The Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District (District) is requesting Statements of Qualifications from interested and qualified Consultants for Professional Planning Consultant Services in order to assist in the development of an update to the Unity Pond (Lake Winnecook) Watershed-Based Management Plan. The purpose of the Unity Pond (Lake Winnecook) Watershed-Based Management Plan Project is to create a comprehensive plan for Unity Pond (Lake Winnecook) with well-developed implementation strategies that effectively improve the water quality of the lake over the next 10 years.
The purpose of this project is to develop an updated watershed-based management plan (WBMP) for Unity Pond that includes EPA’s nine minimum planning elements. The project will collect information about lake water quality and watershed hydrology, inventory NPS problems, evaluate septic systems, assess the external and internal phosphorus load, and bring together a diverse group of watershed stakeholders to develop locally-supported water quality targets and watershed goals, objectives and action strategies for restoring the pond. The project will integrate project findings into an updated WBMP which will be used to guide watershed restoration efforts over the next 10-year planning period (2022-2032).