Thou hast nor youth nor age
But as it were an after dinner sleep
Dreaming of both.–T.S.Eliot
Headed out to sea next week.
Since 2003, Streamwatch has been monitoring the health of Rivanna River watershed streams. Invariably, Moores Creek earns the “very poor” designation.
In May of this year the City took an informal poll on their website asking the public to rank trails.
The City lists the Rivanna River as its number one concern in the environmental
section of its state mandated “Comprehensive Plan”.
Currently, the floodplain next to the river is “zoned for business”.
Backfilling the land to a foot above base flood elevation and building a strip mall would be permissible.
There has been thumb-twiddling regarding establishing a riverine zoning overlay.
In October of 2013 the Woolen Mills Neighborhood requested that the City
make an inventory of the ecological, cultural and recreational assets extant in the
corridor. They couldn’t be bothered. Competition for dollars fierce,
more fire engines and electric vehicles to buy.
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