What’s a Report Card?
Just like the report cards of our youth, the White River Report Card is an assessment and communication tool that helps us understand how the river, and its relationship with the communities along it, is doing. Through a stakeholder process, we’ll be selecting things to measure (we call these indicators) that reflect the diverse values, interests, and uses of the river. Each indicator will be judged against a goal, resulting in a grade. We expect indicators to include a variety of things related to water, land, and community.
While this is the fist report card for the White River, it is modelled on similar initiatives for waterways across the world, including the Mississippi River, Chesapeake Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico here in the United States.