ROOT RIVER COUNCIL INC: Continuity & Revitalization Program

Purpose

The Root River Council will undertake the following activities relating to Horlick Dam and the Root River under the Root River Continuity and Revitalization Project: Horlick Dam - Conduct a minimum of four public workshops relating to the Horlick Dam. - Convene nine monthly meetings of the ad-hoc project committee. - Develop final recommendations and printed plan for the disposition of Horlick Dam. - Develop website for public comment regarding the Horlick Dam. - Provide DNR two copies of the Horlick Dam recommendation and written documentation of the workshops and monthly meetings, as described above. Parklands - Host/conduct two community-wide river clean-up events. - Host three public canoe outings. - Host one river-focused festival. - Partner with Parks and Public Works on restoration of 300 feet of river bank. - Provide DNR written documentation of the clean-up events, canoe outings and festival. Connections - Facilitate installation of Root River Pathway road markers, street level Pathway markers and City park identifiers along the Pathway. - Facilitate installation of Root River Pathway key at the Racine Transit Center. - Facilitate either mural or on-street Pathway markings on Pathway route. - Provide DNR documentation (including photos where appropriate) of the above, including numbers of installed items and markings. Machinery Row - Ensure that the Low Impact Development concepts from RootWorks Plan are incorporated into final Machinery Row redevelopment design. - Ensure Root River Pathway expansion as outlined in the Back to the Root Plan are incorporated into final Machinery Row redevelopment design. - Assist in education efforts towards brownfield redevelopment along the Root River. - Provide DNR documentation of the outcome of the efforts described above.

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2015
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The Root River Council will undertake the following activities relating to Horlick Dam and the Root River under the Root River Continuity and Revitalization Project: Horlick Dam - Conduct a minimum of four public workshops relating to the Horlick Dam. - Convene nine monthly meetings of the ad-hoc project committee. - Develop final recommendations and printed plan for the disposition of Horlick Dam. - Develop website for public comment regarding the Horlick Dam. - Provide DNR two copies of the Horlick Dam recommendation and written documentation of the workshops and monthly meetings, as described above. Parklands - Host/conduct two community-wide river clean-up events. - Host three public canoe outings. - Host one river-focused festival. - Partner with Parks and Public Works on restoration of 300 feet of river bank. - Provide DNR written documentation of the clean-up events, canoe outings and festival. Connections - Facilitate installation of Root River Pathway road markers, street level Pathway markers and City park identifiers along the Pathway. - Facilitate installation of Root River Pathway key at the Racine Transit Center. - Facilitate either mural or on-street Pathway markings on Pathway route. - Provide DNR documentation (including photos where appropriate) of the above, including numbers of installed items and markings. Machinery Row - Ensure that the Low Impact Development concepts from RootWorks Plan are incorporated into final Machinery Row redevelopment design. - Ensure Root River Pathway expansion as outlined in the Back to the Root Plan are incorporated into final Machinery Row redevelopment design. - Assist in education efforts towards brownfield redevelopment along the Root River. - Provide DNR documentation of the outcome of the efforts described above.
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The Root River Council will undertake the following activities relating to Horlick Dam and the Root River under the Root River Continuity and Revitalization Project: Horlick Dam - Conduct a minimum of four public workshops relating to the Horlick Dam. - Convene nine monthly meetings of the ad-hoc project committee. - Develop final recommendations and printed plan for the disposition of Horlick Dam. - Develop website for public comment regarding the Horlick Dam. - Provide DNR two copies of the Horlick Dam recommendation and written documentation of the workshops and monthly meetings, as described above. Parklands - Host/conduct two community-wide river clean-up events. - Host three public canoe outings. - Host one river-focused festival. - Partner with Parks and Public Works on restoration of 300 feet of river bank. - Provide DNR written documentation of the clean-up events, canoe outings and festival. Connections - Facilitate installation of Root River Pathway road markers, street level Pathway markers and City park identifiers along the Pathway. - Facilitate installation of Root River Pathway key at the Racine Transit Center. - Facilitate either mural or on-street Pathway markings on Pathway route. - Provide DNR documentation (including photos where appropriate) of the above, including numbers of installed items and markings. Machinery Row - Ensure that the Low Impact Development concepts from RootWorks Plan are incorporated into final Machinery Row redevelopment design. - Ensure Root River Pathway expansion as outlined in the Back to the Root Plan are incorporated into final Machinery Row redevelopment design. - Assist in education efforts towards brownfield redevelopment along the Root River. - Provide DNR documentation of the outcome of the efforts described above.
 
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