Watershed Erosion Task Force

This group of citizen volunteers was nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council on May 28, 2019. The purpose of this team is to evaluate the City’s nine (9) watersheds and develop recommendations to prevent, or attempt to rectify, degradation of these natural and unique resources.

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By completing this form, you will receive periodic updates regarding the efforts of the City's Watershed Erosion Task Force (WETF) and related information. Please provide your contact information in the form to begin receiving these updates.

Task Force Members
WardCitizen RepresentativesCouncil Members
OneAlex BartelsmeyerN/A
Paul Delanty 
Lauren Edens
ThreeRichard SturmanN/A
FourVacantJoe Farmer, Co-Chair
FiveGreg BergerN/A
SixMike PattonN/A
EightDebi DonaldsonN/A

Staff liaisons to the Task Force include: Joe Vujnich, Director of Planning and Parks, and Travis Newberry, Senior Planner

Meeting Information

Meeting dates and times may vary, but the Task Force will meet approximately once every other month. All meetings are open to the public. Agendas are posted at least 24 hours in advance of a meeting. See the calendar to the right for future meeting dates and more information.

Agendas & Minutes

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Information on the Watershed Erosion Task Force

Two Year USGS Study in the Caulks Creek Watershed

Through the efforts of the WETF, the City and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have partnered to conduct an initial two-year study of the Caulks Creek Watershed, which has now been extended for an additional three (3) months.

This unique scientific study will have these main objectives:

  • Monitor bank erosion at key sites along Caulks Creek 
  • Assess the hydraulic response of the watershed for storm events under current and projected climate conditions and widely variable weather patterns.
  • Model the hydraulics of the creek under existing development patterns, climate considerations, and changing weather conditions.
  • Depict the potential development and/or mitigation of bank failure and erosion.
  • Position the City for future grant opportunities
  • Assess bank vegetation from historic aerial photography 

This scientific study is an exciting development in the efforts of the City’s Watershed Erosion Task Force to address these important issues impacting Wildwood.

Learn more about this study here.

Subscribe to the Watershed Erosion Notify Me email group to receive periodic updates here.

Presentations by Soil Scientist & Erosion Experts