The state Department of Environmental Quality will hold a series of public educational meetings about nonpoint source pollution and what is being done to deal with the problem.

Nonpoint pollution includes a variety of problems, such as stormwater runoff from agricultural fields, lawns or other pollution sources that don’t come directly from a pipe. The free educational sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on the following days:

March 3, DEQ Conference Center, Oliver Pollock Room, 602 N. 5th St., Baton Rouge.

March 9, Tudor Community Center, 341 Bragg St., Pineville.

March 24, Jefferson Parish Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.

March 31, LSU/SU Agricultural Center, 7101 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles.

Registration can be filled out at For information, call (225) 219-3954 or visit tabid/2601/Default.aspx.