From May 15th 2012 Stakeholders Meeting:
Break-out Exercise Pete Hangen facilitated an exercise, broken into five (5) categories, for committee members to identify elements that are benefits (PLUS) and elements that need to be improved (DELTA). Once identified, participants were provided markers (green dots= most important and yellow dots =move cautiously/pose challenges) to rank the pluses and deltas. Listed below are the items and the rankings.
NOTE: Rankings are not listed below. They are included on the PDF of this original document located at START page.
Coastal stabilization with maritime forest, SAV
Man’s/Women’s mental open space
PHP is unique to City Park System
Commercial sustainable harvesting of oysters
Berms to remain as trails with bridges and openings
site must be managed consistent with conservation goals used to rank and fund the project,
Diversity of FW, SW wetlands, forests, grass lands, habitats
Manage for diversity
Greatest opportunity to restore wetlands in VB
Abuse to environment by dog walkers and off-roaders, littering
Commercial harvesting pressure (oysters, clams, mussels) on adjacent waters
Some public facilities for trash collection and restroom (portapotties)
Remove berms to improve wetlands, habitat, fisheries
Berms will cause loss of wetlands with sea level rise
“Love it to Death” – Overuse!