CSMW initiated their Sediment Master Plan efforts by conducting a series of public workshops and meetings with local, county and regional government agencies throughout the coastal portions of the state. The public workshops were an opportunity to share the project plan and goals with the public, gather information on local sedimentation and shoreline erosion problems, identify local sediment management-related activities, and identify coordination and data sharing opportunities with local government and groups such as watershed councils.
The Workshop Coordinator (SANDAG) planned and facilitated eight workshops between February and June, 2004, held at the locations identified in this “Schedule”. General information prepared by SANDAG for all workshops included an “Overview” of the sediment management problem faced by coastal California and what the CSMW hoped to accomplish via the Sediment Master Plan, and a “Public Questionnaire”, which requested information about perceived problems and solutions/opportunities as well as available regional sediment management data and information types.
Outreach efforts are also part of each Coastal RSM Plan developed for specific portions of the California coastline. CSMWs regional partners for each coastline portion were responsible for developing a Stakeholder Advisory Group (typically interested or affected agencies) and a public outreach program to ensure the Plan addressed local issues of concern. Each Coastal RSM Plan completed to date (August 2012) and those with significant progress have information posted to this website, linked to from the main Coastal RSM Plan page.
Comments received at each of the Public workshops have been compiled, and recommendations were incorporated as appropriate. A Public Outreach Contact List has been compiled to apprise interested parties of significant SMP and Coastal RSM Plan developments. This list is periodically updated to include contact information from the various Coastal RSM Plans as they are developed. Please check back periodically for updates!