Dragon Run SAMP Meeting Minutes

Dragon Run SAMP Meeting Minutes

PLANNING FORUMS

The SAMP project began with a series of public planning forums to elicit visions for the future of the Dragon Run Watershed and key issues of concern.

December 2001January 2002

ADVISORY GROUP

From the public planning forums, key issues were identified and interested community members formed the Advisory Group. The Advisory Group developed a mission statement, project goals, and action plans to achieve those goals, culminating in a watershed management plan. The Advisory Group makes recommendations to the Dragon Run Steering Committee. During the development of its goals, the Advisory Group consisted of three working groups.

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND POLICY WORK GROUP

This work group is charged with addressing issues related to local government policy and planning. It consists of local elected officials, local planning staff, landowners, non-profits, and state agency staff.

March 2002April 2002June 2002July 2002

TRADITIONAL USES AND HABITAT MANAGEMENT WORK GROUP

This work group is charged with addressing issues related to farming, forestry, hunting, fishing, and ecology. It consists of landowners, farming and forestry representatives, non-profits, and state agency staff.

March 2002April 2002June 2002July 2002August 2002

EDUCATING THE PUBLIC AND ACCESS MANAGEMENT WORK GROUP

This work group is charged with addressing issues related to educating the public about the project and the Dragon Run Watershed and concerns related to public and private access.

March 2002April 2002July 2002

DRAGON RUN STEERING COMMITTEE

The Dragon Run Steering Committee is a formal committee of the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission. The Steering Committee consists of landowners and elected officials from each of the watershed's four counties - Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, and Middlesex.

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SPECIAL

NATURAL RESOURCES - a group of agencies and organizations involved in natural resource data collection gathered to discuss the past, present, and future state of natural resources in the Dragon Run Watershed

July 2002

INVASIVE SPECIES - a group of agencies and organizations concerned about the proliferation of invasive species in the Dragon Run Watershed

June 2003February 2004June 2004