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