Watershed Planning Project - Amador & Calaveras Counties, California
From March to May 2008, PlaceMatters worked in partnership with Placeways, LLC and the Local Government Commission (LGC) to develop and deliver an interactive, educational workshop for citizens of California's Amador and Calaveras Counties, in the Sierra Nevada foothills "Gold Country." The workshop attracted about 100 members of the community and took advantage of CommunityViz analysis, keypad polling, and hands-on mapping exercises, all supplemented with expert lectures, to help citizens understand interactions between land use and water.
The workshop engaged elected officials and stakeholders in a discussion about land use, design, and density and how they relate to water quality and management, and demonstrated how tools such as CommunityViz can be used to create and monitor indicators.
- Develop Best Management Practices specific for the two-county region.
- Engage elected officials and stakeholders (including interested citizens) in a discussion about land use, deign, and density and how it relates to water quality and management issues
- Build awareness regarding connections between water, growth, and land use planning and development decisions
- Assist the LGC in designing the workshop with an emphasis on creative ways to garner participation and meaningful input to the LGC’s water and land use guide.
Project Website: http://water.lgc.org/amador-calaveras/amador-calaveras_home
Image: "Summitlevelmorning" by M. Hall. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhall209/1404510523/
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Contact Ken Snyder