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The Mission

     Preserve, conserve and enhance the Powhatan Creek watershed as an ecologically diverse system within the James River and Chesapeake Bay watersheds. Work with citizens, area schools, businesses, governmental agencies, the media and other groups to promote knowledge and understanding of the varied and complex issues that affect the watershed and its substantial value to the people of James City County and the State of Virginia.


FOPCW BY LAWS

ARTICLE I.
     DEFINITION. Friends of Powhatan Creek Watershed is a group of citizens working together to promote responsible stewardship of the Powhatan Creek Watershed.

ARTICLE II.
     PURPOSE. As set forth by Article I of these Bylaws and Article II of the Articles of Incorporation, the Friends of the Powhatan Creek Watershed are committed to the preservation, conservation, and enhancement of the Powhatan Creek Watershed as an ecologically diverse system within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and the waterways of the State of Virginia.

A. Research and Monitoring.
     1. Identify effective water quality monitoring protocol, quality assurance/quality control and reporting systems.
     2. Establish a citizen's water quality monitoring program for the Powhatan Creek Watershed.
     3. Develop an understanding of the resources and hydrology of this native Creek biota.
     4. Identify and monitor area activities that may have an impact on the creek watershed, its waterways, wetlands, marshes, and riparian systems.
     5. Identify land use/management/development and transportation practices that protect, enhance, and restore watershed waters and adjacent essential upland habitat.
     6. Work with planning, regulatory, and development programs of local, regional, state, and federal agencies to encourage policies and practices that are consistent with the purpose and goals of Friends of Powhatan Creek Watershed.

B. Education and Communication.
      Work with citizens, area schools, businesses, governmental agencies, and other groups to promote knowledge and understanding of the varied and complex issues that affect the Powhatan Creek Watershed and its substantial value and importance to the people of James City County and the State of Virginia.

 
 


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