I’m hoping this is the first of at least a two part series.
tl;dr: our waterways are damaged. If you can spare some time, you could serve on the committee to help fix them.
What follows are a few emails I’ve received from a reader
A link to a recording of the webinar on the DEQ South Fork Rivanna River Study — presentation slides and recording — is below.
Of particular interest to Crozet people: Lickinghole Creek is one of the officially impaired creeks. Parts of the Mechums are too. And parts of the Rivanna.
There’s also a link to the first Technical Advisory Committee Meeting. Citizens can serve on this body.
In the light of all the construction (including the recent snafu with the violation of the stream protection guidelines in the county’s latest (?) cock-up, the development (near Crozet Park), vigilance regarding our streams is vital.
From VA DEQ Valley Regional Office
I would like to thank you all for your interest in the South Fork Rivanna River Stream Health Study. We had great attendance and participation at our kick off meeting on Wednesday evening, and I hope that we continue to have this level of engagement going forward. As a reminder, our first Technical Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on December 9th at 2:00 p.m. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend.
Registration Link https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2154435171464681487
For those of you who were unable to attend the meeting on Wednesday night, I have provided a link to a recording of the webinar below. This recording includes the presentation and the question and answer session that followed. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, and please do pass along any formal written comments during the 30-day public comment period currently underway.
Webinar Recording https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/1274834665452620040
Very best, Nesha
Nesha McRae | TMDL Coordinator VA DEQ Valley Regional Office |