The Brush Creek Coordinating Committee (BCCC) is an organized stakeholder group working on realizing the vision that the Brush Creek Basin be “a healthy and sustainable watershed where we respectfully work together to protect, generic viagra remedy restore and enhance resources.” To realize its vision, cialis buy prostate the BCCC’s mission is “to develop and implement an integrated watershed management plan that manages flooding, help improves water quality and balances economic, environmental and social benefits.”
The BCCC has been working closely with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and Johnson County, Kansas—sponsors for the Brush Creek Basin Feasibility Study—that will identify opportunities for flood damage reduction, ecosystem restoration and water quality improvements. Active coordinating committee participants include representatives of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Region 7 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and local not-for-profit, engineering and water resource experts. The BCCC’s quarterly meetings provide stakeholders with the opportunity to share information about relevant activities happening within the watershed and to educate stakeholders about the data and information being developed as a part of the Feasibility Study. The group effectively acts as a steering committee for the work being completed as part of the Feasibility Study.
In 2015, the quarterly meetings of the Brush Creek Coordinating Committee will be held:
Tuesday, February 3;
Tuesday, May 5;
Tuesday, August 4; and
Tuesday, November 3,
8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO.
The Brush Creek Coordinating Committee formed four Action teams in 2010 to work on specific areas of interest related to the Feasibility Study and the larger goal of integrated watershed planning for the Brush Creek Basin. After meeting regularly to establish baselines for their work, the Action Teams meet on an as-needed basis.
- Communications/Community Engagement Action Team: Spearheads public outreach and engagement, establishes communications messages and strategy.
- Project Development Action Team: Supports project design and collaborates with Communications/Community Engagement Action Team is designing community input opportunities.
- Watershed Management Action Team: Leads the development of the Brush Creek Watershed Management Plan.
- Environmental Action Team (E-Team): Worked with the Corps on development of a habitat restoration model to use in evaluating the economic benefit of potential water quality projects.