This survey will assist our local freshwater/watershed organizations understand what people know and think about rivers, lakes and streams in our region: their importance, perceived threats, and local level knowledge around resources, advocacy, and capacity.   Freshwater Partners Renfrew County is administering this survey on behalf of  the organizations listed below in Question #3.

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* 1. In which of these watersheds do you live, or have a seasonal residence in?

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* 2. How would you rate the water quality in your watershed?

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* 3. In your opinion, what are the most important freshwater issues in our region? Please rank the following in order of importance from 1 to 8, (1 being most important).

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* 4. Please rank the following benefits of a healthy watershed in order of importance from 1 to 5 ( 1 being most important).

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* 5. Do you think our local governments are doing enough to support healthy freshwaters in our region?

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* 6. Are you aware of the following local freshwater-related organizations or programs? Please check all that apply.

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* 7. In your opinion, is there value in local freshwater/watershed organizations, such as those listed above, to collaborate with local governments and others in order to reach a consensus around key threats to our freshwaters and to develop solutions together?

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* 8. Please indicate what you would most like to know more about, in order of importance from 1 to 10 ( 1 being most important).

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* 9. 9.  Please give each of the following statements a ranking from 1 to 5, using the following scale:

1- Disagree strongly 2– Disagree a little 3– Neither agree or disagree 4– Agree a little 5– Agree strongly

 
My ideal vacation spot would be a remote, wilderness area.
Humans have the right to use natural resources any way we want.
My connection to water is a part of my spirituality.
Animals, birds and plants should have fewer rights than humans.
Nothing I do will change problems in other places on the planet.
I always think about how my actions affect the environment.

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