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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

1

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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