8:00 am – 8:30 am Welcome – Coffee and Rolls.
8:30 am – 9:30 am Strategic Planning. How do we define ‘strategic planning?? How do we prioritize future District activities? What have we learned from past plans and projects? How does this affect our current CIP?
9:30 am ? 10:30 am Large Scale Wetland Management. Where are the MCWD wetlands and how are they classified? What does preserve mean versus other management categories and where did these categories come from? Where are the opportunities to restore wetlands and what are the obstacles, and costs? Have there been successful, large scale wetland restorations? What goal(s) is the MCWD aiming to achieve relative to wetlands and wetland management?
10:30 am ? 11:30 am Agricultural Runoff. What are the amounts and types of agricultural land uses in the District? What are the impacts of agricultural land use on water quality within the MCWD? How should the MCWD address agricultural runoff, if at all, and what are the opportunities, obstacles, and resources needed if the District were to become more involved in managing ag-runoff? How is agricultural runoff addressed elsewhere (regulation vs. incentives)?
11:30 am ? 12:00 pm Priority Topics for Board Discussion in 2014. Please come prepared to share policy and planning topics that you would like to discuss at future Board and Committee meetings. In preparing for this discussion, you may wish to consider: What do you feel are the most significant threats and opportunities to water and related resources in the District and do you anticipate these changing in the next 5 years? What changes would you recommend, if any, to improve the District’s current policies and programs so that they better address current or future threats and needs? Are there any policy, planning, or programmatic issues raised in the recent ?Weigh in on Clean Water? campaign that you would like discussed at future Board or Committee meetings (summary attached) ? Are there issues that have been discussed in the past that you feel haven?t been brought to a final conclusion or decision? Are there any other Board, Board Meeting (including committees), or District issues or concerns that require attention?
12:00 pm ? 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm ? 4:30 pm Wetland Tour
5:00 pm Return to the Shorewood Marina and Yacht Club