Letters to the Editor

Monday, July 12, 2010 at 11:45pm

Richland Creek has much to offer

I read Ken Whitehouse's article on relocation of Richland Creek. If it was a deliberate attempt to make the Richland Creek Watershed Alliance look like a bunch of half-wits, it was successful. Congratulations. If you are trying to be journalists, I suggest that you talk to both sides before printing disinformation. There are some real issues here you should investigate and print.

Steve Swartz
Nashville 37209


RCWA wants optimal stream protection and repair

We are pleased your paper has taken interest in this issue which includes stream channel relocation and floodway fill, but we (Richland Creek Watershed Alliance) would like to set the record straight and have been working very hard on this project proposal to better the outcome for stream protection and enhancement of its natural characteristics.

I am the executive director for the RCWA and was surprised today when I read your article (July 12, 2010), “Richland Creek relocation brings new flood,” since your paper never contacted us for comment.

At the onset, to us was a rushed proposal without full review and deliberation with the public. RCWA was very grateful our county leaders negotiated to set up a public meeting and that Rogers Group agreed and the regulators would be present. The article in your paper misses the point — we are indeed interested in a progressive solution to this project, which could include maintaining the natural stream as much as possible and using a constructive wetland as flood control.

It took several RCWA volunteers many hours and days to obtain information and evaluate the situation more clearly and we have been working hard to present ideas that would make the situation optimal for Richland Creek.

We have actually met on two occasions with the officials of the state and Rogers group discussing the project. We had a mutually benefiting conversation about working together to make the restoration of Richland Creek the best it could be. That was our take away from the encounter.

As a result of the widespread public interest in this project the local representatives have helped facilitate a public meeting. The public comment had only a 15-day fast track with very little time for the public to comment and to develop alternatives. As an update to your story, the RCWA volunteer committee has been working tirelessly on finding the best alternatives possible for the project to present at the July 14 meeting, set for 6:30 pm at the Cohn School library room on Park Avenue.

Monette Rebecca
Executive director, Richland Creek Watershed Alliance

 

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189 Comments on this post:

By: house_of_pain on 7/13/10 at 3:50

Speaking of water...I'll be floating down the Caney Fork today.
You guys try to have fun at work.

By: dargent7 on 7/13/10 at 4:57

With pad locking of the Harding Inn, a lot of people who frequent this board are currently laid off.

By: house_of_pain on 7/13/10 at 5:35

Trip postponed...looks like I'm working in my swimming trunks today.

By: Kosh III on 7/13/10 at 6:31

Floating down the Caney? Is that just on your own are there rentals and such.
It sounds like fun.

By: house_of_pain on 7/13/10 at 6:41

Rentals. They'll drop you off at Center Hill Dam & pick you up about 5 miles down. There was going to be 18 of us.

By: budlight on 7/13/10 at 7:13

dargent7 on 7/13/10 at 5:57
With pad locking of the Harding Inn, a lot of people who frequent this board are currently laid off.

LOL; I"m still working. I moved my location to West end avenue; higher class of low lifes' there. Just kidding.

By: budlight on 7/13/10 at 7:14

house_of_pain on 7/13/10 at 7:41
Rentals. They'll drop you off at Center Hill Dam & pick you up about 5 miles down. There was going to be 18 of us.

House is that on I-40 east?

By: Captain Nemo on 7/13/10 at 7:17

Good morning

Angel Falls
http://www.wallpaperpimper.com/wallpaper/Places/Architecture/Angel-Falls-Majestic-1-ZUYRQP49F7-1600x1200.jpg

By: Captain Nemo on 7/13/10 at 7:18

house floating down the Caney Fork
http://www.cabinzoom.com/images/lake-huron-floating-house.jpg

By: Captain Nemo on 7/13/10 at 7:20

I will try it again.

Angel Falls
http://blog.tshirtbooyah.com/assets/2009/5/1/angelfalls.jpg

By: BenDover on 7/13/10 at 7:30

http://www.cabinzoom.com/images/lake-huron-floating-house.jpg

By: BenDover on 7/13/10 at 7:30

Ooops... meant to visit that site, not post it. Coffee time.

By: BenDover on 7/13/10 at 7:34

That's cool, Nemo. I bet the upstairs pitches a lot when the waves kick up.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/13/10 at 7:37

On hearing that the canoeing trip had been postpone the mice come up with a new plan.

http://www.cartoonstock.com/lowres/dcr0500l.jpg

By: Captain Nemo on 7/13/10 at 7:40

That could be a little ruff on the furniture, Ben

http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasRivers/Images/Austin1935FloodHouseOverDamOPC22A-21.jpg

By: Captain Nemo on 7/13/10 at 7:47

Got to go have a good day, I have got to go. I am afraid that I will be dodging cars all day.
http://www.mrfizzix.com/amusementparks/images/bumper.gif

By: dargent7 on 7/13/10 at 8:03

Steinbrenner has died at 80. He's behind Woody Hayes at the Gates of Heaven.
....or Hell.

