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dc.contributor.advisorPigg, Kenneth E.eng
dc.contributor.authorBaumer, Michele D.eng
dc.coverage.spatialMissouri -- Hinkson Creek Watershed (Boone County)eng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Summereng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on January 3, 2007)eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Rural sociology.eng
dc.description.abstractThis study explored the attitudes and opinions of 4,653 homeowners in the Hinkson Creek watershed regarding water quality and environmentalism in the watershed. The Hinkson Creek flows north to south through Boone County and the city of Columbia (population 90,000) in central Missouri with a watershed that covers approximately 57,500 acres. Eight focus groups were conducted with people living in rural, exurban, suburban and urban portions of the watershed. They revealed a high level of concern for the large amount of development occurring in Boone County and how it will affect streams. A mail survey, designed from the information gained from the focus groups revealed that respondents know little about water quality in their area; whether Hinkson Creek was polluted, the largest contributors of water pollution to Hinkson Creek and they did not understand the term nonpoint source pollution. The information gained from this study can be used to develop educational programs.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb6172872xeng
dc.identifier.oclc187050737eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/4980
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/4980eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollection2007 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2007 Theseseng
dc.subject.lcshWater quality managementeng
dc.subject.lcshEnvironmentalismeng
dc.titleAttitudes, awareness and actions of the residents of the Hinkson Creek watershed regarding water quality and environmentalismeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineRural sociology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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