City Public Involvement & Participation
The City of Ithaca promotes active community participation and involvement to help develop and implement several facets of the stormwater program. By enlisting the support of both public and private stakeholders, several opportunities exist to help target key individuals and groups for watershed management and stormwater control. Community cleanups, adopt-a-stream programs, volunteer monitoring, and environmental protection and awareness groups are just some of the great opportunities available for you to make a difference.
The city also provides the public with a chance to comment on how it runs its stormwater management program. Each year, a state-required annual report is presented for review and any input received can help the plan evolve into a better strategy. Past annual reports are available online.
Volunteer Your Time
Get involved! There are several water quality monitoring and awareness groups in the Ithaca area that would love to have your support. The Fall Creek Watershed Committee, the Natural Areas Commission, city-sponsored stream and lake monitoring, and the Community Science Institute Stream Monitoring Groups are some of the wonderful organizations that offer great ways to do something rewarding for your watershed.