January CCP Meeting to Focus on Water Resource Planning

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Haw River

Chatham County’s Haw River. Photo by Chris Whitted on behalf of Friends of Lower Haw River.

The first Chatham Conservation Partnership (CCP) meeting of 2021 will focus on Water Resource Planning.

Please join us on January 21, 2021, from 9–11:15 a.m. for a virtual meeting to discuss one of our most important natural resources.

An update of the Cape Fear basinwide plan is coming out in 2021. Nora Deamer, NCDEQ Basin Planning Branch, will share updates in the plan for the Haw, Rocky, and Deep Rivers. How are basinwide plans used to protect our rivers? Can we provide input into the basinwide plans?

The Jordan Lake Rules impact water users, drinkers, and community members throughout the watershed. How are they developed? Who follows them? And could we be managing Jordan Lake better? Find out when Patrick Beggs from NCDEQ Division of Water Resources presents an update from the Jordan Lake One Water Partnership and the re-adoption process of the Jordan Lake Rules. Friends of the Lower Haw will share their efforts to bring the Haw River Trail to Chatham County in hopes that recreation can be the key to watershed conservation.

The meeting will take place via Zoom, and pre-registration is required. CCP meetings are free and open to the public (not just Chatham County residents!).

Meeting Agenda:

9 a.m.
Welcome

9:15 a.m.
New 2021 Cape Fear Basinwide Plan
Nora Deamer, Basin Planner, NCDEQ Division of Water Resources

10 a.m.
Update on Jordan Lake One Water Partnership and 2020 Readoption Process of the Jordan Lake Rules
Patrick Beggs, Nonpoint Source Planner, NCDEQ Division of Water Resources

10:45 a.m.
Conservation through Recreation, Developing a River Trail Concept
Gretchen Smith and Guil Johnson, Friends of the Lower Haw River

11 a.m.
CCP Updates and Announcements from Members

11:15 a.m.
Adjourn

Click here to register for this meeting. Registration deadline is 10 p.m. on January 20. Registrants will receive an email prior to the event with the Zoom link. 

CCP Steering Committee: Catherine Deininger, Brooke Massa, Debbie Roos, Margaret Sands, Allison Weakley.

For more information about the Chatham Conservation Partnership, visit the CCP website or email info@chathamconservation.org.