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Watershed Planning Curriculum

Watershed Planning Training Curriculum

Governors’ South Atlantic Alliance

Watershed Planning: Strategies and Tools to Protect and Restore Coastal Water Quality

The following is a list and description of the curriculum material provided to attendees of the April 27 Train the Trainer (agenda) and April 28 North Carolina Training session (agenda).

Coastal Watershed Training Presentations

GSAA Priorities for Watershed Restoration and Stormwater Reduction

Framework for Watershed Restoration Planning for Managing Coastal Watersheds

Overview of Steps to Developing a Watershed Restoration Plan

Step 1: Understanding the Volume Reduction Philosophy

Step 2: Fitting into the Proper Regulatory Framework

Step 3: Forming Partnerships and Community Support

Step 4: Setting Water Quality Goals and Defining Watersheds

Step 5: Gathering Data to Characterize Your Watershed

Step 6&7: Calculating Volume Reduction Goals and Selecting Effective Runoff Reduction Management Measures

Step 8: Structuring the Watershed Plan’s Priorities and Schedule

Short biographies and contact information of all the speakers

Coastal Watershed Planning Guidebook
2016 version of the guidebook created by N.C. Coastal Federation

Supplemental State Resource List
List of comparable agencies and resources to North Carolina resources discussed in the Guidebook

Watershed EZ Tool
Excel spreadsheet tool necessary to calculate runoff reduction volume

Runoff Reduction Scenario Tool
Excel spreadsheet tool that can be used to calculate the runoff reduction volume of a LID BMP strategy (Instructions)

Watershed Management Plan Writing Template
Template outlining the ideal chapters/sections and location of information that a management plan should have

Coastal Water Quality Best Management Practices Compendium
Resource for professionals working on land based activities that contribute to nonpoint source pollution, particularly in the southeastern U.S. coastal region

Bradley Hewletts Watershed Restoration Plan
A copy of the plan

Lockwood Folly Outreach Pamphlet
Example of an education and outreach material that communities can provide residents

Mattamuskeet Outreach Pamphlet
Example of an education and outreach material that communities can provide residents

Smart Yards Guide
Example of an education and outreach material that communities can provide residents

Workshop Survey
Survey form that Trainers who host workshops can send to attendees by setting up an online survey

North Carolina 9 Elements Checklist
Worksheet used by North Carolina to confirm that all 9 Elements and DEQ requirements are present within a watershed management plan; Developed by Paul Clark

North Carolina Simplified Guide to 9 Elements Checklist
Guide to using the North Carolina 9 Elements Checklist to ensure that all 9 Elements and DEQ requirements are addressed

Agendas for Additional Trainings

South Carolina Training – Presentations – Notes
December 8, 2016 – North Myrtle Beach

Georgia Training
December 6, 2016 – Richmond Hill

Florida Training
December 1, 2016 – GTM NERR