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TNRC Agenda March 8, 2019

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Transylvania Natural Resources Council
Agenda for March 8, 2019

Presentations: (Beginning at 9 a.m.) College Day: Jennifer Kafsky
Business Meeting (Approximately 10:30 a.m.)
Minutes from January 2019 (attached)
Future Programs:
April 12 – Kids in the Forest, presented by various “kids outdoors” groups [Mountain Sun (Michael Brown), Outdoor Academy (Glenn Delaney), Muddy Sneakers (Lindsay Green), Mountain Roots (Ali Lien)] Everyone knows kids grow better outdoors! (To be held in the board of Elections classroom. I’ll need a few volunteers to help set up Thursday 3:30 p.m.)
May 10 – Field trip to DSRF to revisit Chestnut restoration project (Jason)
September 13 – Ken Webb, TC Landfill Manager: The State of the Landfill, reducing the waste stream (Peter), Kim Corum, Moving to Conservers:
October 11 – Open
November 8 – David Brown, USA Corps of Engineers, Regulatory Specialist/Geologist: (Mark)
December 14 – Mitch Woodward, NC State University, Storm Water Management
April 2020 – Maria Wise, Director Mills River Partnership, Monetizing Riparian Zones (Possible field trip)
New Business:
Draft letter from Extension supporting continuation of AmeriCorps position (Budget item)
Accepting program suggestions for FY 2020 beginning September 2019
Review of forum: Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation Industry on Transylvania County, co-sponsored with the NC Outdoor Recreation Industry Office, Transylvania Tourism/Chamber of Commerce, Transylvania Economic Alliance, Sylvan Sport, and MountainTrue.
Should we do more big presentations? This takes an energetic project team of TNRC and partner members.
Consideration of resolution supporting voluntary discontinuance of single-use plastic bags, plastic straws, and styrofoam food containers. (Attached)
Old Business:
Resubmittal of Position Description for Natural Resources Specialist (Attached. Two changes annotated in red) (Budget item)
Follow-up on the discussion of Chronic Wasting Disease and Feral Hogs (David)
Follow-up on discussions with Sherriff Mahoney about shining deer and liter (Lee & David)
Updates from subcommittees, public land managers, and others:
Subcommittee on Significant Natural Areas, management recommendations (Kent, David, Dan, Mark Tooley, Torry Nergart). GIS Archive update.

Websites to peruse:
North Carolina Heritage Program
TEAM — Tool for Environmental, Agricultural and Military Reporting
Hemlock Restoration Initiative

Public Land Managers
Announcements: None
Next meeting: April 12, 2018