Upper Maumee River Watershed Management Plan: Implementation Conference

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

January 5, 2015

January 7, 2015

January 24, 2015

Location: Indiana Tech Law School, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Phone: (260) 417-2500

Email: Abby@SaveMaumee.Org

Link: http://www.savemaumee.org

Event Description

December 29, 2014 Updated Dec 29, 2014 at 11:19 AM EDT

TIME: 9AM-3:30PM
REGISTRATION: $10 (lunch is included)

The Plan was reviewed and approved by the Federal EPA, IDEM, OEPA on December 5, 2014. This document is considered a "snapshot" or a "benchmark," that is as accurate as science is to date. In about 5 years it will be considered outdated. We need to begin!

*This Implementation Conference is for all those who are interested in implementing any portion of the Plan. The Conference will focus primarily on critical urban issues and solutions, while never ignoring the primary land use in the Maumee, agriculture! We can spend time getting to know one another and collaborate, so we can truly work together and improve water quality from Fort Wayne, all the way to Lake Erie!

*The best management practices, within the plan, target a reduction in pollutants like sediment, dissolved reactive phosphorus and excess nutrients coming from a variety of urban and agricultural settings. Come and find your very own creative piece of the implementation strategy and help become part of what could be the most critical watershed movement of 2015.

* We are extending the invitation to you first, since there are only 70 seats available.

* The Implementation Conference, while specific to the Upper Maumee, may be a great time to gather knowledge and take fresh ideas back to your own groups, to improve and advocate for water quality in another watershed.
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* This effort will give insight to the most critical issues and empower attendees with the knowledge and tools to make improvements in our own backyard. We value your input as stakeholders in our watershed and urge you to join us for this informative and motivating event.

If you are unable to attend the conference, please consider attending the River Summit that is tentatively scheduled for April 8, 9, 11 in 2015. The River Summit will be focusing more on the entire Tri-State area.

Other dates RE: Maumee River

Monday January 5, 2015
1st Urban Committee Meeting:
TIME: 2-3:30pm
LOCATION: Downtown Allen County Public Library - ROOM B - 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802 (between Washington Blvd. & Wayne Street)
FREE to park in the parking garage or lots if you have an Allen County Library Card ~ everyone else is $1 - there is metered parking if you can find one ~

Monday January 5, 2015
Save Maumee Monday Monthly Public Meeting
TIME: 7-8:30pm
LOCATION: Hall's Gas House

Wednesday January 7, 2015
Upper Maumee Watershed Partnership Meeting
TIME: 6-8 pm
LOCATION: Community Memorial Hospital, 200 Columbus St, Hicksville, OH.
The Upper Maumee Watershed Action Plan has officially been approved! Join us to receive a copy and plan the next steps.
Please note: The UMWP meetings will be held on the first WED of every odd month.

The purpose of Save Maumee Grassroots Organization is to preserve, protect and improve the ecosystems of the Upper Maumee River and watershed by increasing public awareness through advocacy, collaboration, education and hands-on projects. The organization operates as a charitable, nonprofit organization and is recognized as a 501 (c)(3) by the IRS. Our work since 2005 has been supported by memberships and 100% volunteer efforts.

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