RCWA NEWS 2013
We submitted our Comment Letter to TDEC Division of Water Resources concerning Metro Parks aquatic resource alteration permit #NRS12.236. Here is our submission - RCWA Comment Letter 2013 Sept 24.
RCWA Board adopts Strategic Plan 2013 Executive Summary, commemorates next five-year directive with a new logo created by Loyal Brand Company.
Join the Riparian Renewal Program - RCWA is planting native trees this season for Richland Creek. Healhty streams are dependent on forested stream banks. Trees absorb water, filter pollution, stabilize banks, prevent erosion, preserve aquatic habitats, produce food for wildlife, improve air quality and enhance envrionmental quality and property value. Riparian buffers make good flood defense. Got a group that would like to schedule a tree planting day? Contact us.
Protect Jocelyn Hollow's waterfall, West Meade, a branch of Richland Creek.
RCWA conducted on an amphibian study project with Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Amphibians have been here for 350 million years but are declining at an alarming rate worldwide and also in Tennessee. Help save our frogs, salamanders, toads and newts that are in the middle of the food chain and indicators of environmental quality. Habitat loss on stream banks are a primary cause for their decline.
Our fifth annual meeting was well attended! Many thanks to all that made the gathering successful. The weather was perfect and the refreshments enjoyed. A big thanks to John and Mary Stone for graciously hosting our celebration. Their beautiful home and picturesque courtyard were a wonderful backdrop for the occasion.
Appreciation to volunteers, sponsors and partners that help make RCWA productive over the last five-years and gifts for five-honorees were presented. RCWA emphasized stakeholder involvement for preserving the Richland Creek ecosystem as a beneficial path. Vegetative stream buffers were stressed as the most important defense and that the two major challenges facing our aquatic system were urbanization and climate change. Richland Creek is ours to make healthy again.
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