Regional Resource Stewardship Council To Meet In Knoxville

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The TVA’s Regional Resource Stewardship Council will meet Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 25-26, in Knoxville to consider TVA’s natural resource activities and partnerships.

The council will receive updates on TVA’s stewardship strategy, implementation of TVA’s Natural Resources Plan and efforts to find sustainable funding for federal fish hatchery operations in the region. 

The 20-member council also will discuss increasing public and customer awareness of TVA’s stewardship activities and building partnerships around TVA’s natural resources.

The two-day meeting will be open to the public and held at TVA headquarters, 400 W. Summit Hill Dr., in Knoxville. The council will meet each day from 8 a.m. until about noon. A public comment session is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday. 

Environmental stewardship is part of TVA’s mission. TVA has responsibility over 11,000 miles of shoreline, 650,000 acres of water and 293,000 acres of public land across the Tennessee Valley.

“TVA manages the Tennessee River system and its associated lands to provide multiple benefits for all the people of the TVA region,” said Joe Hoagland, TVA vice president for Stakeholder Relations and the designated federal officer for the council. 

“Whether the issues are recreational opportunities, enhanced wildlife habitat, flood control or cooling water for power plants, the key is to balance good stewardship and human benefits,” he said.

Created in 2000, the council was recently recertified by the TVA board of directors to continue providing an avenue for citizens to participate in the important decisions TVA makes about managing the river and its ecosystem. 

Anyone interested in making comments during the public listening period must register at the door by 9 a.m. that day. Handout materials should be limited to one printed page. Written comments may be mailed to the Regional Resource Stewardship Council, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 W. Summit Hill Dr., WT-11 B, Knoxville, TN 37902.

To learn more, visit the council website at http://www.tva.com/rrsc or call the council records officer at 865.632-6113.



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