LOWER SUGAR RIVER WATERSHED ASSOCIATION: Organizational Building/Citizen Scientists

Purpose

The LSRWA will undertake a River Planning Project that will address organizational and land and water conservation/management goals. Project deliverables are as follows: 1.) Acquire a laptop and software to facilitate communications and enable centralized recordkeeping, accounting, and database development, 2.) Continue to develop and implement a fundraising plan and membership program, 3.) Hold citizen science training and workshops (Watershed Rapid Assessment Survey annually and four restoration workshops), 4.) Promote and disseminate the restoration template to demonstrate and implement best management practices (BMPs) with willing landowners, 5.) Develop watershed education programming to increase watershed literacy in schools and the community, 6.) Continue funding part-time staff position to carry out daily operations, 7.) Create \201CWatershed Issues Orientation Folders\201D and add organization documents to the LSRWA website, 8.) Ongoing website maintenance and development.

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River Grant
River Planning Grant
RP-246-14
2013
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Activities & Recommendations
Grant Awarded
The LSRWA will undertake a River Planning Project that will address organizational and land and water conservation/management goals. Project deliverables are as follows: 1.) Acquire a laptop and software to facilitate communications and enable centralized record keeping, accounting, and database development, 2.) Continue to develop and implement a fundraising plan and membership program, 3.) Hold citizen science training and workshops (Watershed Rapid Assessment Survey annually and four restoration workshops), 4.) Promote and disseminate the restoration template to demonstrate and implement best management practices (BMPs) with willing landowners, 5.) Develop watershed education programming to increase watershed literacy in schools and the community, 6.) Continue funding part-time staff position to carry out daily operations, 7.) Create "Watershed Issues Orientation Folders" and add organization documents to the LSRWA website, 8.) Ongoing website maintenance and development.
Rivers Planning Grant
The LSRWA will undertake a River Planning Project that will address organizational and land and water conservation/management goals. Project deliverables are as follows: 1.) Acquire a laptop and software to facilitate communications and enable centralized record keeping, accounting, and database development, 2.) Continue to develop and implement a fundraising plan and membership program, 3.) Hold citizen science training and workshops (Watershed Rapid Assessment Survey annually and four restoration workshops), 4.) Promote and disseminate the restoration template to demonstrate and implement best management practices (BMPs) with willing landowners, 5.) Develop watershed education programming to increase watershed literacy in schools and the community, 6.) Continue funding part-time staff position to carry out daily operations, 7.) Create "Watershed Issues Orientation Folders" and add organization documents to the LSRWA website, 8.) Ongoing website maintenance and development.
Informational Meetings
The LSRWA will undertake a River Planning Project that will address organizational and land and water conservation/management goals. Project deliverables are as follows: 1.) Acquire a laptop and software to facilitate communications and enable centralized record keeping, accounting, and database development, 2.) Continue to develop and implement a fundraising plan and membership program, 3.) Hold citizen science training and workshops (Watershed Rapid Assessment Survey annually and four restoration workshops), 4.) Promote and disseminate the restoration template to demonstrate and implement best management practices (BMPs) with willing landowners, 5.) Develop watershed education programming to increase watershed literacy in schools and the community, 6.) Continue funding part-time staff position to carry out daily operations, 7.) Create "Watershed Issues Orientation Folders" and add organization documents to the LSRWA website, 8.) Ongoing website maintenance and development.
Best Management Practices, Implement
The LSRWA will undertake a River Planning Project that will address organizational and land and water conservation/management goals. Project deliverables are as follows: 1.) Acquire a laptop and software to facilitate communications and enable centralized record keeping, accounting, and database development, 2.) Continue to develop and implement a fundraising plan and membership program, 3.) Hold citizen science training and workshops (Watershed Rapid Assessment Survey annually and four restoration workshops), 4.) Promote and disseminate the restoration template to demonstrate and implement best management practices (BMPs) with willing landowners, 5.) Develop watershed education programming to increase watershed literacy in schools and the community, 6.) Continue funding part-time staff position to carry out daily operations, 7.) Create "Watershed Issues Orientation Folders" and add organization documents to the LSRWA website, 8.) Ongoing website maintenance and development.
