The Mid-Coast Water Planning Partnership (MCWPP) will meet on Thursday, Jan. 9 from 4-7:15 p.m. at the Toledo Fire Hall, 285 NE Burgess Road, Toledo.
The public is invited to attend this free event, hosted by the City of Toledo. Participants will learn about the interests and needs of self-supplied water users in the region, which includes rural homes, farms and industries that supply their own water as opposed to getting it from a municipality or other water provider.
Nearly 30 percent of residents in Lincoln County provide their own water from wells, springs or streams for in and around the home. At the meeting, there will be a presentation from the Well Water Program at Oregon State University on how to take care of domestic wells. There will also be a presentation from Oregon Department of Agriculture on the work of the Pesticide Stewardship Partnership in the Yamhill watershed and how it might inform work in the Mid-Coast. Pesticide Stewardship Partnerships find ways to reduce pesticide levels while measuring improvements in water quality and crop management using a cooperative, science-based approach.
During the meeting the partnership will identify criteria to help evaluate and prioritize the issues that they will ultimately focus on for strategy development. Dinner will be served. First time attendees, please arrive at 3:30 p.m. for an orientation. Please RSVP at bit.ly/mwpprsvp.
MCWPP consists of regional partners who are working collaboratively to understand and meet the water needs for the environment the economy and coastal communities from Cascade Head to Cape Perpetua. More information is available online at midcoastwaterpartners.com.