Much Ado about the Dumpsters

There is a meeting scheduled for Tuesday June 10 from 6-8pm to discuss the scheduled closure of the Cotton Valley dumpster site.

There are good arguments to be made on both sides of the scheduled closure.  We benefit from the convenience of these dumpsters on the one hand, yet the condition of the site and the apathy of its users and the VIWMA in maintaining it detract significantly from the value of our community generally and our property values specifically on the other hand.

If you have an opinion, come speak your mind.

Binsite Closure Public Meetings Flyer

More info: http://www.viwma.org/Home/Alert_Details/14-06-03/Discussing_the_Scheduled_Closure_of_the_Mon_Bijou_Cotton_Valley_Bin_Sites.aspx

The Watershed Management Plan

Hope and Carton mapThe Management Plan for our neighborhood is complete, thanks to the hard work of many dedicated home owners, the St. Croix Environmental Association and the wonderful environmental enginees at Horsley Witten Group in Massachusetts.

This study gives us a comprehensive plan for managing our roads and all of our drainage issues while minimizing cost, erosion and  siltation on the reefs and in the bay into which all of our run-off flows.

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Our watershed drains into the East End Marine Park, which is designated a marine protected area and which is funded by NOAA.  Because of its protected status the St. Croix Environmental Association was able to get a grant to fund this study, and we hope we will be able get more help as we address the runoff issues in our neighborhood.