Today marked the 7th quarterly meeting for the Wetland Partnership project. Click here for a summary of the meeting. Matt Meersman reported that he has conducted training for the merging of parcel data. Melanie Stoughton has completed St. Joseph County (MI); Rachel Smith has half of Branch County (MI) completed; Eric Kerney is about one-third of the way finished with Calhoun County (MI); Brian Musser has completed Steuben County (IN); and Matt has almost completed Van Buren County (MI). Briand and Matt will be working on LaGrange and St. Joseph Counties (IN). This merging of data should be completed by the next meeting on August 23, 2012. Landscape Level Functional data is completed for the entire watershed. The Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy has been contracted to assist with planning events to promote the project starting this summer. Combining with other organizations already planning on hosting workshops this summer will aid in spreading the word about the wetland assessment grant and how it can be used.
Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, August 23 at 10:15 a.m. in the Three Rivers Public Library.