The goal of this project is to determine watershed residents’ knowledge of local watershed and water quality issues, perceptions of water quality, attitudes and values about protection and restoration of local water ways, and environmental behaviors. Data collected on these subject areas will assist in determining the educational needs of the community. As part of Phase II of Watershed Improvement Planning, public outreach and education campaigns will be catered to different audiences based on specific educational needs identified in the survey results.
Between December 2009 and February 2010, the Watershed Residents' Survey was distributed to households through the City of Prescott utility bills and the Valpak coupon envelope. The deadline for survey returns was March 15, 2010.
Nearly 1,500 residents responded to the survey.
The Watershed Improvement Council is currently analyzing the survey data for insights into community's knowledge and information needs.