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Ellsworth Sourcewater Protection Plan December 2004 Rev. September 2005 Page 21 of 63

By 6/2006

  • o

    80% of students in the target grade will be able to define a watershed

    • o

      40% will know that Branch is water supply for Ellsworth

    • o

      30% of 5th-6th grade students will attend the Children’s Water Festival at UMaine

    • o

      20% of Camp Jordan attendees will have completed at least one Project WET activity (or equivalent)

By 9/2007

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    Water quality/Watershed management/drinking water will be a part of the

science curriculum (including Watershed Alliance with UMaine CE)

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    70% of 7th or 8th graders will have gone on the MLCI floating classroom

By 9/2008

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    10 area school kids per summer will intern doing projects to protect the water quality of Branch (conservation corps/invasive surveys/boat inspections) through Hancock County SWCD, UMCE or the City

By 9/2009

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    Ellsworth will be a MLCI partner school

    • 7.

      Audience: Realtors

Need to know

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    Water Quality/land use connection

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      Threats to drinking water

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      Water quality decline leads to property value decline

By 9/2006

  • o

    40% of area realtors will understand how water quality affects property

values

By 9/2007

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      60% of realtors will understand that Branch is a drinking water supply, and will be able to recognize the watershed area

      • o

        40% of realtors will give clients information specific to living in a lake watershed /drinking water watershed upon sale or rental of property (e.g. Safe H2OME or Lake*A*Syst)

  • Implementation

Stakeholders from the Hancock County SWCD and UMCE organized and held a four-hour session on October 21, 2004 to train the Ellsworth City road crew. A representative from the Maine Department of Transportation Local Roads Center discussed road maintenance erosion and sedimentation control BMPs. Staff from the DEP discussed environmental regulations and permitting. Feedback from the group was very good, and a similar event is planned for next spring for local road associations and commissioners.

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