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Watershed Improvement Network

The Water­shed Improve­ment Net­work (WIN) is a coali­tion of Howard County water­shed group lead­ers and indi­vid­u­als who share an inter­est in improv­ing the health and resilience of Howard County water­sheds. WIN iden­ti­fies and empow­ers lead­ers to engage the com­mu­nity in the pro­tec­tion, improve­ment and pro­mo­tion of each of the water­sheds in Howard County. WIN fos­ters col­lab­o­ra­tive efforts of the busi­ness, agri­cul­tural, envi­ron­men­tal, social, cul­tural, edu­ca­tional and polit­i­cal stake­hold­ers in the com­mu­nity by pro­vid­ing net­work­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties and encour­ag­ing the cre­ation of partnerships.


Water­shed Improve­ment Net­work holds two net­work­ing meet­ings per year so that rep­re­sen­ta­tives from local water­shed groups can share infor­ma­tion and learn from each other. These meet­ings usu­ally include one or two short pre­sen­ta­tions fol­lowed by updates from the atten­dees about recent projects. The meet­ings con­clude with time set aside for net­work­ing. WIN also pro­vides an on-line mes­sage board where mem­bers can exchange mes­sages, share doc­u­ments, and col­lab­o­rate on-line. Mem­bers also receive peri­odic email updates with infor­ma­tion such as grant opportunities.


WIN has a steer­ing com­mit­tee that plans the meet­ings and assists com­mu­ni­ca­tion among the group. The best way to get involved is to attend a WIN net­work­ing meet­ings to find out what’s hap­pen­ing in Howard County water­sheds. To find out when the meet­ings are, send an email to Rachel Beebe includ­ing your name and a mes­sage that you would like to be added to the WIN email list.


Rachel Beebe
Howard County Office of Com­mu­nity Sustainability
(410) 313‑0678


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