Coalition Meeting 4: Water Trail Inventory Progress Meeting Notes

Meeting Notes 

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COALITION MEETING 4: Water Trail Inventory Progress - Gap Analysis

October 19, 2016  |  7pm - 9pm  |  McCurdy Park Community Center, Corunna, MI 

Please RSVP BY OCTOBER 17TH: CLICK HERE TO RSVP

Meeting Agenda

Welcome: Lauri Elbing and Merilee Lawson
Report Outs: Lauri, Sara and Kendall
  • Paddling, Public Access, and Launch Facilities Inventory - Sara & Kendall
  • Best Management Practices Inventory Progress - Sara 
  • Shiawassee River Water Trail Website  - Lauri
  • Municipal Park and Recreation 5-year Master Plans w/Water Trail Language - Lauri
Updates: Barbara
  • Michigan State Water Trail Designation Program and Water Trail Summit
  • New Designated National Water Trails
New Business: Barbara and Kendall
  • Saginaw Bay Water Trail: Website, Development Plan, Signage Plan - Barbara
  • Saginaw Bay Water Trail Development Plan as template for Shiawassee River Water Trail Development Plan -mock up - Sara, Kendall
  • Thoughts on coordination/cooperation for regional water trail destination and marketing
  • Introduce Trail Town Concept - what it is and what would it look like for your town - Barbara
Next Steps and timeline

Click "Read more" to view Coalition Team Assignment from June Meeting and Progress Report

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Determine Project Timeline and Begin BMP Inventories

Shiawassee Water Trail Coalition: Planning Meeting 3 - Project Timeline

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29th |  4:00 - 6:00 PM

Chesaning Area Conservation Club 13750 W Baldwin Road, Chesaning 

 Optional Dinner: The Back Forty Bar & Grill 

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Planning Team Meeting Determines Vision and Next Steps

April 14 Meeting Agenda

Backgrounder, March 8th Meeting Summary and Next Steps

  1. Review Commitments and progress from March 8th

  2. Create a Project Timeline and Assign Tasks

  3. Establish next three meeting dates and venues: Can your community or organization host one?

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Coalition Seeks Water Trail Designation for the Shiawassee River

2016.03.08.NWT_Meeting.jpgOn Tuesday, March 8th, over a dozen people representing communities from Holly to Chesaning gathered at Baker College of Owosso to meet with Barbara Nelson-Jameson (a trails planner with the National Park Service) to discuss forming a coalition for the purpose of seeking National Water Trail designation for the Shiawassee River from its headwaters in Holly to the Shiawassee Flats within the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge in Saginaw Township.

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