Limestone Valley had a very busy late spring and summer.  We have done our best to describe the work that we have put in on several of our Clean Water Act Projects below:

 

For the South Chickamauga Headwaters Project: 

  • The grant contract was signed and we began work on the project.
  • We have already worked to provide financial assistance to over ten local residents for repairs on their failing septic systems.
  • We also assisted with the planning and implementation of Catoosa 4-H H2O Camp, which included an Adopt-A-Stream Workshop and a Canoe Cleanup Float down South Chickamauga Creek.

 

For the Coahulla Creek Watershed Project: 

  • In October, we applied for an additional grant to implement the watershed management plan and fund water quality improvement projects.
  • We have now received official word that we will be awarded this grant, which would likely start at some point in early 2015.

 

For the Lookout Creek Watershed Project:

  • The second of three watershed stakeholder meetings was held. 
  • Work continued on the Lookout Creek Watershed Management Plan draft, which has now been made available for comments. 
  • We also conducted a presentation for the Dade County Commission where we described the plan and sought comments on its content.

 

For the Upper Oostanaula Watershed Project:

  • We again sampled fecal coliform bacteria, turbidity, and several other water quality parameters at several sites within the watershed. 
  • Work continued on the Upper Oostanaula Watershed Management Plan draft.
  • The second of three watershed stakeholder meetings was also held. 

 

For the Holly Creek Watershed Project:

  • We continued sampling for fecal coliform bacteria and total suspended at various sites within the watershed.
  • Work continued on the Holly Creek Watershed Management Plan draft.
  • We also assisted with the planning and implementation of Murray 4-H H2O Camp, which included an Adopt-A-Stream Workshop.  A Canoe Cleanup Float down the Conasauga River has been rescheduled for early August.