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Indian Howards Crk Lwp Kickoff Mtg Hcb,17mar08


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Indian and Howard Creek kickoff meeting for local watershed plan

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Indian Howards Crk Lwp Kickoff Mtg Hcb,17mar08

  1. 1. Indian & Howards Creek Local Watershed Plan <ul><li>Stakeholder “Kickoff” Meeting (18march’08) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Welcome & Introductions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview of EEP Local Watershed Planning (LWP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EEP Project Implementation; Example Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DWQ Existing Monitoring Data Review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Break </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stakeholder Group – Goals/Objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Watershed Issues (Part I) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting Particulars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions? Next Meeting Time/Place; Adjournment </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Group “Charter” <ul><li>Stakeholder GOALs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What do YOU want to get out of this process? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Short-term (next ~18 months) goals; group ‘functions’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Probably premature to develop longer range goals (>2 yrs) and group Mission Statement – wait at least until Phase I complete… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need first to better define and prioritize watershed problems/stressors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Name of the Stakeholder Group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Advisory Team (LAT); Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chairperson…? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Typically, not designated until later in the Planning process (Phase IV: implementation of Final Plan recommendations) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Stakeholder Roles/Objectives <ul><li>Typically, these include </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hear watershed study results & recommendations from EEP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help identify local watershed issues and priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help EEP to identify a good demonstration project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help identify priority sub-watersheds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide input (comments & recommendations) to LWP products/documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project Atlas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Watershed Management Plan </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Stakeholder Roles/Objectives (cont’d.) <ul><ul><li>Help EEP identify & rank the best project sites w/ willing landowners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Act as ‘bridge’ to local landowners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phase IV: Use final Project Atlas and Watershed Management Plan to help leverage funding for local projects that are not EEP-fundable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Restoration & Preservation projects that don’t meet EEP criteria/needs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stand-alone storm water BMPs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Watershed education initiatives </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Other Stakeholder Objectives? <ul><li>Short-term (next 12 to 18 months) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation topics at future meetings? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invite others (e.g., interested landowners) to meetings? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public meeting(s) – e.g., present findings/recommendations to local officials? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specific local watershed initiatives/plans (e.g., greenways, storm water planning) you want to see supported by this process? Grant funding opportunities…? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Habitat & WQ Improvement Mitigate Future DOT Impacts *Community Priorities* The best projects EEP Local Watershed Planning GOAL
  7. 7. Our Bottom Line <ul><li>We need your help in defining these local community priorities… </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Diagnosing’ Key Watershed Problems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying Effective Solutions (‘Rx’) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- EEP Projects (mitigation) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Non-EEP Projects (non-mitigation) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Other solutions (’prescriptions’) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E.g., institutional measures - land use recommendations, new or revised local codes/ordinances related to watershed protection, watershed education programs, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Local Priorities (Post-It Notes, Part I) <ul><li>What do you see as the most important local watershed issues affecting the LWP Study Area? </li></ul>~ 34 mi 2 75 mi 2 ~ 5 mi 2
  9. 9. Priority Watershed Issues ( Part I) <ul><li>What are the major watershed problems (things that need ‘fixing’)? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Localized ‘hot spots’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Watershed-wide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collapsing stream banks; degraded riparian buffer zones; cattle/livestock access; storm water drainage/flooding issues; incised channels; ditched wetlands; serious erosion/sedimentation; straight-piping problems; etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What & where are current watershed assets (e.g., headwater or riparian parcels worthy of protection)? </li></ul><ul><li>What are local barriers/constraints to restoring or protecting watershed resources? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Organize the Key Watershed Issues (Post-It Notes exercise: Part II) <ul><li>Next Meeting? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Group (sort & classify) the watershed issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E.g., watershed-wide vs. specific sub-HUs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Then prioritize (place in rank order) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Most urgent vs. ‘secondary’ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Sorting Watershed Issues <ul><li>1 - Organize by Resource Functions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Water Quality; Habitat; Hydrology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recreation/Resource Use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preservation/Conservation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2 – By Stressor/Source </li></ul><ul><li>3 - By Jurisdiction (Counties; Towns/Cities) and/or Agency/Group (WRC; Land Trust; SWCD/NRCS; COG) </li></ul><ul><li>4 - By Geographic Area (in specific sub-watersheds vs. watershed-wide) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Meeting Particulars <ul><li>Meeting Summaries, Action Items – to be sent out within 2 weeks after each meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting Agendas – 1 to 2 weeks in advance; input welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting Frequency - dates/times and location(s) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What days/times work best? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is this facility convenient for folks, and consistently available? </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>QUESTIONS/COMMENTS? </li></ul><ul><li>Next Meeting Time/Location? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>June : present Preliminary Findings & Recommendations (Phase I) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>THANKS VERY MUCH FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION… </li></ul>
  14. 14. NC EEP Contacts <ul><li>Mike Herrmann, Central Watershed Planner </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(919) 715-5458 [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hal Bryson, Western Watershed Planner </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(828) 268-2919 [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paul Wiesner, Project Implementation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(828) 273-1673 [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ecosystem Enhancement Program website </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>