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Where to Go for Help. Finding the resources you need to develop a watershed plan and support a sustainable watershed organization. Presented by: Angie Brown and Linda Schmidt IDEM Watershed Specialists. 1/7/2009. 1. IDEM Watershed Specialists. Angie. Linda. Kathleen. Bonny. Steve.

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Where to go for help

Where to Go for Help

Finding the resources you need to develop a watershed plan and support a sustainable watershed organization

Presented by:

Angie Brown and Linda Schmidt

IDEM Watershed Specialists

1/7/2009

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Idem watershed specialists

IDEM Watershed Specialists

Angie

Linda

Kathleen

Bonny

Steve


Watershed specialist areas

Watershed Specialist Areas

Angie Brown

317-234-3405

Bonny Elifritz

317-234-0922

Kathleen Hagan

317-233-8801

Linda Schmidt

317-233-1432

Steve West

317-233-8905


Our mission

Our Mission

  • Assist local watershed groupsthrough technical and outreach resources

  • toachieve sustainability,

  • toprotect existing water quality resources, and

  • todevelop plans and restoration projects in an effort

  • torestore impaired watersand attain water quality standards thoughout the state.


Sustainability

Sustainability

  • Characteristic of a process or state that can be maintained at a certain level indefinitely.

➜ ∞


Some elements of sustainability

Some Elements of Sustainability

  • Vision and Momentum

    • Clear vision

    • Mission with goals

  • Organization-Members/volunteers

  • Marketing- Community support

  • Funding- How much do you need

  • BMP Installation- Follow-up


Vision and momentum

Vision and Momentum

  • Watershed Inventory – mapping, existing data, characterization

  • Measuring Progress (environmental, administrative indicators, including baseline)

  • Predicting and improving participation (social indicators)


Group dynamics organization

Group Dynamics/ Organization

  • Conflict Resolution

  • How to Run a Meeting

  • Group Structure/Board recruitment

  • Decision-making processes

  • Volunteers

  • Meeting space

  • Refreshments

  • Nonprofit incorporation/ tax info


Marketing

Marketing

  • Social Marketing (what kind of marketing actually changes people's behavior?)

  • Media contacts

  • Marketing methods

  • Branding

  • Annual reports to the public

  • PSAs


Funding

Funding

  • Grants

  • Donations

  • Membership information

  • Bequests

  • Projects

  • Administrative overhead

  • Staffing

  • Sources of in-kind match


Bmp implementation

BMP Implementation

  • Target stakeholders in critical areas

  • Types of BMPs

  • Promote BMPs

  • Permits

  • Design, engineering, and installation

  • Tell the story


Small group activity

Small Group Activity

Resources for watershed group scenario:

  • What should this group do first?

  • What resources will this watershed group need to move forward?

  • Who could they ask to help identify organizations or individuals that could help?

  • Which agencies, institutions, groups, individuals in the community or watershed have the expertise to help?


Wrap up

Wrap-Up

  • Partnerships are the key to survival

  • When in doubt, ask a Watershed Specialist

  • Questions?


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