Hold Workshops
The LSRWA will undertake a River Planning Project that will address organizational and land and water conservation/management goals. Project deliverables are as follows: 1.) Acquire a laptop and software to facilitate communications and enable centralized record keeping, accounting, and database development, 2.) Continue to develop and implement a fundraising plan and membership program, 3.) Hold citizen science training and workshops (Watershed Rapid Assessment Survey annually and four restoration workshops), 4.) Promote and disseminate the restoration template to demonstrate and implement best management practices (BMPs) with willing landowners, 5.) Develop watershed education programming to increase watershed literacy in schools and the community, 6.) Continue funding part-time staff position to carry out daily operations, 7.) Create "Watershed Issues Orientation Folders" and add organization documents to the LSRWA website, 8.) Ongoing website maintenance and development.
Information and Education
The LSRWA will undertake a River Planning Project that will address organizational and land and water conservation/management goals. Project deliverables are as follows: 1.) Acquire a laptop and software to facilitate communications and enable centralized record keeping, accounting, and database development, 2.) Continue to develop and implement a fundraising plan and membership program, 3.) Hold citizen science training and workshops (Watershed Rapid Assessment Survey annually and four restoration workshops), 4.) Promote and disseminate the restoration template to demonstrate and implement best management practices (BMPs) with willing landowners, 5.) Develop watershed education programming to increase watershed literacy in schools and the community, 6.) Continue funding part-time staff position to carry out daily operations, 7.) Create "Watershed Issues Orientation Folders" and add organization documents to the LSRWA website, 8.) Ongoing website maintenance and development.
Develop/Distribute Brochures/Literature
The LSRWA will undertake a River Planning Project that will address organizational and land and water conservation/management goals. Project deliverables are as follows: 1.) Acquire a laptop and software to facilitate communications and enable centralized record keeping, accounting, and database development, 2.) Continue to develop and implement a fundraising plan and membership program, 3.) Hold citizen science training and workshops (Watershed Rapid Assessment Survey annually and four restoration workshops), 4.) Promote and disseminate the restoration template to demonstrate and implement best management practices (BMPs) with willing landowners, 5.) Develop watershed education programming to increase watershed literacy in schools and the community, 6.) Continue funding part-time staff position to carry out daily operations, 7.) Create "Watershed Issues Orientation Folders" and add organization documents to the LSRWA website, 8.) Ongoing website maintenance and development.
Hire Local Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
The LSRWA will undertake a River Planning Project that will address organizational and land and water conservation/management goals. Project deliverables are as follows: 1.) Acquire a laptop and software to facilitate communications and enable centralized record keeping, accounting, and database development, 2.) Continue to develop and implement a fundraising plan and membership program, 3.) Hold citizen science training and workshops (Watershed Rapid Assessment Survey annually and four restoration workshops), 4.) Promote and disseminate the restoration template to demonstrate and implement best management practices (BMPs) with willing landowners, 5.) Develop watershed education programming to increase watershed literacy in schools and the community, 6.) Continue funding part-time staff position to carry out daily operations, 7.) Create "Watershed Issues Orientation Folders" and add organization documents to the LSRWA website, 8.) Ongoing website maintenance and development.
ATTAINS Water Identified for Protection
The LSRWA will undertake a River Planning Project that will address organizational and land and water conservation/management goals. Project deliverables are as follows: 1.) Acquire a laptop and software to facilitate communications and enable centralized record keeping, accounting, and database development, 2.) Continue to develop and implement a fundraising plan and membership program, 3.) Hold citizen science training and workshops (Watershed Rapid Assessment Survey annually and four restoration workshops), 4.) Promote and disseminate the restoration template to demonstrate and implement best management practices (BMPs) with willing landowners, 5.) Develop watershed education programming to increase watershed literacy in schools and the community, 6.) Continue funding part-time staff position to carry out daily operations, 7.) Create "Watershed Issues Orientation Folders" and add organization documents to the LSRWA website, 8.) Ongoing website maintenance and development.
 
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