MILWAUKEE RIVERKEEPER: Enhancing Organizational Capacity & Effectiveness

Purpose

To build capacity to better meet the needs of the rural (upstream) portions of the Milwaukee River Watershed. This is a result of a need for a unique water advocacy to help implement SEWRPC Water Quality Management Plan update. The proposal focus on the rural portions primarily in Ozaukee and Washington Counties along with Dodge and Fond du Lac. These areas remain largely agricultural. This proposal would include: 1) Review SEWRPC plan. 2) Form a team of water related scientist and business leaders and create outline of ways to solve current watershed concerns. 3) Hiring and train water quality assistant to work with advisory team, volunteer water quality program, erosion control checks, manage storm drain marking program and work wit partners on buffer establishment and maintenance and web site context. 4) Evaluate website with attention given to rural constituents and e-news letters to promote items and tacks. 5) Expand citizen engagement opportunities and modify existing opportunities as needed. 6) Recruit new board members and evaluate staff organization structure to ensure financial resources are aligned with programmatic priorities to insure growth. 7) Provide report covering all project deliverables. Two hard copies and one electronic version will be provided.

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River Grant
River Planning Grant
RP-154-09
2008
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Activities & Recommendations
Grant Awarded
To build capacity to better meet the needs of the rural (upstream) portions of the Milwaukee River Watershed. This is a result of a need for a unique water advocacy to help implement SEWRPC Water Quality Management Plan update. The proposal focus on the rural portions primarily in Ozaukee and Washington Counties along with Dodge and Fond du Lac. These areas remain largely agricultural. This proposal would include: 1) Review SEWRPC plan. 2) Form a team of water related scientist and business leaders and create outline of ways to solve current watershed concerns. 3) Hiring and train water quality assistant to work with advisory team, volunteer water quality program, erosion control checks, manage storm drain marking program and work wit partners on buffer establishment and maintenance and web site context. 4) Evaluate website with attention given to rural constituents and e-news letters to promote items and tacks. 5) Expand citizen engagement opportunities and modify existing opportunities as needed. 6) Recruit new board members and evaluate staff organization structure to ensure financial resources are aligned with programmatic priorities to insure growth. 7) Provide report covering all project deliverables. Two hard copies and one electronic version will be provided.
Rivers Planning Grant
To build capacity to better meet the needs of the rural (upstream) portions of the Milwaukee River Watershed. This is a result of a need for a unique water advocacy to help implement SEWRPC Water Quality Management Plan update. The proposal focus on the rural portions primarily in Ozaukee and Washington Counties along with Dodge and Fond du Lac. These areas remain largely agricultural. This proposal would include: 1) Review SEWRPC plan. 2) Form a team of water related scientist and business leaders and create outline of ways to solve current watershed concerns. 3) Hiring and train water quality assistant to work with advisory team, volunteer water quality program, erosion control checks, manage storm drain marking program and work wit partners on buffer establishment and maintenance and web site context. 4) Evaluate website with attention given to rural constituents and e-news letters to promote items and tacks. 5) Expand citizen engagement opportunities and modify existing opportunities as needed. 6) Recruit new board members and evaluate staff organization structure to ensure financial resources are aligned with programmatic priorities to insure growth. 7) Provide report covering all project deliverables. Two hard copies and one electronic version will be provided.
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
To build capacity to better meet the needs of the rural (upstream) portions of the Milwaukee River Watershed. This is a result of a need for a unique water advocacy to help implement SEWRPC Water Quality Management Plan update. The proposal focus on the rural portions primarily in Ozaukee and Washington Counties along with Dodge and Fond du Lac. These areas remain largely agricultural. This proposal would include: 1) Review SEWRPC plan. 2) Form a team of water related scientist and business leaders and create outline of ways to solve current watershed concerns. 3) Hiring and train water quality assistant to work with advisory team, volunteer water quality program, erosion control checks, manage storm drain marking program and work wit partners on buffer establishment and maintenance and web site context. 4) Evaluate website with attention given to rural constituents and e-news letters to promote items and tacks. 5) Expand citizen engagement opportunities and modify existing opportunities as needed. 6) Recruit new board members and evaluate staff organization structure to ensure financial resources are aligned with programmatic priorities to insure growth. 7) Provide report covering all project deliverables. Two hard copies and one electronic version will be provided.
