On June 29, the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) held a two-hour engagement session to address conservation needs in each of MWCD’s six sub-river basins. The session was led by MWCD’s Executive Director Craig Butler, Chief of Conservation Matt Thomas as well as environmental economist Elizabeth Schuster with Sustainable Economies Consulting and attended by members of the Stream + Wetlands Foundation. At the beginning of the meeting, Executive Director Butler emphasized that the three priorities of the MWCD were flood control, recreation, and conservation.
This strategic planning session focused on the conservation needs in the Licking River watershed. Key discussion topics included maintaining/improving water quality and the quality of life offered while continuing to support population and economic development in the watershed.