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This Week in Rockbridge County Virginia

March 10, 2009

I just got this from RACC – some great events this week….

Dear Friends and Members of RACC – Several new events that sound VERY exciting are happening this week and next: a Green Affordable Housing Workshop; Goshen Shelter Project Meeting; Moores Creek Watershed Committee Meeting; RACC Land Use Committee Water Table Meeting; etc.  Please see updated list below, and please forward to any others who may be interested:

I.    Green Affordable Housing Workshop – Tuesday through Thursday, March 10 – 12.

Dear Friends:

I’ve attached a flyer to let you know about a workshop that’s taking place, Tuesday through Thursday, March 10 – 12.

The City of Lexington and Threshold – along with the owner of the property on Thompson’s Knoll (near Lylburn Downing and Richardson Park) are going to explore the possibility of creating a “green” affordable housing project.

They will be doing this by having planners and designers “practice” designing the project to see if it’s possible and reasonable.

FYI – This type of workshop is called a charrette.

My understanding is that there’s room for public input and the progress they are making will be visibly displayed and constantly changing .

I hope to drop by a couple of times.  If you have the time and the inclination to drop by to observe and/or contribute, I hope you will.

I’m thinking it should be very interesting.  Perhaps I’ll see you there.

Hunter Mohring
Executive Steward
Boxerwood Nature Center & Woodland Garden
963 Ross Road
Lexington, VA 24450

TEL:  540-463-2697 FAX: 540-463-1953

II. Goshen Shelter Project Meeting – Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 P.M.

Hello All,
We will meet again at the Virginia Horse Center, next Tuesday, March 10, 7pm.
Attached is the latest copy of the budget which we will be discussing.  Note that through a recent donation of roofing material from Spencer Home Center we’re down to needing about $7000 plus three nights of meals.  If we elect to use the type of roofing that we can install ourselves (“master rib panels” as used on the Central Elem School shelter), we can save another $1300, plus have a good community effort installing it.

The demo has been delayed, but is supposed to happen next week (week of March 9).  VDOT will install the concrete pad the week after that.
Also attached is a brochure we’ve developed to use for making fundraising contacts and other information outreach efforts.  In case you want to print a few copies, it’s designed to be printed front and back and cut to make three small brochures.

Hope to see all of you at the meeting.  For attachments or more information, please contact Roy Fauber, or 261-1975.

III. Moore’s Creek Watershed Committee Meeting, Wednesday, March 11, 12:00 noon.

Meet at the RACC office, 101 South Main Street (Wachovia Bank Building), second floor.  Anyone with an interest in helping to secure continued public access and a sustainable future for this unique watershed property are invited to attend.  For more information, please contact Daphne Raz at or 463-7156.



Birdwalk  May 17-publicity, organizing

Other activities, ie camping/family hike (America on the Move)


Peebles purchase

Joint Services ruling

Status w DOF-invite Rob Farrell

Angler evaluation-restoration money from stimulus package

Other items

Next meeting date

IV. RACC Land Use Committee “Water Table” Meeting – Thursday, March 12, 11:00 A.M.

Focus: Protecting Local Water Resources.   Water projects including the newly announce Goshen Pass proposal from the Boy Scouts on the agenda.  Meet at the RACC Office.  All are welcome – please feel free to bring your lunch!  Please contact Lee Merrill at 463-6096 or for further information.

V. RACC 2009 Chicken Picnic First Organizing Meeting – Monday, March 16 at 10:00 A.M.

This is to confirm our first organizing meeting for RACC’s second

annual Chicken Picnic:  next Monday, March 16, at 10 am at the RACC

office.  Cynthia, Kitty, Lee, and I will get the rooster rolling.  The

Picnic itself will be on Saturday, May 2, hour to be figured out.

You-all receiving cc’s were involved last year, and we hope you will

be again–please do come to this meeting, or plan to join in later!

this was fun to do in 08.  Let’s enjoy the doing again in 09.

For further information, please contact Alexia Smith at or 463-4010.

VI.  Upper James RC&D Meeting with the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission, Monday, March 16

Meet at the PDC Staunton Office, 7:00 P.M.  Please contact Tammy Stephenson, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Surface and Ground Water Supply Planning, Blue Ridge Regional Office, 3019 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, Virginia  24019; PH (540) 562-6828 or e-mail, for details.

VII.   RACC Board of Directors Meeting – Tuesday, March 17, 7:00 P.M.

Meet at the RACC office.  RACC members and guests always welcome!  Please contact Barbara Walsh, 463-2330 or for further information.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 30, 2009 7:59 am

    i couldnt agree more 🙂 have to bookmark this article

  2. Whidden permalink
    June 13, 2010 4:45 am

    cool picsxxx

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