You can make the plan as simple as your committee wants, or it can be quite detailed. It just depends on your group, but it's a good idea to start simple. At a minimum, the plan should contain:
- List of the county committee members and the officers
- A list by the following groups on: what they would like to accomplish with REAP funding in the next five years:
- County conservation board
- Soil and water conservation district
- Historical groups
- Conservation and wildlife groups
- Roadside vegetation management
- DNR state parks, forestry, wildlife areas
- Conservation education
- A list of those same groups on: approximately how much REAP money they have to spend in the coming year and on what projects will the money be spent.
- A list of the county committee's top priority projects.
- If the county board of supervisors is not represented on the county REAP committee, a copy of the plan should be sent to them, for their information.
- You can add more to the plan if it is relevant and important to the members of the committee
Once the above is completed, make sure your newspaper gets a copy, then please email a copy of the 5-year plan and 1-year expense plan to the REAP Coordinator.
Below are a variety of county REAP plans. Many are older and should be updated, but still serve meet the requirements of the law. They also provide at least some guidance for the REAP program in their county.
Examples of Plans: