GOOSE CREEK ASSOCIATION AND LAND TRUST OF VIRGINIA PRESENT: RANCHER, FARMER, FISHERMAN
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to use the tools and methods created by law, academics, environmental groups, and their fellow outdoorsman to forge alliances and continue to feed the world while enhancing the environment.
Rancher Dusty Crary builds a conservation easement alliance to protect the Rocky Mountain Front that his ranch depends on; farmer Justin Knopf rebuilds the fertility, bio-diversity and resilience of his soil in the Kansas heartland, and fisherman Wayne Werner lobbies to establish reasonable fishing quotas that restock the Gulf.
Narrated by award-winning journalist Tom Brokaw, this film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and debuted on the Discovery Channel in August, 2017.
Admission is free and refreshments will be served at the Hill School, Sheila C. Johnson Auditorium, 5:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22.
Pre-registration is encouraged. Contact Kerry Roszel at firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 687-8441 or register online at www.landtrustva.org
Marcia Woolman (far right) accepted the 2018 John Marshall Soil and Water District Conservation Partner Award on behalf of the Goose Creek Association for the riparian buffer plantings and Goose Creek Challenge program that was established in 2012. The program works with local students and landowners to plant trees along the Goose Creek riparian buffer zone.
GOOSE CREEK ASSOCIATION
The Goose Creek Association (GCA) Chair of Fauquier County, Lori Keenan McGuinness, and Paul Lawrence, chair of Loudoun County have sent word welcoming new board members Mark Thompson (treasurer), Norman Myers, Kimberley Fogle and Patty Callahan
The GCA is a small, yet highly effective group, covering activities vital to the watershed and quality of life in the area with the efforts of dedicated volunteers. Their recent activities since Fall 2018 include:
* Stream monitoring 14 sites in the Goose Creek watershed for water quality and submitting the data to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
* Advocating for Transfer of Development Rights (TDRs) as part of the Loudoun County Comprehensive Plan.
* Preparing for their next riparian plantings this spring on Loudoun and Fauquier farms and parks.
* Filming a short documentary on the Goose Creek watershed.
* Preparing comments and working to prevent the rollback of EPA rules on clean water in wetlands and intermittent streams that are a vital part of the watershed
* Monitoring potential development of the Blackthorne Inn in Upperville and Moss Hollow Camp in Markham