Governor John Bel Edwards established the Council on Watershed Management to coordinate, interagency structures at the state level for watershed-based, flood-risk reduction and planning in response to 2016 floods/disaster declarations.
The Louisiana Watershed Initiative was created to coordinate watershed-based, flood-risk reduction and planning on a regional level. There are eight provisional watershed districts created to begin to manage watershed/flood plain planning activities throughout the state. In Central Louisiana, the Provisional Watershed District 2 includes the following parishes (or part of the following parishes):
Avoyelles Bienville Caldwell Catahoula Concordia Grant
Jackson LaSalle Lincoln Rapides Winn
Also included in the Provisional Watershed District 2 are parts of Concordia Parish and a minor corner of land area of Ouachita Parish and two sovereign nations: the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians and the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana.
Kisatchie-Delta Regional Planning & Development District is the fiscal agent, facilitator, and coordinator for Provisional Watershed District 2 and is working with the partnership support of Rapides Area Planning Commission to ensure comprehensive and inclusive planning and capacity building.
Watershed 2’s leadership is organized through the efforts of a Regional Steering Committee that is guiding initiative efforts for cultivating regional projects and planning to address critical needs. The Regional Steering Committee is poised to transition to a Regional Coalition, continuing to provide policy guidance to the Council on Watershed Management for the Louisiana Watershed Initiative as a statewide, interagency undertaking to address watershed management and advance regional coordination for watershed/floodplain-based flood risk reduction and water management.
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REGIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING – WATERSHED 2
LOG ON and PLUG IN – 2 PM APRIL 28. Online meeting of the Regional Steering Committee.
10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (Online with GoToMeeting)
REGIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING – PROVISIONAL WATERSHED DISTRICT 2 – JANUARY 28, 2001 2-4 p.m. (Online)
GoToMeeting Virtual Web Conference Meeting – Thursday, Jan 28, 2021 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (CST)
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COPY OF POSTING/VIRTUAL ACCESS FOR MEETING
or download notice and GO TO MEETING ACCESS INFO: 1-28-2021 RSC Meeting Notice and Posting
DOCUMENTS FOR MEETING 1/28/2021
AGENDA FOR MEETING OF 1/28/2021
or download Agenda: 1-28-2021 PWD2 RSC AGENDA
or review Status Update (memo):1-28-2021 PWD2 RSC – STATUS UPDATES
REMINDER: ROUND 1 APPLICATIONS DUE THROUGH THE LOUISIANA WATERSHED INITIATIVE ONLINE PORTAL with deadline of 2/26/21 for submission
AGENDA: OPEN MEETING and WORK SESSION including:
1) OPEN 2) FOCUS GROUP 3) GOVERNANCE EXERCISES 4) INVITATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT 5) ADJOURN
No “final” decisions will be taken at this Work Session-meeting for Provisional Watershed District 2; however, this is open, public, and considered and invitation for public participation with the Regional Steering Committee.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if copy of OCD slides for Governance are needed…or visit https://www.watershed.la.gov/resources-library
REGIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING – PROVISIONAL WATERSHED DISTRICT 2