Wastewater Monitoring or Management
To build capacity to better meet the needs of the rural (upstream) portions of the Milwaukee River Watershed. This is a result of a need for a unique water advocacy to help implement SEWRPC Water Quality Management Plan update. The proposal focus on the rural portions primarily in Ozaukee and Washington Counties along with Dodge and Fond du Lac. These areas remain largely agricultural. This proposal would include: 1) Review SEWRPC plan. 2) Form a team of water related scientist and business leaders and create outline of ways to solve current watershed concerns. 3) Hiring and train water quality assistant to work with advisory team, volunteer water quality program, erosion control checks, manage storm drain marking program and work wit partners on buffer establishment and maintenance and web site context. 4) Evaluate website with attention given to rural constituents and e-news letters to promote items and tacks. 5) Expand citizen engagement opportunities and modify existing opportunities as needed. 6) Recruit new board members and evaluate staff organization structure to ensure financial resources are aligned with programmatic priorities to insure growth. 7) Provide report covering all project deliverables. Two hard copies and one electronic version will be provided.
Information and Education
To build capacity to better meet the needs of the rural (upstream) portions of the Milwaukee River Watershed. This is a result of a need for a unique water advocacy to help implement SEWRPC Water Quality Management Plan update. The proposal focus on the rural portions primarily in Ozaukee and Washington Counties along with Dodge and Fond du Lac. These areas remain largely agricultural. This proposal would include: 1) Review SEWRPC plan. 2) Form a team of water related scientist and business leaders and create outline of ways to solve current watershed concerns. 3) Hiring and train water quality assistant to work with advisory team, volunteer water quality program, erosion control checks, manage storm drain marking program and work wit partners on buffer establishment and maintenance and web site context. 4) Evaluate website with attention given to rural constituents and e-news letters to promote items and tacks. 5) Expand citizen engagement opportunities and modify existing opportunities as needed. 6) Recruit new board members and evaluate staff organization structure to ensure financial resources are aligned with programmatic priorities to insure growth. 7) Provide report covering all project deliverables. Two hard copies and one electronic version will be provided.
Informational Meetings
To build capacity to better meet the needs of the rural (upstream) portions of the Milwaukee River Watershed. This is a result of a need for a unique water advocacy to help implement SEWRPC Water Quality Management Plan update. The proposal focus on the rural portions primarily in Ozaukee and Washington Counties along with Dodge and Fond du Lac. These areas remain largely agricultural. This proposal would include: 1) Review SEWRPC plan. 2) Form a team of water related scientist and business leaders and create outline of ways to solve current watershed concerns. 3) Hiring and train water quality assistant to work with advisory team, volunteer water quality program, erosion control checks, manage storm drain marking program and work wit partners on buffer establishment and maintenance and web site context. 4) Evaluate website with attention given to rural constituents and e-news letters to promote items and tacks. 5) Expand citizen engagement opportunities and modify existing opportunities as needed. 6) Recruit new board members and evaluate staff organization structure to ensure financial resources are aligned with programmatic priorities to insure growth. 7) Provide report covering all project deliverables. Two hard copies and one electronic version will be provided.
