19th, 2002 Minutes
Lynn Leopold, Jerry Codner, Monica Hargraves, Jim Skaley, Sharon Anderson,
New speakers added:
Coogan with Jacksonville Community Organization is willing to talk about
suggested Cheryl Horney as new contact person for Lake Source Cooling project.
will have committee members view list for other possible speakers and topics.
We need to narrow down the focus of topics since they are rather general.
Presentation Manual (compendium of reference material for speakers and
material: Jerry Codner suggested we can anticipate what kinds of questions the
audience would typically ask and prepare reference material to answer these
questions. One topic that is often asked about is why sediment was chosen as
the top priority water quality issue in the RPP. We will develop a fact sheet
based on what the Technical Committee is now working on and will develop facts
sheets on a need basis.
material for presenters: Sharon thought we could write up guidelines of items
that should be covered. We chose slides Sharon had from past EPPOC/IO meetings
which we thought contained good background information about the RPP and the
water quality issues. EPPOC provide this information to presenters for them to
use as handouts, transparencies, slides or left in Powerpoint format.
will write a short press release explaining who, what when and where and will
send it by email to EPPOC members for their review.
Hargraves recommended to also contact individual organizations (such as
churches, schools etc.) through flyers and a targeted mailing.
Skaley thought that specific projects of the IO would have a larger draw. We
can ask other IO members for ideas on whom else to contact.
Leopold added that several speakers of the Speakers Bureau will present in the
March membership meeting for the TC League of Women Voters, to be held Monday,
March 25 in the Beverly Livesay Conference Room in the Tompkins County Human
Services Building, 320 W. State Street. The panel presentation, called "Our
Beautiful Lake," will feature Deb Grantham, Sharon Anderson, John Andersson,
Tompkins County Health Department, Kate Hackett, Water Resources Council,
Sherry Forgash, TC Soil and Water Conservation District.
Service Announcements (PSAs):
read a background piece for home septic system maintenance to be used as PSA
material. Monica Hargraves suggested that Sharon had enough material for
several PSAs and that we could divide the information based on the different
actions that homeowners need to take to assure a well functioning septic
system. Jim and Sharon will work on wells/drinking water PSAs with a focus on
water quality, well testing and protection. Jim has some information for LEAPE
(Locally-led Education & Action for Protecting the Environment) on aquifers
and watershed which may be helpful.
read several PSAs on proper handling of household chemicals and how improper
handling of chemicals can contaminate soils and water.
need to decide how many PSAs per topic we want to make. Variety is good! We
will continue working on the next PSA topics in our next meeting.
asked a Network member who formerly worked in radio & who is willing to
help with PSAs.
need to be generic enough to work in any of the 6 counties in the Cayuga Lake
Waterhsed. We may suggest listeners calling their local Cooperative Extension
as a local resource for further information.
has contacted B.J. Bliss, president of Cayuga Lake Cruise MV Manhattan, he is a
school teacher and was very interested in coordinating a “floating
classroom” for watershed education on Cayuga Lake. Karin will be meeting
with him at 2:00pm on Thursday, February 21st at Q Bistro. We need to know
what his costs and availability are.
Meeting: Thursday, March 19, 2002 from 5:00pm-6:30pm at Cooperative Extension
or other site, TBA.
taken by Lynn Leopold
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