Successful January 2012 Planning Meeting
For the first time, WATR staff and members are assembling a list of activities and events for the coming season (as best we can). With this list, members, new and old, can identify where and how they want to be involved in the coming months. As importantly, we can now harness social PR tools to get the word out and recruit participants.
Our director Roger outlined several projects, including: Creek cleanups — we really need neighborhood leaders who want to stand up and say — “let’s organize a cleanup for our creek.” WATR can step in and help make it happen. ——- Ken Brown presented ideas for Watch our Water, identifying muddy creeks and the erosion sources — reporting them to agencies — mapping them and tracking the results. —- Sae Smyrl invited folks to join the Monteith Farmstead Park Clean Up Team. They meet the first Saturday of each month. —-Nick invited folks to attend our annual “Live Stake Workhop” to learn how to repair eroded streambanks. The event is planned for 2/25 or 3/3. —– Julie Thorner, our new WATR PR guru, talked about making Facebook and our website more responsive to our members needs. “Do you have a information and a point of view regarding our water resources?” Help us all by contributing a blog!!! —— Rick Queen, WATR VP, pitched the need for more and more effective fundraising. Details later.