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Indian & Howards Creek LWP Stakeholder Goals - ReCap  Three Stakeholder Meetings last year March – June – September March – June – September  Major Watershed.

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1 Indian & Howards Creek LWP Stakeholder Goals - ReCap  Three Stakeholder Meetings last year March – June – September March – June – September  Major Watershed Issues were ‘Brain-stormed’ and Sorted  Primarily URBAN – e.g., stormwater runoff  Primarily RURAL – e.g., livestock access to streams  WATERSHED-WIDE  Sediment & erosion control; riparian buffer protection  Watershed education, drinking water protection, collaborative land conservation efforts

2 Identification of Priority Sub- watersheds for Agricultural and Stormwater BMPs Identification of Priority Sub- watersheds for Agricultural and Stormwater BMPs Stakeholder Goals ReCap

3 Ecological Assets & Functional Ratings (Phase I Report) Hydrology/Water Quality + Habitat

4 Priority Sub- watersheds Agricultural Stormwater Preservation (based on Phase I Functional Ratings)

5 Indian & Howards Creek LWP Phase I Stakeholder Goals - ReCap URBAN URBAN 1.Identify the best sub-watersheds and project sites for stormwater BMPs 2.Develop recommendations for improving stormwater management 3.Seek funding for stormwater BMPs identified through the LWP RURAL RURAL 1.Work with landowners to implement agricultural BMPs within priority sub-watersheds 2.Work with Land Trust(s) to develop a rural preservation strategy

6 Indian & Howards Creek LWP Phase I Stakeholder Goals - ReCap WATERSHED-WIDE WATERSHED-WIDE 1.Identify the best sub-watersheds for various project types, and rank projects for implementation 2.Evaluate the effectiveness of current local ordinances related to watershed protection; a)Recommend new local ordinances, as needed b)Provide for more effective enforcement of existing ones 3.Develop a local Watershed Education Program 4.Develop a Source Water Protection Plan for Cherryville

7 Checking In… Is everyone in agreement on the Is everyone in agreement on the  Priority sub-watersheds? and  Stakeholder Goals? Are volunteers willing to form up Sub- groups to meet before/after our regular meetings… to focus on particular Goals, e.g., development of consensus recommendations? Are volunteers willing to form up Sub- groups to meet before/after our regular meetings… to focus on particular Goals, e.g., development of consensus recommendations?  If not: choose top 2 or 3 goals to focus on during the three remaining Stakeholder meetings…

8 LWP Stakeholder Goals – General Strategy I. Decide on Objectives (sub-goals) and Timeline  May simply be to develop a set (list) of consensus recommendations related to a specific stressor or issue, and include these in the final Watershed Management Plan II. Decide on Lead Party/Group to  Develop recommended actions  Implement/Fund and Monitor the actions, Long-term (post-LWP)

9 LWP Stakeholder Goals Specific Strategies URBAN URBAN 1. Identify best sub-watersheds & project sites for Stormwater BMPs Already identified two (three?) priority sub-HUs Already identified two (three?) priority sub-HUs Entrix is scoped to identify/assess up to 10 urban BMP sites, at least three of which will be included in the final Project Atlas Entrix is scoped to identify/assess up to 10 urban BMP sites, at least three of which will be included in the final Project Atlas 2. Develop Stormwater Management recommendations  RECOMMEND: Special sub-group and/or Focus Future Mtg. 3. Seek Funding for Stormwater BMPs BMP sites to be identified/prioritized over next ~ months and included in final Project Atlas (Entrix)… BMP sites to be identified/prioritized over next ~ months and included in final Project Atlas (Entrix)…  Long-term (post-LWP), funding proposals would need to be coordinated by team of ‘local champions’ (I/H Creek Advisory Team)

10 LWP Stakeholder Goals Specific Strategies RURAL RURAL 1. Implement Agricultural BMPs within priority sub-watersheds Have already identified several priority sub-HUs Have already identified several priority sub-HUs Entrix field evaluation of stream and wetlands restoration sites may identify Ag BMPs and/or candidates for farm mg’t. plans Entrix field evaluation of stream and wetlands restoration sites may identify Ag BMPs and/or candidates for farm mg’t. plans  Long-term implementation of Ag BMPs will require non-EEP funding sources (e.g., CWMTF), unless done in conjunction with EEP stream/wetland projects 2. Develop a Rural Preservation strategy  Agree on Priority Sub-watersheds (per Phase I work) Entrix to assess/identify additional preservation opportunites (up to 10 sites?) during their field work Entrix to assess/identify additional preservation opportunites (up to 10 sites?) during their field work  RECOMMEND: Special sub-group and/or Focus Future Mtg.

