The Greenbrier River Watershed Association will hold its annual meeting on Oct. 19 at St. James Episcopal Church. The meeting will start at 7 p.m., with Howdy Henritz from The Indian Creek Watershed Association as guest speaker. Henritz will showcase their interactive mapping program and have a hydrological studies update.
Leslee McCarty will update those in attendance on the Greenbrier River Trail Restoration project. Elise Keaton, outreach coordinator, will present actions which can be taken concerning pipelines slated to be built across the main stem of the river in two places.
Jennifer Baker, new coordinator for the Watershed Association, will be introduced. Baker has lived in Greenbrier County for 32 years, and has headed the county planning commission and was vice-president of the Greenbrier County Board of Zoning Appeals. She was instrumental in obtaining city water for 500 residents including her neighborhood and the Monroe Draft area in 1995. Baker says, “I have strong ties to the Greenbrier River, having grown up as the daughter of a fisheries biologist and I want to see our water protected as a vibrant resource for our community.”
Both current members and the general public are encouraged to attend this important meeting.