FRIENDS OF THE ST CROIX HEADWATERS, INC.: Building the Capacity of the Friends of the St. Croix Headwaters

Purpose

The Friends of the St. Croix Headwaters (FOTSCH) will sponsor a project to build the capacity of the organization through increased membership and stakeholder support. With this project FOTSCH will conduct water quality monitoring on the Upper St. Croix River, conduct an educational outreach program, develop a river protection strategy including the identification of areas needing remediation, and become an advocacy group for river protection through local zoning, best management practices and statewide protective designations. A membership committee will be established to plan and implement member/volunteer initiatives. Opportunities for citizen involvement in river oriented events will be provided including development of a video, canoe/kayak trips, participation in Water Action Volunteer (WAV) monitoring, identification of invasive species etc. Water quality monitoring will be conducted through the citizen based WAV program and monitoring conducted by the UW Stevens Point CWSE including two tributary and four river sites, baseflow, spring runoff and event sampling. Project deliverables include: 1) copies of all educational materials developed, 2) organization effectiveness assessment results, 3) CWSE report on water quality monitoring results, and 4) Copy of the river protection strategy Project results will be share through press releases, public meetings, public mailings and web site information. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report.

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Rivers Planning Grant
The Friends of the St. Croix Headwaters (FOTSCH) will sponsor a project to build the capacity of the organization through increased membership and stakeholder support. With this project FOTSCH will conduct water quality monitoring on the Upper St. Croix River, conduct an educational outreach program, develop a river protection strategy including the identification of areas needing remediation, and become an advocacy group for river protection through local zoning, best management practices and statewide protective designations. A membership committee will be established to plan and implement member/volunteer initiatives. Opportunities for citizen involvement in river oriented events will be provided including development of a video, canoe/kayak trips, participation in Water Action Volunteer (WAV) monitoring, identification of invasive species etc. Water quality monitoring will be conducted through the citizen based WAV program and monitoring conducted by the UW Stevens Point CWSE including two tributary and four river sites, baseflow, spring runoff and event sampling. Project deliverables include: 1) copies of all educational materials developed, 2) organization effectiveness assessment results, 3) CWSE report on water quality monitoring results, and 4) Copy of the river protection strategy Project results will be share through press releases, public meetings, public mailings and web site information.
Engage Volunteers in Monitoring/Restoration
The Friends of the St. Croix Headwaters (FOTSCH) will sponsor a project to build the capacity of the organization through increased membership and stakeholder support. With this project FOTSCH will conduct water quality monitoring on the Upper St. Croix River, conduct an educational outreach program, develop a river protection strategy including the identification of areas needing remediation, and become an advocacy group for river protection through local zoning, best management practices and statewide protective designations. A membership committee will be established to plan and implement member/volunteer initiatives. Opportunities for citizen involvement in river oriented events will be provided including development of a video, canoe/kayak trips, participation in Water Action Volunteer (WAV) monitoring, identification of invasive species etc. Water quality monitoring will be conducted through the citizen based WAV program and monitoring conducted by the UW Stevens Point CWSE including two tributary and four river sites, baseflow, spring runoff and event sampling. Project deliverables include: 1) copies of all educational materials developed, 2) organization effectiveness assessment results, 3) CWSE report on water quality monitoring results, and 4) Copy of the river protection strategy Project results will be share through press releases, public meetings, public mailings and web site information.
Information and Education
The Friends of the St. Croix Headwaters (FOTSCH) will sponsor a project to build the capacity of the organization through increased membership and stakeholder support. With this project FOTSCH will conduct water quality monitoring on the Upper St. Croix River, conduct an educational outreach program, develop a river protection strategy including the identification of areas needing remediation, and become an advocacy group for river protection through local zoning, best management practices and statewide protective designations. A membership committee will be established to plan and implement member/volunteer initiatives. Opportunities for citizen involvement in river oriented events will be provided including development of a video, canoe/kayak trips, participation in Water Action Volunteer (WAV) monitoring, identification of invasive species etc. Water quality monitoring will be conducted through the citizen based WAV program and monitoring conducted by the UW Stevens Point CWSE including two tributary and four river sites, baseflow, spring runoff and event sampling. Project deliverables include: 1) copies of all educational materials developed, 2) organization effectiveness assessment results, 3) CWSE report on water quality monitoring results, and 4) Copy of the river protection strategy Project results will be share through press releases, public meetings, public mailings and web site information.
