Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Environmental Notes

  • Need your help on an urgent matter. Letters are needed before Nov. 15 for a proposed wastewater permit just upstream from Prairie Creek Park. The Fort Worth Prairie Park trailer park has asked for a state permit to dump 10,000 gallons a day of ‘treated’ sewage into pristine Rock Creek. That’s over 3.6 million gallons a year! The health of Rock Creek is critical to native aquatic wildlife, including rare and threatened species. Local children play in and learn along this wild creek. And this creek flows into Benbrook Lake, the Trinity River, and our drinking water. Please write the TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) and demand that they DENY THE PERMIT TO DUMP SEWAGE INTO ROCK CREEK. Anybody who lives in Texas can comment because TCEQ is a State agency, and water quality is a statewide issue. The Proposed Wastewater Permit number is WQ0014753001. Send your letters to: Office of the Chief Clerk, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Mail Code MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087.

  • When does art imitate life? When Don Young and gas drillers mix it up over a couple of FWISD poster contests. If you are interested in entering FWCanDo's Buzzworms in the Backyard contest, there's still time. The deadline is Dec. 1. Artists may enter one artwork and there will be a $10.00 entry fee. There will be a young person’s category (age 6 to 17) and an artist category (18 and older). For more information, visit the FWCanDo Web site.
  • 1 comment:

    Anton said...

    That makes me sick. I'll be writing.