Putah Creek Council is leading an effort to engage the public in conversations, building on ongoing community planning efforts, to develop guiding principles for the selection and implementation of enhancement projects along the Lower Putah Creek. (Read more background information here.)
Formation of a Design Team
Last year, an Advisory Committee was convened to provide guidance for the public outreach and engagement process of the Lower Putah Creek Restoration Planning project. As a follow up to the work of the Advisory Committee, a Design Team was convened in April 2018 to work closely with the Putah Creek Council and to advise the development of public outreach events process, content, and messaging. The Advisory Committee is expected to meet 4 times throughout the public engagement process.
Public Engagement Process: The flow chart is a schematic of the public engagement process.
Purpose: Develop a list of guiding principles to inform the selection of enhancement projects that are scientifically sound and community supported.
The purpose of the focus group meetings is to convene key stakeholders to solicit input on Lower Putah Creek beneficial uses and restoration opportunities. Information gathered at the focus group meetings will inform the public events which are expected to be scheduled in the fall. The four focus groups include:
- Land owners
- Science and technical perspectives
- Land managers
You can check back here regularly or sign up on the Lower Putah Creek Restoration Planning Email List to receive periodic email updates.
Read the Grant Agreement.
Read more about the project's Goals, Objectives, and Tasks.
Learn about the project's Advisory Committee
Learn about the project's Science Review Team
View the Putah Creek Annotated Bibliography