Much like in nature, the Maumee RAP has been on a continual journey of evolution over the last 25 years. The Maumee RAP has evolved through many phases and with that evolution comes many changes…in structure, in process, in name, and in the terminology used and what it means.
Most recently, the Maumee RAP has become a stand-alone committee now called the Maumee AOC Advisory Committee (MAAC for short). But the heart of the process remains the same. It is still a collaborative, locally-based group of dedicated people working through the state and federal Areas of Concern program to restore fishable and swimmable waters. This local AOC committee will continue to liaison with Ohio EPA and U.S. EPA, while both agencies work closely with the Canadian counterparts through the Great Lakes Water Quality Protocol of 2012 to address key environmental health issues that are severely impacted in areas of concern around the Great Lakes.
The Maumee AOC Advisory committee members have been appointed. Voting membership and terms will be either accepted or turned down at the first meeting which will be held February or early March. To view the appointed committee members, please view the PDF here.
Partners for Clean Streams continues as the local Facilitating Organization supporting the MAAC, leading and collaborating with the many outstanding partners implementing restoration projects throughout the AOC and working to accelerate progress towards delisting in the Maumee Area of Concern (AOC).
Project Management team assist in the implementation of a specific project including tasks such as RFP development, consult selection and oversight and public education. This is a very important part of keeping our organization running smoothly.
Planning teams are responsible for assisting with the development of event/ programs for that year. Tasks can include promotional material distribution, site coordination, volunteer recruitment and training, donation solicitation among others. This is a great way to be directly involved with developing, planning and running annual events such as the Youth Patch Day Workshop, Clean Your Streams or the Annual General Meeting.
Development Teams are responsible for the financial development of the organization. Tasks include membership education and recruitment, community partner recruitment, event underwriters, solicitation and various other financial components of our organization.
We welcome anyone who wants to be more involved with important functions that PCS runs. These are non-elected positions and thus open to anyone interested. These teams are created as needed. Please contact us if you would like to be part of one of these teams.