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State of the Watershed" 2011

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Presentation given by Derek Douglas to the mayor of Jellico, TN and citizens at the Clear Fork Watershed Council meeting held January 27, 2010.

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State of the Watershed" 2011

  1. 1. Clear Fork Watershed Council January 27, 2011 Clear Fork Watershed Council’s “ State of the Watershed 2011”
  2. 3. Water Status is Good <ul><li>Cabin Hollow Creek </li></ul><ul><li>Capuchin Creek </li></ul><ul><li>Clear Fork </li></ul><ul><li>Davis Creek </li></ul><ul><li>Gum Fork </li></ul><ul><li>Hickory Creek </li></ul><ul><li>Jellico Creek </li></ul><ul><li>Laurel Fork </li></ul><ul><li>Lick Fork </li></ul><ul><li>Little Elk Creek </li></ul><ul><li>Little Tackett Creek </li></ul><ul><li>Little Yellow Creek </li></ul><ul><li>Louse Creek </li></ul><ul><li>No Business Branch </li></ul><ul><li>Stinking Creek </li></ul><ul><li>Tackett Creek </li></ul><ul><li>Terry Creek </li></ul><ul><li>Valley Creek </li></ul>
  3. 4. Water Status is Impaired <ul><li>Elk Fork </li></ul><ul><li>White Oak Creek </li></ul>
  4. 7. Origins of the Jellico Project 2006-2007
  5. 8. The Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team Southern Team 2008-2010
  6. 9. Build capacity to enable the long-term stability and success of issue related projects. Core Goal One: <ul><li>Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Press Releases </li></ul><ul><li>Grant Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Board Organization </li></ul>
  7. 10. Assist sponsor organization in conducting the watershed research and water quality monitoring critical to future funding. Core Goal Two:
  8. 11. Enhance community awareness and involvement through community education and outreach. Core Goal Three: <ul><li>Coordinating workshops with schools and youth groups </li></ul><ul><li>Creating publications to inform public of watershed issues </li></ul><ul><li>Tabling at community events and festivals </li></ul>
  9. 12. Support the efforts of community revitalization through economic development projects and celebrate and increase the awareness and understanding of local history and culture. Core Goal Four: Community Trails Initiative & Brownfields Project
  10. 13. Provide Professional Development for Volunteers Core Goal Five: <ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Professional & Technical Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Other Skill Building </li></ul>
  11. 14. CFWC Accomplishments in 2011 <ul><ul><li>Watershed planning process initiated. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruited over 30 volunteers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leveraged a total of over 3,000 hours of service from community volunteers! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secured $30,000 in in-kind donations, and $4,500 in grants and monetary donations. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 15. Projects in 2011 <ul><li>Water Forum-Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>Water Resources Management, Development and Participation Network </li></ul><ul><li>Brownfield Assessment Project </li></ul><ul><li>Community Trails Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Clear Fork Meth Project </li></ul><ul><li>Expeditions </li></ul><ul><li>Watershed planning/ water quality monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Baseline Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>The Big Dip 2011 </li></ul>
  13. 17. Rio Doce Water Forum--Brazil
  14. 18. What Is Asset Based Community Development? It is an approach to community-based development, based on the principles of: Appreciating and mobilizing individual and community talents, skills and assets (rather than focusing on problems and needs) Community-driven development rather than development driven by external agencies Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team (ACCWT)
  15. 19. <ul><li>It builds on: </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciative inquiry which identifies and analyses the community's past successes. This strengthens people's confidence in their own capacities and inspires them to take action </li></ul><ul><li>The recognition of social capital and its importance as an asset. This is why ABCD focuses on the power of associations and informal linkages within the community, and the relationships built over time between community associations and external institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory approaches to development , which are based on principles of empowerment and ownership of the development process </li></ul><ul><li>Community economic development models that place priority on collaborative efforts for economic development that makes best use of its own resource base </li></ul><ul><li>Efforts to strengthen civil society . </li></ul>
  16. 20. Workshop Discussion <ul><li>What are your concerns about the state of the Clear Fork watershed? </li></ul><ul><li>What all should be involved in planning </li></ul><ul><li>expeditions for 2011? </li></ul><ul><li>3. What month/week is best for Meth Awareness/Prevention campaign? </li></ul>

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