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As an extension of the Chesapeake Watershed Forum, ForumPlus is designed to provide you and your organization with continuous opportunities to learn, network, and inspire each other on a variety of environmental subjects through many social platforms.

ForumPlus would create a more ongoing and continuous relationship among watershed groups and local governments through a diversity of education and networking events and platforms.  An advisory committee formed each year at the Chesapeake Watershed Forum would help the Alliance plan an agenda for the year and provide advice on topics and targeted regions where these opportunities would be most successful or needed. A number of specific objectives are envisioned.

  • Webcast education events that are hosted through the Chesapeake Network and designed to provide information and insight on topics that are identified at the Forum and need additional in-depth analysis and ongoing dialogue.
  • Webinars from Chesapeake Bay Program policy and science leaders on emerging policies and issues as well as with other leaders in the Bay restoration community.
  • Issue debates and/or regional one day forums to bring synergy to local groups in these regions.  These forums will be panel discussions centered on topics that are identified at the annual Forum and considered worthy of additional analysis.

  • An updated directory of local watershed groups that includes a skills assessment of each group to determine strengths, weaknesses, and collaborative opportunities. This effort would help streamline the delivery of assistance from our service provider partners and information sharing between groups.
  • A Local Government Forum that would focus on issues that are specific to local government implementation of the WIP’s and opportunities for local watershed group engagement with local governments.

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