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Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. Benefits of the St. Clair River and Lake St. Clair Strategic Implementation Plan A Tool for Coordinating Implementation.

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1 Southeast Michigan Council of Governments

2 Benefits of the St. Clair River and Lake St. Clair Strategic Implementation Plan A Tool for Coordinating Implementation September 27, 2013

3 Approved by the Army Corps in July 2013Approved by the Army Corps in July projects/$71 million71 projects/$71 million St. Clair River/Lake St. Clair Comprehensive Management PlanSt. Clair River/Lake St. Clair Comprehensive Management Plan A requirement of federal law WRDA of 2007WRDA of 2007 Linked to authorized fundingLinked to authorized funding Establishment of a partnershipEstablishment of a partnership Strategic Implementation Plan

4 Lake St. Clair/St. Clair River Protection and Restoration Partnership 38 members38 members Implement the Management PlanImplement the Management Plan Developed the SIP to identify the prioritiesDeveloped the SIP to identify the priorities Team approachTeam approach AlignmentAlignment

5 Strategic Implementation Plan Percent of Projects by Watershed Clinton Watershed: 75 %Clinton Watershed: 75 % Lake St. Clair:15%Lake St. Clair:15% St. Clair River: 10%St. Clair River: 10% Lots of projects over a big area!

6 It’s a Large Watershed Watershed size: 1500 sq miWatershed size: 1500 sq mi Landscapes and environmentsLandscapes and environments Different restoration techniquesDifferent restoration techniques Strategic Implementation Plan

7 Benefits of the SIP Regional coordinationRegional coordination Adds legitimacy to the a partnershipAdds legitimacy to the a partnership Adds credibility to funding proposalsAdds credibility to funding proposals Flexible implementation processFlexible implementation process We identify our priorities to congressWe identify our priorities to congress Creates a watershed first mentalityCreates a watershed first mentality

8 Results of this Team Approach

9 Strategic Implementation Plan Current Projects Tracking Local, state and federal partners aligning priorities

10 Strategic Implementation Plan Current Projects Tracking Partnership tracking 30 projects

11 Strategic Implementation Plan Current Projects Tracking Multiple state/federal funding Programs

12 Strategic Implementation Plan Current Projects Tracking Approximately $24 Million in Investment

13 Time to update the Strategic Implementation Plan

14 Updating the SIP Agreed: SIP updated once a yearAgreed: SIP updated once a year Iterative documentIterative document Discussion at November Partnership MtgDiscussion at November Partnership Mtg The level of SIP UpdateThe level of SIP Update

15 Start Looking for Projects RAP/BUI Delisting documentsRAP/BUI Delisting documents Subwatershed plansSubwatershed plans Local recreation and master plansLocal recreation and master plans Regional/Statewide InitiativesRegional/Statewide Initiatives

16 Potential Project Types Habitat protectionHabitat protection Habitat restorationHabitat restoration Land acquisitionLand acquisition Invasive species managementInvasive species management Bacteria reductionBacteria reduction Stormwater managementStormwater management TechnologyTechnology Pollution preventionPollution prevention Planning assessmentPlanning assessment RecreationRecreation Public education/outreachPublic education/outreach ToxicsToxics


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