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.
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 strategy for the Lake Virginia subwatershed will be fostering the development of lake associations for Lakes Minnewashta and Virginia.
Desired Outcomes: Engage the public to encourage involvement in District activities and stewardship of area resources.
Metrics: Development of Lake Associations and interest groups.
Goal 17.1 - Lake Virginia
Promote the development of Lake Virginia and Minnewashta Associations.
- Provide information and organizational assistance.
- Attend meetings as requested to share information, hear concerns, and maintain a good working relationship.