WINNEBAGO LAKES COUNCIL, INC.: Winnebago Upper Pool Planning

Purpose

The Winnebago Lakes Council is sponsoring a Lake Protection Grant on the Winnebago Pool Lakes. This long term planning project for a Winnebago Pool Lakes Action Plan will prepare the region for coordinated, long term, comprehensive management to ensure the entire Winnebago System continues to be a positive asset to the local communities. The planning effort will also explore options for system-wide coordination of local, state and federal governments and organizations. Project activities: 1) Develop a communications and outreach strategy for lake system information and news in the region; 2) Ensure that citizen engagement started in phase I continues and grows; 3) Develop strategy to meet public needs/desires for information and government needs for educating the public; 4) Solicit and support responses by local and state governments; 5) Engage government to acknowledge public comments collected in Phase I and formulate coordinated and consistent actions and communications; 6) Engage government to address gaps in planning and information identified in Phase I; 7) Define \201Ccooperative management\201D for Winnebago Pool Lakes; 8) Review systems for coordination and management used in other large, multi-jurisdictional public resource areas, and evaluate their potential application to Winnebago Pool Lakes; 9) Educate public officials and citizens about the possible options, and measure their support for the general concept and specific approaches. (See "Comments" for project deliverables)

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The Winnebago Lakes Council is sponsoring a Lake Protection Grant on the Winnebago Pool Lakes. This long term planning project for a Winnebago Pool Lakes Action Plan will prepare the region for coordinated, long term, comprehensive management to ensure the entire Winnebago System continues to be a positive asset to the local communities. The planning effort will also explore options for system-wide coordination of local, state and federal governments and organizations. Project activities: 1) Develop a communications and outreach strategy for lake system information and news in the region; 2) Ensure that citizen engagement started in phase I continues and grows; 3) Develop strategy to meet public needs/desires for information and government needs for educating the public; 4) Solicit and support responses by local and state governments; 5) Engage government to acknowledge public comments collected in Phase I and formulate coordinated and consistent actions and communications; 6) Engage government to address gaps in planning and information identified in Phase I; 7) Define \201Ccooperative management\201D for Winnebago Pool Lakes; 8) Review systems for coordination and management used in other large, multi-jurisdictional public resource areas, and evaluate their potential application to Winnebago Pool Lakes; 9) Educate public officials and citizens about the possible options, and measure their support for the general concept and specific approaches.
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