LOWER SUGAR RIVER WATERSHED ASSOCIATION: Capacity Building/Developing Watershed Plan

Purpose

The Lower Sugar River Watershed Association (LSRWA) will sponsor a project building on its first year of organization development and community outreach. This project will seek to advance the conservation leadership capacity of the LSRWA, to continue to build strategic partnerships, to develop a five-year strategic plan, and to take steps in developing a watershed plan. Projects deliverables are as follows: 1) Hire a part-time staff member to assist with administrative duties, planning efforts and events, 2.) Continue to identify and build strategic alliance with important stakeholder groups and individuals in the watershed, 3.) Develop a long-term vision and five year strategic plan, 4.) Plan and implement a series of \201CGet to Know Your Watershed\201D education, outreach, membership, and fundraising events with a general membership campaign, 5.) Sponsor a non-competitive student design charrette in collaboration with art teachers throughout the watershed to develop a professional quality logo, 6.) Host a \201CConservation on the Farm\201D event to showcase local farmers who have successfully implemented BMP\2019s for enhancing water quality and wildlife habitat. 7.) Create a Watershed \201CGreen Map\201D to locate and identify watershed-sensitive and friendly businesses, food producers, recreational activities and individuals that support the culture of the watershed, 8.) Develop a restoration template or model using previously collected watershed assessment data to bring landowners, citizens and other strategic partners together in a collaborative watershed master planning process.

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River Grant
River Planning Grant
RP-229-13
2012
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Reports and Documents
This report documents the outcomes and completion of objectives undertaken by members of the Lower Sugar River Watershed Association (LSRWA) as described in the organizations application for the above River Planning Grant awarded to LSRWA in 2012 by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Two extensions were requested and granted, as noted above. These extensions were requested for the purpose of completing selected tasks that required additional time for development.
 
