Hibbard, M., & Lurie, S. (2006) Finding 1

Support watershed councils in promoting civic engagement through:

  • building relationships between watershed councils and land owners and with other organizations;
  • bring residents into the decision-making, planning, and implementation process:
  • promote resident identity with their watershed and how watershed projects can build community capacity for problem-solving (repetoire of strategies, collaboration with other partners, etc.);
  • provide information for residents about particular issues.

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Caruso, B. S. (2006) Finding 1

Enhance stakeholder interest in restoration efforts by:

  • Expanding program goals to include additional physical restoration approaches to improve habitat or recreational enhancement as a component of community education and involvement.

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