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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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Read the Comment Letter RCWA sent to TDEC, Division of Water Resources here
The comment letter is regarding the permit request by Metro Parks to continue using Richland Creek to irrigate the McCabe Park golf course. This was a long process, beginning 2007 when we discovered excessive use of Richland Creek for irrigation. Later we discussed our concerns with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, who asked if we would like help with a instream flow evaluation for the stream, which we did.  The two-year study was a great opportunity to bring attention to our beloved stream, learn more about its ecology and collect data to better protect Richland Creek.  TDEC will decide on the permitm now that the comment period has ended. Thanks to all of you that participated!

October 6th is the RCWA Annual Gathering 2013-- 4 - 6 pm at 224 Carden Avenue. Join us if you can for conversation, news and refreshments. Bob Teague will share his spanish guitar music, the manager of West End Wine's is choosing a special selection of wines to enjoy and Nothing Bundt Cakes is making sure we have sweets to please. Many thanks to them for sharing their gifts, and to our board directors Catherine Hayden for putting the event together and planning tasty appetizers, and Steve Curnutte for welcoming us to gather at his creekside home. Come and enjoy

The RCWA Riparian Renewal Program continues this fall. Let us know if you have a group that would like to schedule a day to plant trees on Richland Creek, or you want to volunteer to help.  We will be planting in the months of Nov, Dec, Jan and Feb. There are two tree planting dates confirmed so far, Nov 9 & 16 and we will be publishing the full schedule soon.  Your neighborhood, community, school or volunteer group can get a date of your choosing now

Check out the RCWA Strategic Plan 2013We took the opportunity to unveil our new fresh watery logo, created and donated by the Loyal Brand Company. Many Thanks to Stacy Vereen, owner and former board director! He is also designing a new website for us that is still under construction.

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Buck along Richland Creek this August taken by JP McNeely