Community Advisory Committee
The Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern CAC (CAC) is called to be the long‐term voice and leader for cleaning up and delisting the Milwaukee Estuary AOC. To this end the CAC provides a structured way for individual citizens to share their opinions and perspectives on cleanup efforts, and on how policies and programs affect citizens who live and work in the watersheds.
The purpose of the CAC is four-fold:
Review and provide comment on the annual Remedial Action Plan (RAP) and participate in the BUI removal process.
Devise and assist in implementation of strategies for building public and community support to enact recommendations contained in the Remedial Action Plan for the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern;
Provide a forum for meaningful and appropriate resident and local stakeholder input into remediation and restoration efforts, and;
Advise state and federal agencies on Milwaukee Estuary AOC remediation and restoration.
Core Values/Guiding Principles of the CAC:
Fostering a sense of public responsibility for restoring and maintaining the ecological integrity of the Milwaukee Estuary;
Ensuring the expedient development and implementation of a Remedial Action Plan (RAP) for the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern (AOC)
Cultivating a network of diverse audiences and facilitating outreach to increase citizen engagement and public awareness support of Milwaukee Estuary AOC remediation and restoration
Working together to identify and overcome obstacles to restoring the beneficial uses of the AOC and participate in the BUI removal process.
Ensuring that planning steps and actions taken to improve the health of the AOC are driven by participatory planning, sound science, and independent evaluation of planned restoration work.