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Online Public Input Requested for South River Recreation Access
Zoom Presentation and Online Commentary Live on March 25, www.AugustaCountyVA.gov/RiverAccess
Those interested in fishing and boating the South River are invited to visit www.AugustaCountyVA.gov/RiverAccess, join us for a Zoom meeting on March 25, hear about the projects at Crimora Park and Dooms Crossing, and provide feedback, March 25-April 9.
In lieu of the original public meeting scheduled for March 25, the County of Augusta invites citizens who are interested in improved access to the South River to join an online Zoom meeting at 5:15pm, March 25, 2020, and provide input through the county website. The presentation that would have been presented at the public meeting will be presented in a live Zoom meeting the public can join and will also be available in a recorded format afterward at www.AugustaCountyVA.gov/RiverAccess. The meeting link will be provided on this page prior to the meeting and feedback on the website will be accepted until 11:59 pm on April 9. Those interested in fishing and boating the South River are invited to visit and join us live at www.AugustaCountyVA.gov/RiverAccess , hear about the projects at Crimora Park and Dooms Crossing, and give feedback.
Nick Grow, program coordinator for the Parks and Recreation Department, said, “Though we would much rather see people face-to-face, in light of adhering to safe practices to curb the spread of Coronavirus, using the technology at our finger tips to bring the community together is the next best thing we can do. We hope people will join us and participate.”
Augusta County received grants for two projects through the DuPont Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDAR) settlement to improve access to the South River. The two grants, both in the amount of $100,000, will go towards the projects at Crimora Park and Dooms Crossing. The project at Crimora Park will focus on improvement of current river access. This online presentation will give citizens the chance to review staff concepts and provide input.
The Dooms Crossing river access project will be a second phase as the county previously received funding through the DuPont NRDAR settlement to stabilize eroding stream banks, remove portions of an old failed dam, and remove log jams. The prior grant also included acquisition of approximately 6 acres of land on the south side of Dooms Crossing Rd.