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Watershed Protection Plan

Plan Development

The Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Protection Plan was developed using EPA's Getting In Step: A Guide for Conducting Watershed Outreach Campaigns, as a guide for the general framework of the project and the development of the WPP followed EPA's Handbook for Developing Watershed Plans to Restore and Protect Our Waters. Extensive stakeholder input was provided throughout the WPP development process. A total of 12 Steering Committee meetings, 2 watershed tours, 9 work group meetings, and 2 public comment meetings were held over the course of 29 months to allow for public input into the development of the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Protection Plan.

Implementation

The WPP was accepted by EPA September 13, 2012 as meeting their guidance requirements for watershed plans. It is only the third WPP developed for Texas waters that has this designation. Since that time, implementation of the WPP has been underway. All implementation activities are voluntary, and are dependent upon a combination of factors such as stakeholder participation, financial and technical resources, and political will. To receive project updates and become involved, contact Ward Ling under the Contact Us tab.

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