In this edition, CRPA President Dick Brooks shares how a few hours on the river to remind him what matters most during a time of uncertainty and also provides an update on recent court proceedings in regards to the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Executive Assistant Lynne Griffith gives an update on the status of planned upcoming events and how quickly things have changed in a few short months. Lynne also provides a recap of the virtual Annual Meeting that took place in May.
Our newsletter also features memories and photos submitted by members. Radford University’s Robert K. Slusser analyzes the effects on stream hydrology by the North American Beaver. We remember 2 members of the CRPA community Bill Hardbarger and Gilbert Ramey and give thanks to our Lucius Bracey for his many years of service to the CRPA.
Finally CRPA prepares for an upcoming virtual auction to raise funds for the newly created Bill Hardberger Education Scholarship Fund.
Time of Year (TOY) restrictions were imposed upon the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in accordance with state and federal guidelines. These restrictions were agreed to by each agency as well as the applicant (Dominion and partners) because they represent the best case possible to protect species (including those that are endangered) reproduction and water quality.