4.17 Public Involvement

Goal 17 - Public Involvement

Solicit input from the general public with the intent that policies, projects and programs will address local community values and goals as well as protect historic and cultural values regarding water resources; strive to manage expectations; base decisions on an educated public; foster an educated and informed public within the watershed.

Discussion

The District has good working relationships with the LGUs within the watershed, and maintains a Citizens Advisory Committee to obtain regular public input on issues of concern to the District and its citizens.  As the District implements the actions identified in this plan, including the education and communication actions described above, it will be important to obtain direct input from water resource users.  The primary strategies for the subwatershed will be fostering the development of lake associations where there are none, working cooperatively with existing associations, and continuing to work cooperatively with Three River Park District on issues of mutual concern within the Carver Park Reserve.

Desired Outcomes:  Engage the public to encourage involvement in District activities and stewardship of area resources.

Metrics:  Positive contacts with property owners and interest groups.

Goal 17.1 - Six Mile Marsh

Promote the development of lake associations and work cooperatively with existing associations.

Actions

  1. Provide information and assistance as requested.
  2. Attend meetings as requested to share information, hear concerns, and maintain a good working relationship.