Activities & Recommendations
Rivers Planning Grant
The Lower Sugar River Watershed Association (LSRWA) will sponsor a project building on its first year of organization development and community outreach. This project will seek to advance the conservation leadership capacity of the LSRWA, to continue to build strategic partnerships, to develop a five-year strategic plan, and to take steps in developing a watershed plan. Projects deliverables are as follows: 1) Hire a part-time staff member to assist with administrative duties, planning efforts and events, 2.) Continue to identify and build strategic alliance with important stakeholder groups and individuals in the watershed, 3.) Develop a long-term vision and five year strategic plan, 4.) Plan and implement a series of \201CGet to Know Your Watershed\201D education, outreach, membership, and fundraising events with a general membership campaign, 5.) Sponsor a non-competitive student design charrette in collaboration with art teachers throughout the watershed to develop a professional quality logo, 6.) Host a \201CConservation on the Farm\201D event to showcase local farmers who have successfully implemented BMP\2019s for enhancing water quality and wildlife habitat. 7.) Create a Watershed \201CGreen Map\201D to locate and identify watershed-sensitive and friendly businesses, food producers, recreational activities and individuals that support the culture of the watershed, 8.) Develop a restoration template or model using previously collected watershed assessment data to bring landowners, citizens and other strategic partners together in a collaborative watershed master planning process.
Information and Education
The Lower Sugar River Watershed Association (LSRWA) will sponsor a project building on its first year of organization development and community outreach. This project will seek to advance the conservation leadership capacity of the LSRWA, to continue to build strategic partnerships, to develop a five-year strategic plan, and to take steps in developing a watershed plan. Projects deliverables are as follows: 1) Hire a part-time staff member to assist with administrative duties, planning efforts and events, 2.) Continue to identify and build strategic alliance with important stakeholder groups and individuals in the watershed, 3.) Develop a long-term vision and five year strategic plan, 4.) Plan and implement a series of \201CGet to Know Your Watershed\201D education, outreach, membership, and fundraising events with a general membership campaign, 5.) Sponsor a non-competitive student design charrette in collaboration with art teachers throughout the watershed to develop a professional quality logo, 6.) Host a \201CConservation on the Farm\201D event to showcase local farmers who have successfully implemented BMP\2019s for enhancing water quality and wildlife habitat. 7.) Create a Watershed \201CGreen Map\201D to locate and identify watershed-sensitive and friendly businesses, food producers, recreational activities and individuals that support the culture of the watershed, 8.) Develop a restoration template or model using previously collected watershed assessment data to bring landowners, citizens and other strategic partners together in a collaborative watershed master planning process.
Grant Awarded
The Lower Sugar River Watershed Association (LSRWA) will sponsor a project building on its first year of organization development and community outreach. This project will seek to advance the conservation leadership capacity of the LSRWA, to continue to build strategic partnerships, to develop a five-year strategic plan, and to take steps in developing a watershed plan. Projects deliverables are as follows: 1) Hire a part-time staff member to assist with administrative duties, planning efforts and events, 2.) Continue to identify and build strategic alliance with important stakeholder groups and individuals in the watershed, 3.) Develop a long-term vision and five year strategic plan, 4.) Plan and implement a series of \201CGet to Know Your Watershed\201D education, outreach, membership, and fundraising events with a general membership campaign, 5.) Sponsor a non-competitive student design charrette in collaboration with art teachers throughout the watershed to develop a professional quality logo, 6.) Host a \201CConservation on the Farm\201D event to showcase local farmers who have successfully implemented BMP\2019s for enhancing water quality and wildlife habitat. 7.) Create a Watershed \201CGreen Map\201D to locate and identify watershed-sensitive and friendly businesses, food producers, recreational activities and individuals that support the culture of the watershed, 8.) Develop a restoration template or model using previously collected watershed assessment data to bring landowners, citizens and other strategic partners together in a collaborative watershed master planning process.
Project Deliverable
The Lower Sugar River Watershed Association (LSRWA) will sponsor a project building on its first year of organization development and community outreach. This project will seek to advance the conservation leadership capacity of the LSRWA, to continue to build strategic partnerships, to develop a five-year strategic plan, and to take steps in developing a watershed plan. Projects deliverables are as follows: 1) Hire a part-time staff member to assist with administrative duties, planning efforts and events, 2.) Continue to identify and build strategic alliance with important stakeholder groups and individuals in the watershed, 3.) Develop a long-term vision and five year strategic plan, 4.) Plan and implement a series of \201CGet to Know Your Watershed\201D education, outreach, membership, and fundraising events with a general membership campaign, 5.) Sponsor a non-competitive student design charrette in collaboration with art teachers throughout the watershed to develop a professional quality logo, 6.) Host a \201CConservation on the Farm\201D event to showcase local farmers who have successfully implemented BMP\2019s for enhancing water quality and wildlife habitat. 7.) Create a Watershed \201CGreen Map\201D to locate and identify watershed-sensitive and friendly businesses, food producers, recreational activities and individuals that support the culture of the watershed, 8.) Develop a restoration template or model using previously collected watershed assessment data to bring landowners, citizens and other strategic partners together in a collaborative watershed master planning process.
Informational Meetings
