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1 Serving citizens of the region through member governments… Watershed Technical Team Kick-off Meeting - July 17, 2008

2 Agenda Introductions –What connection/background do you have with the Goose and/or Crooked Creek watersheds? EEP- Ecosystem Enhancement Program The Watershed Technical Team’s (WTT) Role and Purpose Overview of the watersheds and key issues Lunch Map Breakouts Input on Identifying Community Stakeholders Information gathering assignments and next meeting date

3 Ground Rules 1.Respect the views of others 2.We do not have to agree, but rather listen 3.Respond to the idea - not the person 4.Be creative 5.Don’t talk in paragraphs – too long to make your point 6.Only one person talks at a time 7.Openly voice any concerns or disagreement with others-minimize sidebar conversations 8.Keep feet on the ground – be practical and stay on point 9.Consult agenda to keep on track 10.Use the “Parking Lot” to come back to issues 11.Turn off cell phones

4 Location Map

5 Agenda Introductions –What connection/background do you have with the Goose and/or Crooked Creek watersheds? EEP- Ecosystem Enhancement Program The Watershed Technical Team’s (WTT) Role and Purpose Overview of the watersheds and key issues Lunch Map Breakouts Input on Identifying Community Stakeholders Information gathering assignments and next meeting date

6 Agenda Introductions –What connection/background do you have with the Goose and/or Crooked Creek watersheds? EEP- Ecosystem Enhancement Program The Watershed Technical Team’s (WTT) Role and Purpose Overview of the watersheds and key issues Lunch Map Breakouts Input on Identifying Community Stakeholders Information gathering assignments and next meeting date

7 Agenda Introductions –What connection/background do you have with the Goose and/or Crooked Creek watersheds? EEP- Ecosystem Enhancement Program The Watershed Technical Team’s (WTT) Role and Purpose Overview of the watersheds and key issues Lunch Map Breakouts Input on Identifying Community Stakeholders Information gathering assignments and next meeting date

8 Website : gooseandcrooked.org or.net

9 Proposed Timeline

10 Watershed Technical Team’s (WTT) Role and Purpose The LWP process is “not”… About road projects and meeting environmental review related criteria Addressing endangered species issues alone About specifically fixing floodprone areas or inadequate stormwater situations Requesting that local governments adopt regulations Although the recommendations of the plan could relate to, help, or bring about actions related to any or all of these, this is not predetermined at the outset

11 3 questions to determine if you are the correct person for the Watershed Technical Team Does your agency/organization have a vested interest in water quality in these watersheds and would otherwise not be represented if you were not here? Do you control data or have specific knowledge that would inform this Local Watershed Plan that no one else at this table has? Are you willing to act in an advisory role throughout this initial data gathering phase and willing to participate in future phases of this planning effort? Who is not at the table that should be?

12 What does commitment mean? In order to have the most efficient and effective planning process possible, group members subscribe to the following: 1.Make every effort to attend the meetings. At different points in the process, it may be helpful to bring or send in place of yourself colleagues with special expertise. 2.Share information discussed in the meeting with the appropriate people in your organization. 3.Work as team players and share all relevant information. 4.Look for mutually beneficial solutions. 5.Follow through on your commitments. 6.You are a resource as well as a beneficiary of resources. 7.Commit to issues in which you have an interest.

13 Agenda Introductions –What connection/background do you have with the Goose and/or Crooked Creek watersheds? EEP- Ecosystem Enhancement Program The Watershed Technical Team’s (WTT) Role and Purpose Overview of the watersheds and key issues Lunch Map Breakouts Input on Identifying Community Stakeholders Information gathering assignments and next meeting date

14 Overview of the watersheds and current/key issues A sampling of information/activities from just a few of the many organizations involved in the watersheds… Turnpike Authority – Major Road Project NC DWQ – Water Quality NCWRC – Wildlife

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18 Agenda Introductions –What connection/background do you have with the Goose and/or Crooked Creek watersheds? EEP- Ecosystem Enhancement Program The Watershed Technical Team’s (WTT) Role and Purpose Overview of the watersheds and key issues Lunch Map Breakouts Input on Identifying Community Stakeholders Information gathering assignments and next meeting date

19 Map Breakout Session Five map stations 1.Connector/Bypass project 2.Wildlife map 3.General location map 4.Water quality 5.Future land use map Colored sticker dots placed on map with your personal ID # Write your ID # on adjacent flip chart so comments can be associated w/ participant and location Map hosts available to assist and to take in further comments

20 Map Breakout Session 1.What do we know about these watersheds that are specifically supported by data? –Verify/confirm data source, if possible 2.What do we think we know but it is unclear that data exists to support it? –Identify any potential organization or individual that might substantiate 3.What do we not know or has incomplete data, but we need to know? –Why do we not have this information?

21 Agenda Introductions –What connection/background do you have with the Goose and/or Crooked Creek watersheds? EEP- Ecosystem Enhancement Program The Watershed Technical Team’s (WTT) Role and Purpose Overview of the watersheds and key issues Lunch Map Breakouts Input on Identifying Community Stakeholders Information gathering assignments and next meeting date

22 Community Stakeholders Identification  Who in the community should be included in a process like this?  What best gets the word out? –Newspaper ads? PDF flyer/save the date- lists? Local gathering spots? Mailings? Churches? Article in paper?

23 Agenda Introductions –What connection/background do you have with the Goose and/or Crooked Creek watersheds? EEP- Ecosystem Enhancement Program The Watershed Technical Team’s (WTT) Role and Purpose Overview of the watersheds and key issues Lunch Map Breakouts Input on Identifying Community Stakeholders Information gathering assignments and next meeting date –Community Stakeholder Meeting: 8/26 –Hold 9/11 for next Watershed Technical Team meeting

24 Project Team Contacts: Jason Wager, Community and Regional Planner or Tricia Byrd, GIS Analyst/Data Center Coordinator Baxter Street, Suite 450, Charlotte, NC (704)


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