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.  

Task Force Members
WardCitizen RepresentativesCouncil Members
OneAlex BartelsmeyerLarry Brost
Two
Paul Delanty 
Lauren Edens
ThreeRichard SturmanScott Ottenberg
FourCarol Holthouse, Co-ChairJoe Farmer, Co-Chair
FiveGreg BergerDave Bertolino
SixMike PattonRob Rambaud
SevenAndrew BrammanNathan Hopper
EightDebi DonaldsonMichael Gillani


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 a 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

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) began a two (2) year long study of Caulks Creek on February 14, 2022. The study is intended to profile the damage in the creek, understand the unpredictable dynamics of storm events upon the creek, author potential solutions, and report on all of it to the community. Such a study will be a template for the other watersheds that define Wildwood in terms of approaches to preserve them, as well as across the country.

This unique two-year 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 

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