COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OF TOMPKINS COUNTY
Lynn Leopold, Jerry Codner, Karin Harjes, Sharon Anderson , Sephra Albert
Municipal boards are the intended audience. Because there may be new Board
members we should assume no or minimal prior knowledge. The slide show needs
to be interesting, covering concepts people can relate to at the same time it
provides information and inspires further involvement. All in 10 mins! Sharon
was very pleased by the number of IO members who said they would take the slide
show to their municipality. The combination of IO members, Sharon and Sylvia
will try to get to as many Boards as possible before the May meetings.
outline prepared by Karin Harjes was reviewed. She will work with Sharon to
flush it out more and look for appropriate images to illustrate/support the
concepts. Karin and Sharon will try to view a slide show created for municipal
boards in the Keuka Lake watershed. Suggestions: start general, move to
specifics and end with a summary of key points. Use action photos with people
doing things helpful and harmful to the watershed.
Relevant dates such as when to mail “watershed-wide” post cards
were discussed and added. Sharon will amend the timeline.
mailing of the watershed wide post cards was discussed and members decided it
is worth the expense of doing 2 mailings, one for each set of meetings. A
similar process of using rural routes and excluding Ithaca will be used. Radio
interviews, TV, newspaper, flyers, etc will also be used.
is willing to draft an article/Op-Ed piece once the strategies become
available. Lynn would look for someone she knows that might be willing to write
an article. Once we have some strategies to review it will be possible to
target people with expertise/interest in specific areas. The publicity push
will start after the new year.
Name for Management Plan: S
reported Dave Zorn’s concern with using “framework”. Manual,
Reference, Handbook, Strategies were all discussed, as was a word(s) to follow
Water Quality (protection, improvement, stewardship, conservation). The
preferred combination was Water Quality Protection Plan feeling that protection
encompasses any needed improvements. Sharon will contact Dave Zorn and also the
Technical Committee to get their reaction.
of the Plan:
there was a good, general discussion about what we think the plan will be and
what we thought would be useful (something practical and user-friendly). The
Landscaping for Erosion Control was cited as a good example of the type of
document that would be of value. (See note after end of minutes.)
of the Plan will appear on a separate Web site. A list serve will be used to
alert members of the IO and its committees and professional of the drafts as
they become available and of deadlines for comments. All of these key
individuals are encouraged to have their comments in before the February
EPPOC meeting will be January 18, 4:30 at Cornell Cooperative Extension, Room C
by Sharon Anderson
spoke with D. Zorn after the meeting. He envisions the whole document to be
50-100 pages. It will focus on the top 15 issues identified in the municipal
ranking process. Each issue will have a page or 2 describing the issue and why
it is a concern followed by possible strategies for addressing that issue that
would be relevant to the watershed. Since the level of detail is limited, some
sections may have references, specific implementation recommends, who is
responsible and identified funding sources. The plan will then move on to
discussion of the next issue.
practical, the lower ranked items will be rolled into of the priority issues or
they may be covered briefly.
is supportive of the suggested name Water Quality Protection Plan and agreed I
should email it to all Tech Committee members for their comments.
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