jeremy Zumberge, Program Supervisor (Sheridan)||Surface Water Monitoring Program||307-675-5638|
|Tavis Eddy (Lander)||Surface Water Monitoring Program||307-335-6957|
|Eric Hargett (Cheyenne)||Surface Water Monitoring Program||307-777-6701|
|Jason Martineau (Sheridan)||Surface Water Monitoring Program||307-675-5632|
|Triston Rice (Cheyenne)||Surface Water Monitoring Program||307-777-6353|
|Chad Rieger (Sheridan)||Surface Water Monitoring Program||307-675-5637|
|Michael Wachtendonk (Lander)||Surface Water Monitoring Program||307-335-6751|
|Surface Water Quality Standards|
|Lindsay Patterson, Program Supervisor (Cheyenne)||Surface Water Quality Standards||307-777-7079|
|Kelsee Hurschman (Cheyenne)||Surface Water Quality Standards, Harmful Cyanobacterial Blooms||307-777-2073|
|Madeleine Hamel (Cheyenne)||Surface Water Quality Standards, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)||307-777-7050|
|Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Program|
|Ron Steg, Program Lead (Lander)||Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)||307-335-6980|
|Bret Callaway (Cheyenne)||Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)||307-777-5802|
|Water Quality Lab|
|Steve Vien, Lab Supervisor (Cheyenne)||Water Quality Lab||307-777-7654|
|Alexandra Cook (Cheyenne)||Water Quality Lab||307-777-7151|
|Marisa Latady (Cheyenne)||Water Quality Lab||307-777-6783|
|Vacant (Cheyenne)||Water Quality Lab||307-777-3770|
This page contains a variety of supplemental resources for best management practices for dealing with and monitoring nonpoint source pollution. Among these resources include materials from the University of Wyoming, the National Resources Conservation Science, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the Wyoming State Forestry.
Best Management Practices Monitoring Guide for Stream Systems — Mesner, N. and G. Paige. 2011. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service Publication B-1213.
Best Management Practices: Monitoring Guidance — University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service
Electronic Field Office Technical Guide (e-FOTG)— Natural Resources Conservation Service
National Best Management Practices for Water Quality Management on National Forest Lands — Volume I: National Core BMP Technical Guide. April 2012. United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. FS-00a.
BMP Resources Available on EPA's Watershed Central Wiki — Contains over 1,000 watershed-related articles from a variety of contributing authors and organizations.
Wyoming Forestry BMPs — Available through Wyoming State Forestry, contains BMPs for Wyoming's forests.
- WDEQ “Know Your Well” Program: “Know Your Well Day” is March 13 of every year, but every day is a good day to learn more about your drinking water well. This page contains a variety of information.
- EPA’s Surf Your Watershed Website: This page contains a tool that allows you to locate your watershed and find a listing of citizen-based groups that are working to protect water quality.
- WDEQ Groundwater Pollution Control Website: The Groundwater Pollution Control (GPC) Program evaluates potential impacts to the groundwaters of the State by activities permitted at the local, state, or federal level.
- Barnyards and Backyards: This page, created by the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service, provides a variety of articles written by natural resource experts explaining better ways to live on your acreage.
- City of Casper Stormwater Management Website: This page contains information on the City of Casper’s Stormwater Management program.
- Pathway to Water Quality Project at the State Fair Grounds: This page contains information on the Pathway to Water Quality Project, which aims to educate citizens on water quality and their watersheds.
- EPA Polluted Runoff Education Resources Website: This page contains a deeper explanation of what nonpoint pollution is and things you can do to protect your water quality.
- NNOAA Nonpoint Source Pollution Website: This page contains more information on nonpoint pollution, as well as information on the SciLinks evaluation criteria.
- EPA Stormwater Calculator: This page contains the EPA Stormwater Calculator, which estimates the annual amount of rainwater and frequency of runoff from any site in the United States.
- CountyOffice.org: This page contains an internet database of county government offices in the United States and can be used to find contact information for local government agencies.
Request for FY23 Proposals Now Open
Clean Water Act Section 319 Grant
Clean Water Act Section 205(j) Grant
Final Proposals due October 3, 2022
The Nonpoint Source Program of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division is pleased to announce that it is now accepting proposals for projects to be awarded under Sections 319 and 205(j) of the Clean Water Act. Clean Water Act Section 319 and 205(j) funds for federal fiscal year 2023 (FY23) will be recommended to projects in the fall of 2022.
On a competitive basis, Clean Water Act Section 319 funds to reduce nonpoint source pollution are available to public and private entities, including local governments, cities, counties, school systems, colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, state agencies, federal agencies, watershed groups, for-profit groups, and individuals. Awards to individuals are limited to demonstration projects. Nonpoint source pollution is pollution which results from runoff of contaminants into surface waters or infiltration of contaminants into groundwater. It is generally associated with human land use activities such as agriculture, construction, mineral exploration, recreation, timber harvesting, and urban development. Section 319 grant funds are primarily directed towards “on-the-ground” watershed restoration or protection projects, but please be sure to read through all guidance to understand eligible project types and program priorities.
Clean Water Act Section 205(j) funds to address water quality management planning are available to cities, towns, counties, and conservation districts on a competitive basis. The Nonpoint Source Program anticipates receiving $80,000 of 205(j) grant funds for water quality management planning projects in FY23. Please note these additional project funds are subject to federal and state approval and are shown here as an estimate based on anticipated increases through the Biden Infrastructure Law.
Further information on grant requirements and proposal instructions as well as downloadable copies of required forms are provided in the “Resources” table above. Please be sure to read through the “Memorandum” documents first as they contain important guidance and instructions. Please be sure to download and complete the current forms as proposals submitted on past years’ application forms will not be accepted.
Please note that the Nonpoint Source Program will host a grants application training webinar via Zoom on August 8 from 10:00 to 11:30 am. The webinar will provide (1) an overview of the grants, proposal forms, guidance and application process, (2) information on how to develop a competitive proposal, and (3) an opportunity to ask questions about submitting a proposal. *New in 2022* Registration is required. Interested participants can register for the webinar here. The webinar will be recorded and posted for viewing.
If you need assistance with identifying Sage Grouse Core Areas as part of preparing a Section 319 grant proposal (see Section 319 Memorandum and Application Form), please refer to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Sage-Grouse Management/Sage-Grouse Data webpage.
Please contact Alex Jeffers, Nonpoint Source Program Coordinator at (307) 777-6733 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.