Peconic River Working Group Formed
The Peconic River Working Group was formed in 2001 to help the Peconic River Project Team make better decisions by incorporating stakeholder input. The establishment of the Working Group created an opportunity for dialogue between stakeholders with an in-depth interest or special knowledge of the Peconic River and the project team. The first meeting was held on December 6, 2001.
The objectives of the Working Group were to:
- Provide community input to the Peconic River project team on project-level decisions with regard to cleanup of the Peconic River
- Provide early and informal access for stakeholders to project planning, operations, and findings in a manner that facilitated early input to the project team
- Identify policy and value related issues that may be of interest to the broader community and bring these issues to appropriate forums.
The Working Group was expected to meet monthly for approximately two years. The members provided input on the pilot studies, the development of the risk assessment, draft cleanup goals, and on the development of a Proposed Remedial Action Plan. As the path forward in the cleanup process became clear, the Working Group was phased out. After just over two years, their last meeting was held on February 25, 2003.