Grant Awarded
The Friends of the St. Croix Headwaters (FOTSCH) will sponsor a project to build the capacity of the organization through increased membership and stakeholder support. With this project FOTSCH will conduct water quality monitoring on the Upper St. Croix River, conduct an educational outreach program, develop a river protection strategy including the identification of areas needing remediation, and become an advocacy group for river protection through local zoning, best management practices and statewide protective designations. A membership committee will be established to plan and implement member/volunteer initiatives. Opportunities for citizen involvement in river oriented events will be provided including development of a video, canoe/kayak trips, participation in Water Action Volunteer (WAV) monitoring, identification of invasive species etc. Water quality monitoring will be conducted through the citizen based WAV program and monitoring conducted by the UW Stevens Point CWSE including two tributary and four river sites, baseflow, spring runoff and event sampling. Project deliverables include: 1) copies of all educational materials developed, 2) organization effectiveness assessment results, 3) CWSE report on water quality monitoring results, and 4) Copy of the river protection strategy Project results will be share through press releases, public meetings, public mailings and web site information.
Project Deliverable
The Friends of the St. Croix Headwaters (FOTSCH) will sponsor a project to build the capacity of the organization through increased membership and stakeholder support. With this project FOTSCH will conduct water quality monitoring on the Upper St. Croix River, conduct an educational outreach program, develop a river protection strategy including the identification of areas needing remediation, and become an advocacy group for river protection through local zoning, best management practices and statewide protective designations. A membership committee will be established to plan and implement member/volunteer initiatives. Opportunities for citizen involvement in river oriented events will be provided including development of a video, canoe/kayak trips, participation in Water Action Volunteer (WAV) monitoring, identification of invasive species etc. Water quality monitoring will be conducted through the citizen based WAV program and monitoring conducted by the UW Stevens Point CWSE including two tributary and four river sites, baseflow, spring runoff and event sampling. Project deliverables include: 1) copies of all educational materials developed, 2) organization effectiveness assessment results, 3) CWSE report on water quality monitoring results, and 4) Copy of the river protection strategy Project results will be share through press releases, public meetings, public mailings and web site information.
Develop/Distribute Brochures/Literature
The Friends of the St. Croix Headwaters (FOTSCH) will sponsor a project to build the capacity of the organization through increased membership and stakeholder support. With this project FOTSCH will conduct water quality monitoring on the Upper St. Croix River, conduct an educational outreach program, develop a river protection strategy including the identification of areas needing remediation, and become an advocacy group for river protection through local zoning, best management practices and statewide protective designations. A membership committee will be established to plan and implement member/volunteer initiatives. Opportunities for citizen involvement in river oriented events will be provided including development of a video, canoe/kayak trips, participation in Water Action Volunteer (WAV) monitoring, identification of invasive species etc. Water quality monitoring will be conducted through the citizen based WAV program and monitoring conducted by the UW Stevens Point CWSE including two tributary and four river sites, baseflow, spring runoff and event sampling. Project deliverables include: 1) copies of all educational materials developed, 2) organization effectiveness assessment results, 3) CWSE report on water quality monitoring results, and 4) Copy of the river protection strategy Project results will be share through press releases, public meetings, public mailings and web site information.
