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About the Middle James Roundtable

The Middle James Roundtable is a collaborative effort among various stakeholders in the Middle James watershed to improve water quality and the overall health of our communities. Roundtable stakeholders include elected officials, local government staff, the agricultural community, planning district commissions, business and industry, water and sewer utilities, commercial fishermen, soil and water conservation districts, developers, interested citizens, environmental groups, tourism and recreational groups, state and federal agency staff and public service authorities. Roundtable activities are dictated by the participants and can involve activities such as hosting forums to discuss local watershed issues and land use, educating citizens about water quality, grant writing, coordinating workshops, social marketing campaigns, collecting and analyzing water quality data and planning and implementation of watershed goals.

The Middle James Roundtable consists of a steering committee, which meets quarterly.  An executive committee, elected from current steering committee members by steering committee members, meets monthly.  The Roundtable also holds a yearly meeting that focuses on local water quality issues.

Middle James Roundtable Bylaws (updated May 2014)

Middle James Roundtable Strategic Action Plan (updated February 2014)

 

2014 Middle James Roundtable Annual Meeting Speaker Presentations

MJRT Overview Presentation for 2014 Annual Meeting - Kip Mumaw (Ecosystem Services, LLC),

                                                                                Megan Sommers Bascone (DEQ)

City of Petersburg Stormwater Utility Presentation - Darryl Walker (City of Petersburg)

Homeowner BMP Initiatives Panel - Aimee Bushman (CBF), Amber Ellis (JRA), Anna Mathis (Alliance for the                                                            Chesapeake Bay), Nicola McGoff (Thomas Jefferson SWCD)

VDOT Local TMDL Efforts - Tracey Harmon (Virginia Department of Transportation)

VDOT MS4 Mapping Requirements: Outfall Recon/IDDE Efforts - Ginny Snead (Louis Berger Group)

James River Advisory Council's James River Cleanup - Hallie Boisseau (Keep Henrico Beautiful), Nancy   

                                                                               Drumheller (CVWMA), Sara Stamp (Chesterfield County)

Great Retrofit Hunt - Laurel Williamson & Joe Battiata (Center for Watershed Protection)

Tricycles Gardens Pictures - Soizic Ziegler (Tricycle Gardens)

 

Executive Committee Members

  • Chairperson: Kip Mumaw - Ecosystem Services, LLC
  • Vice-Chairperson: Paul Davis - Citizen
  • Secretary: Erin Hawkins - City of Lynchburg Department of Water Resources
  • Treasurer: Nancy Drumheller - Central Virginia Waste Management Authority
  • Chair-Elect: Hallie (Boisseau) Stephenson - Keep Henrico Beautiful

 

Steering Committee Members

                  

  • Aimee Bushman - Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Alex Foraste, P.E. -  Stantec
  • Anna Mathis - Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Betty McCracken - Monacan Soil & Water Conservation District
  • David Taylor - Chesterfield County Department of Environmental Engineering
  • Erin Hawkins - City of Lynchburg Department of Water Resources  
  • Gay Stokes - City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities  
  • Hallie Boisseau - Keep Henrico Beautiful
  • Kip Mumaw - Ecosystem Services, LLC         
  • Michelle Kokolis - James River Association    
  • Nancy Drumheller - Central Virginia Waste Management Authority
  • Olivia Hall - Henrico County Department of Public Works 
  • Paul Davis - Citizen
  • Sarah Stewart - Richmond Regional Planning District Commission
  • Wood Hudson - Thomas Jefferson Regional Planning District Commission
  • Megan Sommers Bascone - Roundtable Project Manager, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality*       (non-voting member)

 

Meeting Minutes

To obtain past meeting minutes, please contact the Roundtable Coordinator at info@mjrt.org

                     

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." -- John Muir