urge Governor McCrory to increase funding for
North Carolina's land and water conservation
take action today to urge Gov.
to include increased
conservation funding in the budget he will
soon propose. The state’s four conservation
trust funds have seen steep cuts in recent
years, and we need your help to reverse the
trend so that more waterways, forests,
farms, and scenic vistas can be preserved
for the benefit of future generations. Thank
you for your help!
your Senator to support the Land and
Water Conservation Fund
14th was the 50th anniversary of JFK’s
transmission of the original LWCF idea to
Congress, Sens. Baucus (MT), Burr (NC),
and Wyden (OR) & 4 cosponsors
Sens.Udall (CO), Tester (MT), Graham (SC),
& Udall (NM) have introduced a new
bill, The “Land and Water Conservation
Authorization and Funding Act of 2013.”
Thanks Senator Burr for taking this
action. And tell our other Senators- sign
on now in support of LWCF, for the next 50
yrs of conservation. Check out
LWCF Coalition for more information.
NCNR and our partners all
submitted study requests back in November 2012.
The applicant, Brookfield, released the proposed
study plan at the second public meeting in this
process on January 29th, 2013. You can review
the proposed plan HERE.
Comments on the Proposed Study Plan are due
April 5th, 2013.
Wet the Dries Coalition has been formed to
address the re-licensing of the Hawks Nest Dam.
The dam is below the New River Gorge near the
town of Ansted, WV. This dam diverts up to
10,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) of the
river's flow through a 3.5 mile tunnel. The dam
is required to release a minimum of 100 cfs back
into the river. Flows this low result in a 5.5
mile section of the New River known as the
Dries. To see a presentation of how the tunnel
was excavated click HERE
County Land Stewardship Contest
April 13, 2013 is the date
for the Land Stewardship Contest for
students in Grayson County and Galax greades
for submission of a short summary and entry
form is Friday April 5 (students can
submit this online on our website or email it
to Ruth Ross directly at firstname.lastname@example.org).
We would like to
encourage as many students as possible to
participate. Students can download more
information about the competition and entry
forms at our website www.graysonlandcare.org.