4.14 Recreation

Goal 14 - Recreation

Promote the recreational use, where appropriate, of surface waters within MCWD by providing recreation opportunities for citizens by promoting the use and enjoyment of water resources with the intent of increasing the livability and quality of life within the watershed.

Discussion

There is little active aquatic recreation in this subwatershed as there is no access to Katrina Lake, and Painter Creek is not suitable for canoeing.   The Baker Park Reserve includes extensive hiking and bicycling trails that offer opportunities for aesthetic enjoyment of Katrina Lake and the other wetlands within the reserve, wildlife viewing, and other passive recreation.  The Luce Line Regional Trail crosses the subwatershed on the south.  District and local efforts to improve ecological integrity and conserve corridors will enhance those aesthetic and recreational values across the subwatershed.   The District’s primary strategies in promoting and supporting recreational use of water resources is improving water quality.

Desired Outcomes:  Manage surfaces waters to achieve water quality goals so designated use is maintained and unimpaired.

Metrics:

  • In-lake nutrient concentrations/Trophic State Index Scores (TSI) for Jennings Bay
  • Nutrient loading goals (lbs) for Jennings Bay
  • Macroinvertebrate Index of Biotic Integrity (M-IBI) in Painter Creek
  • Stream Visual Assessment Protocol (SVAP) in Painter Creek

Goal 14.1 - Painter Creek

Support Katrina Lake and Painter Creek recreational use by reducing phosphorus loads and improving water quality.