Issue News/Media Release
The Friends of the St. Croix Headwaters (FOTSCH) will sponsor a project to build the capacity of the organization through increased membership and stakeholder support. With this project FOTSCH will conduct water quality monitoring on the Upper St. Croix River, conduct an educational outreach program, develop a river protection strategy including the identification of areas needing remediation, and become an advocacy group for river protection through local zoning, best management practices and statewide protective designations. A membership committee will be established to plan and implement member/volunteer initiatives. Opportunities for citizen involvement in river oriented events will be provided including development of a video, canoe/kayak trips, participation in Water Action Volunteer (WAV) monitoring, identification of invasive species etc. Water quality monitoring will be conducted through the citizen based WAV program and monitoring conducted by the UW Stevens Point CWSE including two tributary and four river sites, baseflow, spring runoff and event sampling. Project deliverables include: 1) copies of all educational materials developed, 2) organization effectiveness assessment results, 3) CWSE report on water quality monitoring results, and 4) Copy of the river protection strategy Project results will be share through press releases, public meetings, public mailings and web site information.
Monitor Invasive Species
The Friends of the St. Croix Headwaters (FOTSCH) will sponsor a project to build the capacity of the organization through increased membership and stakeholder support. With this project FOTSCH will conduct water quality monitoring on the Upper St. Croix River, conduct an educational outreach program, develop a river protection strategy including the identification of areas needing remediation, and become an advocacy group for river protection through local zoning, best management practices and statewide protective designations. A membership committee will be established to plan and implement member/volunteer initiatives. Opportunities for citizen involvement in river oriented events will be provided including development of a video, canoe/kayak trips, participation in Water Action Volunteer (WAV) monitoring, identification of invasive species etc. Water quality monitoring will be conducted through the citizen based WAV program and monitoring conducted by the UW Stevens Point CWSE including two tributary and four river sites, baseflow, spring runoff and event sampling. Project deliverables include: 1) copies of all educational materials developed, 2) organization effectiveness assessment results, 3) CWSE report on water quality monitoring results, and 4) Copy of the river protection strategy Project results will be share through press releases, public meetings, public mailings and web site information.
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
The Friends of the St. Croix Headwaters (FOTSCH) will sponsor a project to build the capacity of the organization through increased membership and stakeholder support. With this project FOTSCH will conduct water quality monitoring on the Upper St. Croix River, conduct an educational outreach program, develop a river protection strategy including the identification of areas needing remediation, and become an advocacy group for river protection through local zoning, best management practices and statewide protective designations. A membership committee will be established to plan and implement member/volunteer initiatives. Opportunities for citizen involvement in river oriented events will be provided including development of a video, canoe/kayak trips, participation in Water Action Volunteer (WAV) monitoring, identification of invasive species etc. Water quality monitoring will be conducted through the citizen based WAV program and monitoring conducted by the UW Stevens Point CWSE including two tributary and four river sites, baseflow, spring runoff and event sampling. Project deliverables include: 1) copies of all educational materials developed, 2) organization effectiveness assessment results, 3) CWSE report on water quality monitoring results, and 4) Copy of the river protection strategy Project results will be share through press releases, public meetings, public mailings and web site information.
ATTAINS Water Identified for Protection
The Friends of the St. Croix Headwaters (FOTSCH) will sponsor a project to build the capacity of the organization through increased membership and stakeholder support. With this project FOTSCH will conduct water quality monitoring on the Upper St. Croix River, conduct an educational outreach program, develop a river protection strategy including the identification of areas needing remediation, and become an advocacy group for river protection through local zoning, best management practices and statewide protective designations. A membership committee will be established to plan and implement member/volunteer initiatives. Opportunities for citizen involvement in river oriented events will be provided including development of a video, canoe/kayak trips, participation in Water Action Volunteer (WAV) monitoring, identification of invasive species etc. Water quality monitoring will be conducted through the citizen based WAV program and monitoring conducted by the UW Stevens Point CWSE including two tributary and four river sites, baseflow, spring runoff and event sampling. Project deliverables include: 1) copies of all educational materials developed, 2) organization effectiveness assessment results, 3) CWSE report on water quality monitoring results, and 4) Copy of the river protection strategy Project results will be share through press releases, public meetings, public mailings and web site information.
 
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