The Livingston Watershed Advisory Group (WAG) is a collaborative membership group that was originally formed to develop watershed management plans for the Huron Chain of Lakes and Upper Shiawassee River watersheds in Livingston County. The plans describe current conditions of natural resources and land use impacts, explore existing and future threats to the river systems, and prescribe actions for protection and restoration. The WAG now meets to discuss ways to implement activities that were recommended by those plans. They are also interested in adding the Red Cedar River watershed.
Agenda (to be developed)
Past Meeting Agendas
December 5, 2012 (joint stormwater meeting)
Documents and Information
Watershed Management Plans
The Livingston WAG has developed several planning documents to guide its work to protect and improve water resources in the watershed. The current plan for generally managing stormwater is below:
- Chain of Lakes Watershed Management Plan (external link)
In addition to that overarching plan, targeted plans were developed to focus on phosphorus management in two subwatersheds. Following are final TMDL Implementation Plans that were delivered to DEQ on October 31, 2011.
Phase II Compliance Documents
The MS4s, in partnership with the Washtenaw Stormwater Advisory Group (SAG), is working to develop the following documents for submittal of NPDES permit applications due April 1, 2013:
- Collaborative Public Education Plan (PEP) and PEP Table
- Other shared procedures or planning documents
Under the 2008 Watershed Permit, the SAG submitted the following watershed documents:
- Public Participation Plan (pdf)
- SWPPI Template Instructions (pdf)
- SWPPI Template (MS Word doc)
- SWPPI Action Table (Table 3) (MS Excel xls)
Public Education Materials
Contact: Pam Labadie, (734) 769-5123 x 602, HRWC Marketing Director, for info on HRWC’s I&E Program or any of the materials identified below.
Watershed Community Survey Page – the November 2012 Report of survey results and appendices.
Newsletter Inserts — For use by WAG members. One-page (8.5 x 11″) seasonal newsletter articles on NPS prevention or watershed education topics for community newsletters, websites, and email alerts.
Public Education Resources (from other stormwater management programs)
- Stormwater Training for Restaurant Employees, a flash video from Project Clean Water, San Diego, CA.