Citizen Involvement in Water Resources Issues in New England
A survey determined citizen involvement and actions taken about water resource issues in New England. The major findings were: (1) 50% of citizens had changed their yard watering practices in the last few years; (2) 43% had changed their use of pesticides; and (3) 12% indicated that they were actively involved in an environmental protection group. To obtain additional water resources information 55% of respondents indicated they would read printed fact sheets, 43% would read newspaper articles, and 37% would watch a television program. Extension will use these data to increase citizen involvement in water quality issues.
Wawrzynek, J., Mahler, R. L., Gold, A. J., & McCann, A. (2007). Citizen Involvement in Water Resources Issues in New England. The Journal of Extension, 45(5), Article 14. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol45/iss5/14