JCSWCD Engages to Encourage Conservation in South Floyd's Fork
As developers look to the area around the new Parklands for development opportunities, Louisville Metro has undertaken a neighborhood planning effort for a large area in the Floyds Fork Watershed known as South Floyd's Fork. A 14-member advisory group consisting of residents and professionals recommended by Councilman Stuart Benson and appointed by the Mayor have met monthly since mid-2017. Their goal is to complete the plan by July 2018.
Louisville has a chance to catch up with other peer cities such as Nashville in establishing a green infrastructure network involving the development of land in this sensitive area. The study area is anchored by the 4,000 acre Parklands of Floyds Fork. Special care must be undertaken in protecting natural resources in the area so our community and the million plus visitors to the Parklands have a healthy Floyds Fork Creek in which to play, fish, and swim. Given Jefferson County's not so stellar history of protecting streams for public and environmental benefit, this new planning effort has set forth guiding principles around the topics of connected, healthy, authentic, sustainable and equitable. You can read the detail of those principles at this LINK
. The Conservation District is honored by Councilmen Benson's appointment of Supervisors Mike Farmer, David Kaelin, and USDA-NRCS Urban Conservationist Kurt Mason to serve on the advisory board.
You can find out more information about this effort on Louisville Metro's website HERE
, and on the South Floyd Fork's Vision website HERE
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