Partnership Request to Support American River Basin Regional Adopt-A-Creek (AAC) Program, ARB Storm Water Resource Plan Implementation and the American River Basin Collaborative (ARBC) for Watersheds
- will support Valley Foothill Watersheds Collaborative (VFWC) activities to develop and implement ongoing regional “Adopt A Creek” (AAC) programs that conduct monthly/quarterly events as well as annual clean ups within the American River Basin and $27,000 will support coordination of regular meetings for the American River Basin Collaborative (ARBC) as a replicable program for California
- VFWC is requesting support to develop ongoing “Adopt A Creek” programs and partnerships with local governments for stormwater permit compliance, to manage implementation of the ARB SWRP, participate in statewide stakeholder groups such as California Stormwater Quality Association and projects including the California Trash monitoring Methods Project and to convene a regular regional collaborative stakeholder meeting.
- With private and foundation funding support to engage local governments in public private partnerships, VFWC, working with its partner non-profits, would provide AAC program services for agency partners with a goal of developing a minimum of three new AAC local agency partnership projects during the first two years and expanding existing AAC partnership programs.
Ongoing, VFWC will host regular meetings (bi-monthly) in partnership with Regional Water Authority (RWA) connecting local agencies, special districts, nonprofits and the public sector to coordinate projects identified by them to improve water quality and supply, flood water management, as well as ecological health of local watersheds. It will work with organizations from different sectors such as air quality, transportation, and housing to incorporate multiple benefits into projects that have been focused on a single benefit. It will also work with other regional efforts focused on a single issue such as Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), ARB SWRP, habitat conservation plans, urban forest plans, storm water permitting, and groundwater agencies.