What are the Benefits of a Watershed Plan

Improving awareness – education stake holders about the issues affecting their quality of life and/or the health of their watershed encourages them to participate.

Coordinating community actions – through development of a common vision, communities can coordinate their activities and work toward common goals.

Fostering locally led participation – putting the planning process in the hands of the local people ensures that local concerns are fully integrated. • Involving broad representation – incorporating a diversity of interests, agencies, NGO’s, and individuals’ builds participation and acceptance. This results in actions that everyone can support.

Targeting resources – focusing manpower and funding to address the important issues identified by the community within the watershed. • Forming partnerships – establishing working relationships, improving communications, and sharing information minimizes conflict and promotes cooperation.

Leveraging resources – combining the talents, expertise, funding, and time of many individuals organization, and agencies provides a workforce to achieve large-scale goals.

Increasing efficiency – working together reduces duplication of efforts and provides information for other to utilize and build upon.

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