11 LWP Stakeholder Goals Specific Strategies WATERSHED-WIDE WATERSHED-WIDE 1.ID the best sub-watersheds for various project types, and rank projects for implementation  Entrix will lead a project ranking exercise… [July?] 2.Evaluate current ordinances/policies related to watershed protection ; a)Establish new local ordinances, as needed b)Provide for more effective enforcement  RECOMMEND: Special Sub-group and/or Focus Future Mtg.; build on summary of County ordinances in Phase I Report 3.Develop a local Watershed Education Program  RECOMMEND: Special Sub-group and/or Long-term Activity 4.Develop a Source Water Protection Plan for Cherryville Jay Frick (PWSS) is leading/facilitating this effort… Jay Frick (PWSS) is leading/facilitating this effort…

12 Summary: Strategy for LWP GOALs URBAN Lead Party URBAN Lead Party  1 – ID Best Sites for Stormwater BMPs …Entrix/EEP  2 – Develop Stormwater Mg’t. Recommendations … SHs/Subgroup  3 – Seek Funding for Stormwater BMPs … post-LWP SH Team RURAL RURAL  1 – Implement Agricultural BMPs … EEP + post-LWP SH Team  2 – Rural Preservation Strategy … SHs/Subgroup WATERSHED-WIDE WATERSHED-WIDE  1 – Rank Projects for Implementation …Entrix/EEP  2 – Evaluate/Recommend Local Ordinances … SHs/Subgroup  3 – Develop Watershed Education Program … SHs/Subgroup (post-LWP?)  4 – Develop Source Water Protection Plan (Cherryville) … Jay Frick (PWSS) (PWSS)

13 How Would You Rank these 4 GOALs? U – Stormwater Management Recommendations U – Stormwater Management Recommendations R – Preservation Strategy/Recommendations R – Preservation Strategy/Recommendations WW – Local Ordinances Review/Recommendations WW – Local Ordinances Review/Recommendations WW – Watershed Education Program WW – Watershed Education Program

14 Indian & Howards Creek LWP Stakeholder Goals – Next Steps April : Choose a Priority Goal to focus on: Local Rules & Ordinances and/or Stormwater Management recommendations April : Choose a Priority Goal to focus on: Local Rules & Ordinances and/or Stormwater Management recommendations July (?) : Entrix MCDA Exercise July (?) : Entrix MCDA Exercise  Incorporate stakeholder criteria/weights into final project ranking spreadsheet,  Including up to 10 additional Ag or structural BMPs that can be modeled for pollutant removal effectiveness October : Choose another Priority Goal to focus on: Rural Preservation strategy or Watershed Education Program October : Choose another Priority Goal to focus on: Rural Preservation strategy or Watershed Education Program

15 A Common Strategy for Many EEP LWPs Core group of LWP stakeholders forms a Long-term Advisory Team or Steering Group to coordinate the implementation & funding of recommended actions AFTER the formal LWP ends… Core group of LWP stakeholders forms a Long-term Advisory Team or Steering Group to coordinate the implementation & funding of recommended actions AFTER the formal LWP ends… Example: Lower Creek Advisory Team (LCAT) in the upper Catawba Example: Lower Creek Advisory Team (LCAT) in the upper Catawba  Regular (at least quarterly) meetings; EEP staff on team  Key stakeholders assist with landowner outreach/recruiting  Coordinated/cooperative approach to funding proposals

16 Importance of ‘Local Champions’ Without a commitment from a core group of the LWP Stakeholders to lead the long- range implementation of Final LWP recommendations, there is a strong possibility of the LWP ‘withering on the vine’… Without a commitment from a core group of the LWP Stakeholders to lead the long- range implementation of Final LWP recommendations, there is a strong possibility of the LWP ‘withering on the vine’…

17 Sub-group Resources/Tools Sub-group Resources/Tools Mike Herrmann’s Phase I Report Mike Herrmann’s Phase I Report EEP Online Documents from past LWPs EEP Online Documents from past LWPs  e.g., Bledsoe Creek Watershed Management Plan (New River Basin; Alleghany County) Center for Watershed Protection (CWP) Code & Ordinance Worksheet (evaluation of local development rules) Center for Watershed Protection (CWP) Code & Ordinance Worksheet (evaluation of local development rules) NCSU, NC WRC, NC DWQ, USEPA, CWP and Land Trusts – Online guidance documents/brochures related to Stormwater BMPs, Low Impact Development (LID), Smart Growth, Source Water Protection, Habitat Priorities, Conservation Easements NCSU, NC WRC, NC DWQ, USEPA, CWP and Land Trusts – Online guidance documents/brochures related to Stormwater BMPs, Low Impact Development (LID), Smart Growth, Source Water Protection, Habitat Priorities, Conservation Easements


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