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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



idem watershed specialists
IDEM Watershed Specialists






watershed specialist areas
Watershed Specialist Areas

Angie Brown


Bonny Elifritz


Kathleen Hagan


Linda Schmidt


Steve West


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.
  • 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
  • Social Marketing (what kind of marketing actually changes people's behavior?)
  • Media contacts
  • Marketing methods
  • Branding
  • Annual reports to the public
  • PSAs
  • 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
  • Partnerships are the key to survival
  • When in doubt, ask a Watershed Specialist
  • Questions?