All posts by Mara Robbins

Calling all landowners to the next Floyd County BOS meeting

The last Floyd County Board of Supervisors meeting was held on July 22. The next meeting will be Tuesday, August 12. There was a strong showing at the last meeting and we hope that there will be a strong showing at the next one, though it may be more difficult since it is held in the morning.

Read the report here: http://www.swvatoday.com/news/floyd/article_d1ce56f4-13f7-11e4-beac-001a4bcf6878.html

It is especially important for landowners to voice their concerns at this juncture and ideally, to provide a written statement to the board which will be entered into public record.

“Regular meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30am and the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm in the Board Room of the County Administration Building, 120 West Oxford Street, Floyd. Adjourned or special called meetings are scheduled when necessary. All meetings are open to the public. A Public Comment Period is held at each regular meeting.” From: http://www.floydcova.org/government/board_of_supervisors.shtml

carol at bos meeting

 

Not in my headwaters

You’ll be hearing this a lot: NIMH. 

Not in my headwaters. 

Floyd County’s ecosystem is especially unique and sensitive because of our water table. We are on the Eastern Continental Divide. No water flows into the county. But the springs and streams that originate here feed three watersheds: the Upper Roanoke, the Upper New and the Upper Dan. These watersheds feed 28 counties and four metropolitan areas. They cover over 10,000 miles of waterways.

Pollution to the streams in Floyd from blasting during construction of this pipeline could affect everyone’s water–it is all interconnected. And a rupture or accident of any kind would be devastating, not just to us but to everyone downstream.

We are not simply saying “not in my back yard.”

We’re saying:

NOT IN MY HEADWATERS.

“Water will be a high-level concern when considering the possible long-term impacts of the proposed Mountain Valley pipeline across Floyd County. Our Blue Ridge geology presents unique uncertainties and known risks from groundwater contamination.”
water in floyd
http://www.fragmentsfromfloyd.com/homeandhearth/floydco/my-water-is-our-water/