Louisiana Watershed Initiative-Provisional Watershed District 2


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.

For more details about the Louisiana Watershed Initiative, go to http://www.watershed.la.gov or contact Antonio Carriere, at antonio@kdelta.org, or phone 318-487-5454.

FIND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON OUR TRELLO BOARD PLATFORM:

https://trello.com/b/Ck1rYqjt/watershed-2


See Below as the PWD2 “Meetings, Events, Notices” section for notices, agendas, minutes and other related postings.

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)

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REGIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING – PROVISIONAL WATERSHED DISTRICT 2 – JANUARY 28, 2001 2-4 p.m. (Online)

Meeting access:

GoToMeeting Virtual Web Conference Meeting – Thursday, Jan 28, 2021 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (CST)

Join this meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/828719109

Dial in using your phone: United States: +1 (669) 224-3412 Access Code: 828-719-109

COPY OF POSTING/VIRTUAL ACCESS FOR MEETING

Meeting Notice and Posting for 1-28-2021

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

LWI PWD2 - 1-28-2021 Meeting Agenda

or download Agenda: 1-28-2021 PWD2 RSC AGENDA

or review Status Update (memo):1-28-2021 PWD2 RSC – STATUS UPDATES

LWI PWD2 - 1-28-2021 Status Updates

REMINDER: ROUND 1 APPLICATIONS DUE THROUGH THE LOUISIANA WATERSHED INITIATIVE ONLINE PORTAL with deadline of 2/26/21 for submission

PRIOR MEETINGS/NOTICES/DOCUMENTS

MINUTES 2020


PWD2-RSC Work Session Meeting 2 PM 12-9-2020 and NOTICEs – with technical correction

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.

12/9/2020 PWD2-RSC Work Session Meeting 2 PM: NOTICE & AGENDA with update for technical correction
12/9/2020 FOCUS GROUP – Discussion Prompts for PWD2 RSC
12/9/2020 EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR MITIGATION ACTIONS
Email steven@kdelta.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

NOTICE AND AGENDA – PWD2 RSC 11-18-2020 posted to KDELTA-org

PWD2 RSC 11-18-20 Handouts and References-FINAL

RSC – PW2 Minutes – DRAFT pending for JUNE 2020

NOTICE – VIRTUAL ACCESS – and AGENDA – PWD2 RSC 11-18-2020

Please note that under Louisiana’s Open Meetings Law, the Steering Committee is classified as such and will follow these regulations: “As an advisory committee established for the purpose of providing advice and recommendations to the Council on Watershed Management and the Louisiana Office of Community Development, this Committee constitutes a “public body” under La. R.S. 42:13 and is thus subject to and will follow the Louisiana Open Meetings Law (La. R.S. 42:11-28). Consequently, in the event of any conflict between any term, condition, or provision set forth herein and any mandate of OCD or Open Meeting Law, the latter shall prevail.”