Lake Superior Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts
requested $5,000from Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program to organize and hold a roundtable todiscuss stormwater issues in Minnesota’s Lake Superior Basin.
The audience targeted forthis round table included SWCD representatives and stakeholders including localgovernment, state agencies, the development community and non-profit organizationswith an interest in stormwater management issues.
Task 1 Proposed
:Organize a one day round table forum on stormwater management that will include apanel discussion with up to four speakers on regional stormwater issues relevant for theLSA area and a facilitated break out discussion session identifying regional strategies andpotential partnerships. LSA member SWCDs likely have many common stormwater-related issues, and this STAR funding will increase SWCD capacity to hold a forum andfind common solutions. Staff from LSA member SWCDs do not have the time orresources to coordinate this type of forum, as they are actively striving to fulfill theirunique and varied local District roles. The LSA will contract with an outside entity orindepenant contractor to accomplish this task.
Task 1 Completed
Workshop was held on June 4, 2007.A contact list was generated (meeting sign up sheet).Regional strategies were discussed and identified
Task 2 Proposed
:Regional forum follow up.The purpose of this task is to ensure there is a mechanism in place to coordinate followup on the strategies identified through the regional forum. Follow up will include asummary document stating forum recommendations, including potential partnerships,shared strategies, and existing or future resources. And a follow up discussion will befacilitated by the LSA Coordinator to help coordinate and jump start any actions orpartnerships that transpired from the round table meeting.
Task 2 Completed
A summery report was completed.Follow up discussion notes were prepared.