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Workshop Presentations

Day One

Workshop Introduction | Christy Perrin
Why Work at the Watershed Level | Cy Stober
Characterizing Your Watershed Plan | Mike Schlegel
Engaging Communities and Forming Partnerships | Christy Perrin
Watershed Game Presentation | Gloria Putnam
Setting Goals and Management Strategies | Nicole Wilkinson

Day Two

Implementing Your Plan | Paul Clark
Funding Technical and Peer Support | Paul Clark & Holly Miller
McDowell Creek Watershed Management Plan | David Kroening
319 Grant for Stokes, Rockingham, & Caswell Counties | Rodney Wright
Nine Element Plan | Mike Schlegel
*Presentations displayed above are from the most recent workshop


Keys to Success for Watershed Management Organizations
Managing Change toward Adaptive Water Management through Social Learning
Stream health: incorporating the human dimension to advance stream ecology
Watershed Groups Literature Review

Buffers & Streams

North Carolina’s Riparian Buffer Protection Rules (brochure)
Guidelines for Riparian Buffer Restoration
Neuse & Tar-Pamlico Riparian Buffer Rule Changes 2012
Buffer and Wetland Plantings
Biotic Index and Feeding Type Calculations
Key to Macroinvertebrate Life in the River
Stream Bank Erosion
Visual Stream Diagnosis
Stream Survey Data Sheet
Streams 101


Living Water – An Environmental Education Learning Experience Designed for Middle Grades
Rock Around the Clock – An Environmental Education Learning Experience Designed for Grade 5
Scout Conservation Badge Stream Work Day
Stormwater Image
Streams, Buffers, and Floodplains 101 (lesson plan)
Testing the Waters – An Environmental Education Learning Experience Designed for Grades 4-8
Girls in Science – Wetland Cookies


Adopt-A-Stream (volunteer packet)
Adopt-A-Stream programs
Block Leader Program
Collaborative Watershed Planning – Collaborative Problem Solving
Collaborative Watershed Planning – Reaching Agreement
Collaborative Watershed Planning – Searching for Agreement
Focus Groups
Community Interviews
Tools for Effective Outreach
Stakeholder Matrix
Storm Drain Marking
Stream Cleanup
Volunteer Monitoring

Fact Sheets & Brochures

100 Ways to Save Water
Conservation Practice Implementation and Adoption to Protect Water Quality
Identifying Critical Source Areas
The Economic Benefits of Protecting Healthy Watersheds
Caring for your Lawn and the Environment
Think Green – The Town of Wake Forest is planing the seeds for a greener, cleaner community
Creating a Water Wise Garden
Water Quality Monitoring for the Assessment of Watershed Projects

Guidance Documents

A Simplified Guide to Writing Watershed Restoration Plans in NC
A Community Needs Assessment Guide – A Brief Guide on How to Conduct a Needs Assessment
Eight Tools of Watershed Protection in Developing Areas
A Quick Guide to Developing Watershed Plans to Restore and Protect Our Waters
Engaging Stakeholders in Your Watershed
Local Watershed Planning: Getting Citizens Involved
DWQ Guidance for Preparing Watershed Plans
NC DWQ Category 4b Demonstration Guidance Draft
A Primer on Watershed Management – Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education

Sample Plans

Black Creek Watershed Assessment, Monitoring, & Planning
Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) – Oconaluftee Watershed Plan Development 2010
Smith Creek Watershed
Smith Creek Watershed Restoration Plan
Wake Forest Watershed

Setting Goals

The Logic Model for Program Planning and Evaluation
Writing SMART, Short-term Outcome Objectives

Watershed Stewardship Network Links

Main website for Watershed Stewardship Network
WSN Online Webtool
WSN Facebook
WSN Twitter

Website Resources

Best Education Practices for watershed education
NCDEQ Certified Laboratory Listings
DENR Stormwater BMP Manual
Financial resources for watershed work
Floodplain Map
Natural Heritage Program Plan/Map reader
NC Community Foundation Duke Energy Water Resources Grant- Spring and Fall Cycles
NC DEQ Low Impact Development & Stormwater-EZ
NC DEQ Department of Mitigation Services
NC DEQ Financial Resources for Watersheds Water Quality Grants, Cost Shares, and Loans
NC DOJ EEG- Smithfield Agreement
NC Environmental Educator Certification Resources
NCSU Stream Restoration Courses
NCSU Stream Restoration Institute
NC Use Restoration Watershed Program
Project WET
Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership
USDA Historical Ortho Imagery
USDA-NRCS Web Soil Survey (WSS)
US EPA Watershed Education and App
US EPA Urban Waters Grant
US Fish and Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory
Wake County iMaps
For additional training in conflict resolution, group facilitation, and/or public involvement:
Natural Resources Leadership Institute (for training)
Mediation Network of North Carolina – Mediation Centers are a good resource for training and services, some have community dialogue/facilitation training
Dispute Settlement Center (in Carrboro) – provides facilitation training and services