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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

RCWA Taking Two Actions to Protect Richland Creek

1)  RCWA filed an Item A Appeal with Metro Nashville Codes Administration on June 30, 2011.   The action was taken to defend Richland Creek from a nonconfroming use car lot on Charlotte Pike resuming operations.
The basis for our appeal is the use is not permitted in that zoning district because the previous nonconfroming use had ceased for a period of time longer than allowed by law for a new permit to come under the noncomforming provisions of the Metro Code.  The Board of Zoning of Appeals will hear our case 1 p.m. August 18th.
2) RCWA is calling for volunteers to become citizen scientists for an important summer study! 
The RCWA Stream Monitoring Guidance Handbook is complete and will be printed soon. 
Interested volunteers should email the RICHLAND CREEK WATERSHED ALLIANCE with your name, phone and address to rcwa@comcast.net and we will provide you with the monitoring manual to read before training begins.
Each volunteer will attend two-free training sessions in preparation for sampling:
1st Training - Indoors - August 22nd 6-8 p.m.  Location:  Cohn Adult School, 4805 Park Avenue, Room 123
2nd Training - Outdoors - August 27th 9-11 a.m.  Stream-side training location to be announced at 1st training.
A minimum of 8 volunteers are needed to conduct this targeted study. More monitors are  welcome and would enable more data to be collected.  Everything is free to citizen scientists -- supplies, equipment and training. 
Your help is needed and appreciated!

Thanks to the assistance provided by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and World Wildlife Fund the RCWA Monitoring program was made possible.
RCWA Volunteer John
Baseline Sampling April 2011 

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