Use, management of Annapolis River watershed focus of public meetings | Regional | News

ANNAPOLIS ROYAL – Clean Annapolis River Project is encouraging Annapolis County residents to voice their ideas and concerns in an upcoming series of community engagement sessions focused on the management of land and water resources in the Annapolis River watershed. 

Thanks to financial support from the Rural Community Foundation of Canada’s Community Fund for Canada’s 150th and the Municipality of the County of Annapolis, CARP is partnering with the county to undertake a strategic planning project that focuses on integrated resource management in the watershed.

The project will allow CARP to link its organizational planning to components of the County of Annapolis’ Economic Development Strategy, most notably the 2050 target to “reduce, remediate, and manage contamination of Annapolis County land, air, and water”.

By undertaking this process with support of the municipality, CARP will be better positioned to focus its efforts on the issues of greatest import and impact to the residents of the region while aligning and supporting the existing municipal economic development strategy.

Meetings

Community engagement sessions are scheduled for:

— Thursday, Oct. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bridgetown Fire Hall

— Tuesday Oct. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wilmot Community Center

— Wednesday October 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Port Royal Legion in Annapolis Royal

CARP announced the meetings in a media release Sept. 26 and said meetings will be facilitated by an external moderator, with CARP and county staff present.

Objectives of the community engagement sessions include collect data to understand community values as they relate to land and water resources; to identify community concerns related to land-use management and water resources; and to begin to assess management needs related to land use and water resources.

“Broad community representation will help to ensure that the data collected and recommendations stemming…

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