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1 Citizen Monitoring Keys to Success Citizen-Based Monitoring Conference August 20, 2004

2 Keys to Success  Where (does your group operate)  Why (does your group exist)  When (does your group act)  How (does your group make change)

3 Why Centerville CARES  No secret… –Odor –Expansion  Petition  Membership growth

4 Picture = 1,000s of words!

5 Centerville CARES Advocacy  Small and moderate modern family farms  Maintaining property values  Open beaches  Safe and abundant drinking water  Clean air  Streams that support aquatic life  Elected officials who represent ALL the citizens

6 Keys to Success  Knowledge

7 Nearly Two Years of Learning  Scenic Centerville  Odor research  Water sampling –Phosphorus –Fecal coliform  DNR training  Cladophora  Seminars –DBA –Friendship Dairy –Des Grands Lacs  Ag Task Force  L.M. Observations  Zillions of meetings

8 Nearly Two Years of Learning  The more we learn… The more there is to know!

9 Keys to Success  Knowledge  Persistence…

10 Persistence

11 Keys to Success  Knowledge  Persistence  Small & Focused

12 Keys to Success  Accept all allies  Share a 501 (c) 3  Embrace strong opinions

13 Keys to Success  Make your plea in other’s interests  Keep it personal

14 Keep it Personal

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17 Keys to Success  Make your plea in other’s interests  Keep it personal  Work with others, But… Don’t give up autonomy Don’t give up autonomy

18 Keys to Success  Be nice to media  Get a web site…

19 Keys to Success

20  Be nice to media  Get a web site  And finally…

21 Keys to Success  Build on success

22 Build on Success

23  Apply the learning –Promote buffer strips –Develop credible stream data – 2004 Results  Expand the science –Support Discovery Farms –Support other projects  Communicate –More community college type programs –Advertise, OpEd Pages, Newsletters –More listening!

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25 Citizen Monitoring??? It Works! Citizen-Based Monitoring Conference August 20, 2004


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