Leslie Middle School
AGENDA / NOTES
This is an open meeting. The public which lives, works, and recreates in the watershed is encouraged to attend.
Council Core Values:
Watershed Council Notes:
January 9, 2007
Victor Dodier called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Present were: Ed Emrick, Mary Liepins, Wally Reed, Roger Heusser, Luca DeStefanis, Marcia Kelly, Joan Grindeland, Susan Kephart, Martin Pitchford, Victor Dodier, and John Savage.
Martin Pitchford, one of the founders of the Pringle Creek Watershed Council, reported on the Faye Wright Neighborhood Association concerns about the possible loss of a tree-lined riparian corridor bounding a proposed subdivision near Coloma Dr. SE and Hrubetz. The Neighborhood Association seeks to maintain a vegetative buffer along the creek. Mr. Pitchford proposed that the chairs of the Faye Wright Neighborhood Association and Pringle Creek Watershed Council send a letter to City Public Works and Community Development staff urging retention of riparian trees and vegetation. The Council agreed to send such a joint letter to the Directors of both Public Works and Communty Development.
The Council discussed possible projects for February through early summer. The Council agreed to sponsor a work party in February or March to plant shrubs at the Fairview Mitigated Wetlands site.
Ed Emrick discussed restoration projects under consideration by the city, including the reconstruction of a riparian corridor along the middle fork of Pringle Creek. Mr. Emrick also discussed the emerging idea of "stream mitigation banks."
Wally Reed updated the Council on the status of the South Central Association of Neighbors (SCAN) proposed project to pave the parking lot at the southeast corner of Bush Park, to daylight about 150 feet of Clark Creek now encased in pipe, and to add stormwater basins to clean rainwater before it enters Clark Creek. The Council agreed to provide support for all fundraising activities for the project. On behalf of the Council, Marcia Kelly will take part in a kick-off meeting about coordinating fundraising activities.
The Council discussed possible sources of grants and grant ideas.
Respectfully Submitted, John Savage, Secretary.