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Lead parties

Funding sources

DEP, Water Suppliers, Watershed Associations, Riverways, Regional Planning Agencies

Smart Growth TA Grants

Smart Growth TA Grants

Priority Actions Gulf/Scituate Harbor Watersheds

3.2 Develop locally integrated waste water, water supply and stormwater plans based on subwatershed budgets and incorporate such budgets into the WMA and DEP permitting decisions. The plans will define measures to reduce I/I and maximize stormwater recharge. 3.3 Implement landscaping bylaws that promote the conservative use of water by defining guidelines for irrigation systems with soil moisture sensors, limiting size of lawns in new developments, and encouraging the use of indigenous plants with less intensive water needs.

DEP, Municipalities, Regional Planning Agencies, Watershed Associations

3.4 Evaluate feasibility of recycling WWTP effluent for irrigation purposes in development and redevelopment projects and for the irrigation of community golf courses and recreation fields in each

Municipal Planning Boards, DPWs, BOH, DEP, Regional Planning

Watershed Improvement Grants

South Coastal Community

Agencies

Goal #4 Strengthen local capacity to protect and enjoy watersheds Proposed Actions for next five years

4.1 Develop regionally consistent smart growth bylaws and regulations by town that focus on water protection measures inclusive of stormwater bylaws, stormwater utilities, low impact development bylaws, landscaping bylaws, integrated water conservation plans. Provide circuit rider for technical assistance, and target municipal funds for bylaw enforcement.

Regional Planning Agencies and Watershed Associations to write regional grant for state agency budget (CZM) to fund circuit riders. All municipal boards (including fire dept.).

Smart Growth TA Grants, 604(b) grants, Private Foundations

Local Schools, Center for Gulf of Maine Council, MA

Student Coastal

Environmental Trust, Private

Research

Foundations

4.2 Strengthen state leadership on watershed protection measures by engaging Federal and State elected officials and advocacy/user groups in watershed activities.

4.3 Develop and Implement in-school and after-school programming for hands-on watershed curriculum.

Governor, EOEA, State Representatives and Senators, WRC, Watershed Associations

Watershed Improvement Grants

South Coastal Watershed Action Plan 9/12/2006 Watershed Action Alliance

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Calendar Years Subwatersheds

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Incorporate into permit for increased Cohasset WWTP capacity

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