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Project Description

  • The stated goals of this watershed planning effort are to:
    • Improve water quality to support healthy populations of fish and shellfish
    • Improve habitats necessary to support healthy populations of fish and shellfish
    • Protect continued customary uses of biological resources to preserve culture, heritage and traditional ecological knowledge of the watershed
    • Improve watershed resiliency to sea level rise and changing climate impacts
    • Expand opportunities for community access to the open spaces and waters of the watershed
  • The stated objectives of this watershed planning effort conform to the U.S. EPA's nine elements of watershed planning including:
    • Build Partnerships, including identification of key stakeholders and solicitation of community input and concerns
    • Characterize the Watershed, including creation of a natural and cultural resource inventory, identification of causes and sources of impairments, identification of data gaps and estimation of pollutant loads
    • Set Goals and Identify Solutions including determination of pollutant reduction loads needed and management measures to achieve goals
    • Design Implementation Program including implementation schedule, interim milestones, criteria to measure progress, monitoring component, information/education program, and identification of technical and financial assistance needed to implement plan

Outreach Plan

  • To address the varied and often conflicted opinions of potential stakeholders in the Fowl River Watershed, the consultant will design and facilitate a comprehensive engagement strategy. The consultant will execute the process in a manner that helps achieve Objective 1 for EPA's nine elements of watershed planning: Build partnership, including identification and solicitation of community input and concerns. This strategy will include Leadership Group, Communication Plan, Outreach Plan, Engagement, and Deliverables.

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