Step one is complete! We have a final Charter, a Technical Work Plan, and a Communication and Outreach Plan and we’re off to the races. The next step is to reach a common understanding of our water resources. In strategic planning we call the next phase the “environmental scan” where we do a broad survey of available information to help us understand what we know and what we don’t know. All of the information we collect at this stage will help us be strategic about how we move forward in the planning effort.
Open call for information!
So, partners, it’s time to open your cupboards. What data, information, studies, and reports do you have that you can contribute to this stew? We are looking for sources of information that are most useful and most relevant to helping the Partnership understand the water resources in the Mid-Coast. We have a pretty good start in the Reading Room, but we need to do a little bit more digging. If you have materials to contribute, email them to our technical consultant – GSI Water Solutions.
- Check out the current reports in the Reading Room – do you have anything to add?
- Review the DRAFT Bibliography – what is it missing?
- Take a look at the Technical Work Plan – what data or information would help us understand the topics outlined in that document?
Join a study group!
Another way to be involved is to join a study group. The Technical Work Plan is broken into several topic areas – water quantity, water quality, ecology, and built systems – and we will have a study group assisting the technical consultant with each topic area. The minimum commitment for a study group is two meetings – one in June and one in September. Of course, that’s just the minimum commitment – you are welcome and encouraged to contribute as your time allows.
Water Quantity: June 21 and September 12, 9:30 – noon
Water Quality: June 21 and September 12, 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Ecology: June 22 and September 13, 9:30 – noon
Built Systems: June 22 and September 13, 2:00 – 4:30pm
- Indicate your interest in joining a Study Group by emailing our facilitation team at email@example.com.
Get out in the field!
An important part of understanding our water system is getting out onto the ground to look at the landscape and our water systems and learn from each other. See below for the proposed field trips and stay tuned for more information
Watershed Processes: Salmon Creek Watershed – July 27
Watershed Quantity & Supply: Siletz River Watershed – September 28
Built Infrastructure: Waldport / Yachats – November 9
Share your thoughts!
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