Issue #13

Winter 2024

News + Updates

We are pleased to announce dates and call for presentations for both the FOG Forum and Pacific Northwest Pretreatment Workshop in 2024! Save the date, plan your travels, and spread the news that we are now accepting abstracts from presenters for our two popular FOG related conferences. Click below to learn more and view the forms to submit abstracts for each event. Registration and more details will be available soon.

The FOG Forum: April 3-4 in Hood River, OR

Pacific Northwest Pretreatment Workshop: Oct 21-23

in Vancouver, WA

We'll be ringing in 2024 by kicking off another busy season of National FOG Abatement Trainings, both virtually and in-person. In addition to FOG content, we'll be offering new sections on emerging pollutants.

Our trainers will be visiting California, Arizona, Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee, New Mexico, Oregon, Idaho, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Illinois, Nebraska, South Dakota, Alabama, and Florida in the upcoming year to deliver trainings in-person. Webinars will be offered in Vermont, Colorado, Virginia, North Dakota, West Virginia, Utah, Delaware, Louisiana, Ohio, and Nevada. We are thrilled to be able to offer our FOG Abatement Trainings to so many states in 2024, thanks to grants from the USDA and EPA.

Check out our training page to see exact dates and locations, and to register today!

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Interested in trying FOG Data Management Software for free?

Thanks to a grant from the EPA, we are able to offer FOG data management software at little to no cost to 32 municipalities in the upcoming year. Municipalities that are low income, majority BIPOC communities, and/or have a population less than 10,000 will take priority in our selection process. If you're interested in participating in our FOG Data Management Software Program, reach out to Program Manager, Jean Waters ( for more information.

Outreach Tools: FOG Tips for Restaurants

Our final video in the FOG series with Goldstreet Design focuses on one of the most important facets of FOG outreach work - restaurants, or food service establishments (FSEs), and the employees that keep them running. Check out the video below and share with restaurants in your area to spread the word:

Special thanks to the USDA & EPA for funding our FOG abatement programming!

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