Division of Water
State seeks input on water resources conservation plan
The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) is seeking input from the public in the development of a conservation plan to better manage the commonwealth’s stream and wetland resources.
“State stream and wetland conservation planning is designed to promote partnerships and collaboration between regulators, other experts and stakeholders,” said Dr. Stephanie McSpirit of Eastern Kentucky University, with whom DOW has contracted to conduct the survey. “Public participation is an essential part of the planning process.”
Stakeholders and other interested individuals are encouraged to complete an online survey on the topics of regulation, water quality standards, mitigation, restoration and public/private partnerships. A steering committee composed of interagency officials and university consultants will review summaries of the responses, which will be used to help frame the direction and priorities of the long-term strategic plan.
For more information on how to participate in the survey and the planning process, contact McSpirit at Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-622-1644.