12, 2001 Minutes
Karin Harjes, Jerry Codner, Sharon Anderson
finished and submitted to EPA the environmental education grant proposal she
and Kristin Kerwin, Cayuga Lake Watershed Network intern, worked on. Awards are
made between April and May, with funding available in July. In our January
meeting we will discuss what tasks we want to do prior to hearing in the spring
and what we would want to do if we don't get the grant. One discrete
task we might want to start would be the radio PSA's since those are
"in-kind" match. We could make the radio contacts, write the text
and air them, whether or not we receive EPA funding. In January there is an
Ithaca college (IC) professor we could contact, plus a retired professor who
does this as a business. Good videos were done for Jerry's lab and
sailing club. He has some people he can contact so we can be better informed
about our options.
January we will select the PSA topics and start writing scripts. Need to get a
sense of what involvement the other EPPOC members would like to have with this
Co Health Dept. is willing to be on the speakers list
will ask: Liz Moran, Kate Hackett, Jose Lozano, Ag Committee
will ask Dick Coogan, Kelly Sevier Fallone, Niamh O'Leary & Tom
Vawter (water monitoring and Env. Science), Bill Kappell (drinking water and
will call Larry Fabroni
will be asked to contact the health departments to see if they are willing to
be on the speakers list and to get contact information for the different topics
will keep updating the standard presentation that Sharon has been using. It is
based on the presentation Liz and Dave did at the May 2001 public meetings. It
would be good to have a basic presentation with some options to go to slides
that have more detailed information. For example if people have questions on
sediment there could be a set of slides or background information to answer
specific questions in more detail.
short set of 3-5 slides on the Restoration and Protection Plan could be offered
to presenters as an introduction to their presentation.
will be given a tracking sheet for documenting:
number of people and type of audience
areas where more information was needed
the questions have any theme or show overall concern
date and location of presentation, and presenter
EPPOC with a copy of slides suggested (paper or electronic)
members and IO members will be encouraged to attend the session and serve as a
notetaker, including completing the form.
Release to Schools. A letter went out today encouraging middle and high school
teachers to use the RPP in the classrooms. The Network's Essay Contest
was also publicized. Karin will ask Deb how widely the IO press release she
wrote was distributed. Should another one go out?
Jerry and Karin will set up a calendar on the Web page by gathering events
that happened around the watershed and posting on the IO Web site. Cooperative
Extension, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Universities and Colleges,
EcoVillage, Libraries, regional planning offices, water quality coordinating
committees all might be sources of information.
bureau: Promote the speakers bureau via press release and on the web site the
list of speakers and topics. Could also mention the use of the RPP by schools.
PSA and video: what tasks shall we pursue before grants are awarded? Who would
like to do what?
by Sharon Anderson
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