Drum roll please…. Congratulations to all the Partners who reported on so many outstanding actions to improve the health of the watershed!
I am so proud to be working alongside such an amazing group of dedicated individuals and organizations. This annual report represents a staggering amount of work accomplished by a coalition of organizations committed to restoring the health of the Green/Duwamish Watershed. Working alone we will not achieve our vision, but if we continue to work together, anything is possible.
The annual report is divided into two parts:
- Goal Sheets – The Goals are a foundational part of the Watershed Stormwater Strategy and highlight actions designed to achieve specific outcomes. Actions were self-assigned by Partners for their own work, and each Goal’s section of the report summarizes the Coalition’s success. In total, individual Partners completed a truly amazing amount of work.
- Governance Dimensions – The Coalition is committed to embracing self-reflection in the pursuit of continuous improvement. Part of this effort includes a survey designed by Partners – for Partners. The results are divided into five specific categories (called dimensions), each one detailing survey responses on strengths, room for growth, and opportunities for improvement.
This annual reporting process helps focus near-term work on what is realistic, relevant, and effective according to the best available information. It allows the Coalition to capture a snap-shot of how we’re meeting our commitments to each other and the watershed. Please email me with any comments or questions.
Discussions within the Partner group are already underway to re-evaluate how to tell the story of OGD’s success more effectively, so please share what you think of this annual report and connect with us at: www.ourgreenduwamish.com.