The Clean Waters Task Force (CWTF) began over seven years ago as a means to coordinate water quality initiatives
in the Lynnhaven River watershed; however, it was expanded four years ago to consider all of the City's watersheds.
The City Manager's Office provides executive leadership to the CWTF, which is comprised of representatives of various City departments, including Agriculture, Health, Parks and Recreation, Planning, Public Works, and Public Utilities, along with representatives from community-watershed organizations, such as Back Bay Restoration Foundation, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, The Crystal Club, Elizabeth River Project, Lynnhaven River NOW, North Landing Riverkeepers, Rudee Inlet Foundation, and Wetlands Watch. In addition, the Environment and Sustainability Office coordinates the activities of the CWTF, and provides monthly agendas and meeting summaries to participants.
- To provide an informal forum for information exchange on activities related to the City's watersheds.
- To help ensure better City agency coordination and cooperation on watershed-related activities and issues.
- To identify areas of concern that may need to be addressed by the City related to the City's watersheds.
- To foster a coordinated City response to other stakeholders working on watershed-related activities and issues.
- To support the efforts of individual participants in helping accomplish water quality protection and enhancement.
- To help facilitate and implement the recommendations of the Green Ribbon Committee(GRC), ensuring a measure of responsibility and accountability to the GRC's process.
- To designate use of Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Board and Wetlands Board Civil Penalties Fund for restoration projects.
The Clean Waters Task Force convenes the second Friday of every other month in the Public Works Large Conference Room, located in Building 2, at 8:30 a.m.
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