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Land & Water Partnership Initiative

Collaborate with MCWD in 2022 to Strengthen Land Use and Water Planning 

In 2022, MCWD will use our Land & Water Partnership Initiative to engage stakeholders. We want to hear from partners to help shape our new program and policy direction, plus share stories and priorities from your community. Together we will explore how we can best continue building partnerships and projects of shared benefit in coming years.

Initiative Topics 

  • Launching Our New Land and Water Partnership Program
    • We want to create partnerships where we understand your local priorities and we work together to create projects that advance mutual interests and produce broader community benefit. Help us review the framework for a new program that will provide technical and financial resources to support the development of impactful capital projects. We want to know how we can implement this program to support your goals — and start talking about your project ideas, too!
  • Optimizing the MCWD Permitting Experience
    • We recognize that permitting is a key way that we interact with land use partners every day. We’re rethinking our permitting experience to improve customer service, streamline the process, and promote early engagement in search of mutually beneficial partnerships that extend beyond our regulatory role.
  • Building Sustainable Connections for On-Going Collaboration
    • How can we best sustain on-going, proactive connections between land use and water management? What are the major initiatives and issues shaping your community? Together we’ll brainstorm new bridges we can build to create continued synergy between land and water.

Opportunities for Public Partner Participation 

We’re excited to bring together city, county, and parks agency staff and policymakers across the watershed in 2022 for our Land & Water Partnership Initiative. We’re looking for interested stakeholders to provide important input to shape MCWD’s new Land and Water Partnership program, review permitting improvements, and explore ideas for on-going engagement.

  • Individual Meetings
    • We’re available to meet individually to hear your ideas and discuss partnership opportunities.
  • Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
    • This group of public agency staff, to be formally appointed by the MCWD Board of Managers, will meet over several months to advise MCWD on the program and policy efforts within the Land & Water Partnership Initiative. Learn more about the TAC, including our guidelines for TAC service, the role and time committment, and how we will select members for appointment. 
  • Stakeholder Gathering
    • This event will provide an overview of the MCWD program and policy developments and plans for ongoing engagement.
  • Early Pilot Project Engagement
    • If you have a capital project idea, reach out to us to see if it could be a good candidate for technical or financial support through our pilot Land and Water Partnership program, currently underway.

Interested? Complete our interest form! Individuals interested in joining the TAC should complete the form by August 1.


Additional opportunities for private sector and general public participation will be added to this web page as they become available.