By: BenDover on 7/13/10 at 8:04

Loner is going on two weeks since last seen aiming the mail jeep toward Brushwood. Did Hale Bopp return over the weekend?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/13/10 at 9:09

somewhere down that lazy river....
-Robbie Robinson

By: gdiafante on 7/13/10 at 9:10

Ole man river...just keeps rollin' along.

-Paul Roberson

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/13/10 at 9:13

Take me to the river.
-Talking Heads

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/13/10 at 9:14

I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly
- Joni Mitchell

By: Kosh III on 7/13/10 at 9:26

I'm glad to see NCP is back online today.

By: Kosh III on 7/13/10 at 9:34

And we thought the GOP Legislature here was full of idiots.....

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/7886769/Drunk-tourist-hospitalised-after-attempting-to-ride-crocodile.html

By: BenDover on 7/13/10 at 9:43

Rockin' for a mile...
He ate (by) a crocodile...

By: Kosh III on 7/13/10 at 10:05

It's not just lawmakers and Aussies...

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100713/NEWS03/100713017/Police++Man+who+robbed+bar+left+T-shirt+bearing+name++photo+at+scene+

By: AmyLiorate on 7/13/10 at 10:19

G'day everybody!

Today's quote:
The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the
people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people
drudge along paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
-- Gore Vidal

Instead of Where's Waldo, it's Where's Loner?

I wouldn't start with Hale-Bopp, maybe we should ask Reverend Stang. I didn't know the other day that Stang was going to Brushwood. Now I do, thus that must have started all the Slack talk.

I sure hope his Jeep didn't have any trouble.

By: house_of_pain on 7/13/10 at 10:59

Fugal's does not have Sue. They said they hadn't seen it in a while, & don't know when they'll get more. They acted like I was from another planet when I asked for it.

By: house_of_pain on 7/13/10 at 11:00

s/h/b Frugal's.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/13/10 at 11:02

seriously? they sent me an email yesterday saying they had it!

By: house_of_pain on 7/13/10 at 11:09

Caney Fork Outdoors(canoe rentals)...40E to exit 268.

By: house_of_pain on 7/13/10 at 11:11

One guy told me it hasn't been produced since last year.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/13/10 at 11:14

that really sux.

By: AmyLiorate on 7/13/10 at 11:40

The Caney Fork is a nice float.

I just wish the Corp of Engineers and TVA would make it easier to look up their water release schedules.

Second to camping and fishing info I can't think of what the public really would want to know more frequently.

By: BenDover on 7/13/10 at 12:24

Hopefully Mossad didn't recruit clothing optional hippie chicks to take him out at Brushwood. That's the only way I could see the Lone One letting down his guard against the Zionist oppressors.

By: house_of_pain on 7/13/10 at 12:27

"Summer Jesus"

http://www.comedycentral.com/tosh.0/2010/07/13/and-you-thought-you-were-
having-a-crappy-summer/?xrs=synd

By: Kosh III on 7/13/10 at 12:44

'Hopefully Mossad didn't recruit clothing optional hippie chicks to take him out at Brushwood. "

Hmmm...well....if they just offed him, that's not good, but if they got him off so many times his heart finally gave out.....

By: slacker on 7/13/10 at 12:49

Ben, Loner never leaves home without his Zionist alert key fob. lol

By: AmyLiorate on 7/13/10 at 1:00

slacker, does that fob also act as a USB storage and WiFi detector?

By: house_of_pain on 7/13/10 at 1:10

Loner has a Swiss Army shoe...he'll be okay.

By: gdiafante on 7/13/10 at 1:11

Well slacker, Federer and Germany lost...what was your third pick?

No offense, but I'm going with Paul the Octopus.

By: house_of_pain on 7/13/10 at 1:16

"..what was your third pick?"

gd, I think it was Kim Jong Il winning the Nobel Prize for humanitarian efforts.

By: slacker on 7/13/10 at 1:19

Amy, it has multiple alert features: ''I've fallen and I can't get up'' etc.

By: slacker on 7/13/10 at 1:22

gdiafante, Damn Federer, stinkin' Krauts. I have Paul the Octopus on speed dial for the upcoming football season.

By: house_of_pain on 7/13/10 at 1:25

Here's your upcoming football season...Buffalo +17...every week.

By: slacker on 7/13/10 at 1:27

pain...yeah Paul has it at +22-

By: AmyLiorate on 7/13/10 at 1:37

Kim Jong Il can get his Nobel Prize the same way the rest of us do! ... in a box of Cracker Jacks

By: BenDover on 7/13/10 at 1:44

That's where I found my Coupe de Ville, Amy.

By: slacker on 7/13/10 at 1:44

Don't sell Kim Jong ll short.

By: BenDover on 7/13/10 at 1:48

lol