Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable: Community Meeting convened to explore sustainable funding mechanisms for implementing Lower Coquitlam River Watershed Plan (June 10, 2017)

Note to Reader:

Aligned by a common vision of a healthy watershed, the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable began developing the Lower Coquitlam River Watershed Plan following an adaptive management model known as the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation.

aerial of Coquitlam

About the Roundtable

The Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable came about as the successful outcome of a multi-phase watershed strategy (2007-2011) aimed at improving collaboration and problem-solving amongst the many stakeholders in the watershed. The Roundtable was launched in February 2011 at an inaugural meeting of watershed partners and the community.

Scope of Activities

The Roundtable coordinates and implements activities which will promote the long-term sustainability of the Coquitlam River watershed based on the agreed-to mission, vision and values of the watershed. Following a set of guiding principles, the types of activities the Roundtable might undertake, given adequate resources, include:

  • coordinating monitoring efforts,
  • participating in the preparation of a plan for the watershed,
  • sponsoring educational events, or
  • working towards consensus on issues that affect the watershed.

The Roundtable does not have authority to make decisions that are the jurisdictional or legislative responsibility of governments or the legal responsibility of any other entity that is participating in the Roundtable.

Governments and government agencies participate, but the Roundtable is an independent entity, not under government direction. The Roundtable is supported by a Core Committee, representing the many watershed sectors of interest and a part time Watershed Coordinator.

To Learn More:

A 2016 Progress Update captures highlights of the strategies for action ahead.

Download the Community Roundtable Meeting Agenda.

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