The Lower Sugar River Watershed Association (LSRWA) will sponsor a project building on its first year of organization development and community outreach. This project will seek to advance the conservation leadership capacity of the LSRWA, to continue to build strategic partnerships, to develop a five-year strategic plan, and to take steps in developing a watershed plan. Projects deliverables are as follows: 1) Hire a part-time staff member to assist with administrative duties, planning efforts and events, 2.) Continue to identify and build strategic alliance with important stakeholder groups and individuals in the watershed, 3.) Develop a long-term vision and five year strategic plan, 4.) Plan and implement a series of \201CGet to Know Your Watershed\201D education, outreach, membership, and fundraising events with a general membership campaign, 5.) Sponsor a non-competitive student design charrette in collaboration with art teachers throughout the watershed to develop a professional quality logo, 6.) Host a \201CConservation on the Farm\201D event to showcase local farmers who have successfully implemented BMP\2019s for enhancing water quality and wildlife habitat. 7.) Create a Watershed \201CGreen Map\201D to locate and identify watershed-sensitive and friendly businesses, food producers, recreational activities and individuals that support the culture of the watershed, 8.) Develop a restoration template or model using previously collected watershed assessment data to bring landowners, citizens and other strategic partners together in a collaborative watershed master planning process.
Hold Workshops
The Lower Sugar River Watershed Association (LSRWA) will sponsor a project building on its first year of organization development and community outreach. This project will seek to advance the conservation leadership capacity of the LSRWA, to continue to build strategic partnerships, to develop a five-year strategic plan, and to take steps in developing a watershed plan. Projects deliverables are as follows: 1) Hire a part-time staff member to assist with administrative duties, planning efforts and events, 2.) Continue to identify and build strategic alliance with important stakeholder groups and individuals in the watershed, 3.) Develop a long-term vision and five year strategic plan, 4.) Plan and implement a series of \201CGet to Know Your Watershed\201D education, outreach, membership, and fundraising events with a general membership campaign, 5.) Sponsor a non-competitive student design charrette in collaboration with art teachers throughout the watershed to develop a professional quality logo, 6.) Host a \201CConservation on the Farm\201D event to showcase local farmers who have successfully implemented BMP\2019s for enhancing water quality and wildlife habitat. 7.) Create a Watershed \201CGreen Map\201D to locate and identify watershed-sensitive and friendly businesses, food producers, recreational activities and individuals that support the culture of the watershed, 8.) Develop a restoration template or model using previously collected watershed assessment data to bring landowners, citizens and other strategic partners together in a collaborative watershed master planning process.
Hire Local Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
Hire a part-time staff member to assist with administrative duties, planning efforts and events
Watershed Mapping or Assessment
The Lower Sugar River Watershed Association (LSRWA) will sponsor a project building on its first year of organization development and community outreach. This project will seek to advance the conservation leadership capacity of the LSRWA, to continue to build strategic partnerships, to develop a five-year strategic plan, and to take steps in developing a watershed plan. Projects deliverables are as follows: 1) Hire a part-time staff member to assist with administrative duties, planning efforts and events, 2.) Continue to identify and build strategic alliance with important stakeholder groups and individuals in the watershed, 3.) Develop a long-term vision and five year strategic plan, 4.) Plan and implement a series of \201CGet to Know Your Watershed\201D education, outreach, membership, and fundraising events with a general membership campaign, 5.) Sponsor a non-competitive student design charrette in collaboration with art teachers throughout the watershed to develop a professional quality logo, 6.) Host a \201CConservation on the Farm\201D event to showcase local farmers who have successfully implemented BMP\2019s for enhancing water quality and wildlife habitat. 7.) Create a Watershed \201CGreen Map\201D to locate and identify watershed-sensitive and friendly businesses, food producers, recreational activities and individuals that support the culture of the watershed, 8.) Develop a restoration template or model using previously collected watershed assessment data to bring landowners, citizens and other strategic partners together in a collaborative watershed master planning process.
ATTAINS Water Identified for Protection
The Lower Sugar River Watershed Association (LSRWA) will sponsor a project building on its first year of organization development and community outreach. This project will seek to advance the conservation leadership capacity of the LSRWA, to continue to build strategic partnerships, to develop a five-year strategic plan, and to take steps in developing a watershed plan. Projects deliverables are as follows: 1) Hire a part-time staff member to assist with administrative duties, planning efforts and events, 2.) Continue to identify and build strategic alliance with important stakeholder groups and individuals in the watershed, 3.) Develop a long-term vision and five year strategic plan, 4.) Plan and implement a series of \201CGet to Know Your Watershed\201D education, outreach, membership, and fundraising events with a general membership campaign, 5.) Sponsor a non-competitive student design charrette in collaboration with art teachers throughout the watershed to develop a professional quality logo, 6.) Host a \201CConservation on the Farm\201D event to showcase local farmers who have successfully implemented BMP\2019s for enhancing water quality and wildlife habitat. 7.) Create a Watershed \201CGreen Map\201D to locate and identify watershed-sensitive and friendly businesses, food producers, recreational activities and individuals that support the culture of the watershed, 8.) Develop a restoration template or model using previously collected watershed assessment data to bring landowners, citizens and other strategic partners together in a collaborative watershed master planning process.
 
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