Develop/Distribute Newsletter
To build capacity to better meet the needs of the rural (upstream) portions of the Milwaukee River Watershed. This is a result of a need for a unique water advocacy to help implement SEWRPC Water Quality Management Plan update. The proposal focus on the rural portions primarily in Ozaukee and Washington Counties along with Dodge and Fond du Lac. These areas remain largely agricultural. This proposal would include: 1) Review SEWRPC plan. 2) Form a team of water related scientist and business leaders and create outline of ways to solve current watershed concerns. 3) Hiring and train water quality assistant to work with advisory team, volunteer water quality program, erosion control checks, manage storm drain marking program and work wit partners on buffer establishment and maintenance and web site context. 4) Evaluate website with attention given to rural constituents and e-news letters to promote items and tacks. 5) Expand citizen engagement opportunities and modify existing opportunities as needed. 6) Recruit new board members and evaluate staff organization structure to ensure financial resources are aligned with programmatic priorities to insure growth. 7) Provide report covering all project deliverables. Two hard copies and one electronic version will be provided.
Engage Volunteers in Monitoring/Restoration
To build capacity to better meet the needs of the rural (upstream) portions of the Milwaukee River Watershed. This is a result of a need for a unique water advocacy to help implement SEWRPC Water Quality Management Plan update. The proposal focus on the rural portions primarily in Ozaukee and Washington Counties along with Dodge and Fond du Lac. These areas remain largely agricultural. This proposal would include: 1) Review SEWRPC plan. 2) Form a team of water related scientist and business leaders and create outline of ways to solve current watershed concerns. 3) Hiring and train water quality assistant to work with advisory team, volunteer water quality program, erosion control checks, manage storm drain marking program and work wit partners on buffer establishment and maintenance and web site context. 4) Evaluate website with attention given to rural constituents and e-news letters to promote items and tacks. 5) Expand citizen engagement opportunities and modify existing opportunities as needed. 6) Recruit new board members and evaluate staff organization structure to ensure financial resources are aligned with programmatic priorities to insure growth. 7) Provide report covering all project deliverables. Two hard copies and one electronic version will be provided.
Hire Local Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
To build capacity to better meet the needs of the rural (upstream) portions of the Milwaukee River Watershed. This is a result of a need for a unique water advocacy to help implement SEWRPC Water Quality Management Plan update. The proposal focus on the rural portions primarily in Ozaukee and Washington Counties along with Dodge and Fond du Lac. These areas remain largely agricultural. This proposal would include: 1) Review SEWRPC plan. 2) Form a team of water related scientist and business leaders and create outline of ways to solve current watershed concerns. 3) Hiring and train water quality assistant to work with advisory team, volunteer water quality program, erosion control checks, manage storm drain marking program and work wit partners on buffer establishment and maintenance and web site context. 4) Evaluate website with attention given to rural constituents and e-news letters to promote items and tacks. 5) Expand citizen engagement opportunities and modify existing opportunities as needed. 6) Recruit new board members and evaluate staff organization structure to ensure financial resources are aligned with programmatic priorities to insure growth. 7) Provide report covering all project deliverables. Two hard copies and one electronic version will be provided.
ATTAINS Water Identified for Protection
To build capacity to better meet the needs of the rural (upstream) portions of the Milwaukee River Watershed. This is a result of a need for a unique water advocacy to help implement SEWRPC Water Quality Management Plan update. The proposal focus on the rural portions primarily in Ozaukee and Washington Counties along with Dodge and Fond du Lac. These areas remain largely agricultural. This proposal would include: 1) Review SEWRPC plan. 2) Form a team of water related scientist and business leaders and create outline of ways to solve current watershed concerns. 3) Hiring and train water quality assistant to work with advisory team, volunteer water quality program, erosion control checks, manage storm drain marking program and work wit partners on buffer establishment and maintenance and web site context. 4) Evaluate website with attention given to rural constituents and e-news letters to promote items and tacks. 5) Expand citizen engagement opportunities and modify existing opportunities as needed. 6) Recruit new board members and evaluate staff organization structure to ensure financial resources are aligned with programmatic priorities to insure growth. 7) Provide report covering all project deliverables. Two hard copies and one electronic version will be provided.
 
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