Regional Resource Stewardship Council to Meet in Guntersville
April 11, 2013
GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. ― The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Regional Resource Stewardship Council will hold a public meeting April 24-25 at the Guntersville State Park Lodge in Guntersville.
The council, which advises TVA on its natural resources activities, will consider the need for a sustainable business model for funding trout hatchery operations to support recreation-based stocking in Tennessee and Georgia. Other organizations will share what they are doing with fish hatcheries and partnership efforts.
The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Guntersville State Park Lodge, 1155 Lodge Drive in Guntersville, Ala.
The council will meet from 8 a.m. until noon CDT on April 24 and 25. A public listening session is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. CDT on April 25. Anyone interested in making comments must register at the door by 8:30 a.m. CDT.
Speakers are asked to limit remarks to five minutes. Up to an hour will be allotted for public comments, with participation on a first-come basis. Handout materials should be limited to one printed page. Written comments may be mailed to the Regional Resource Stewardship Council, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT-11 B, Knoxville, TN 37902.
“The Tennessee River system serves many needs, and TVA’s management priorities have a broad impact on its use,” said Joe Hoagland, TVA senior vice president of Policy and Oversight. “Whether providing recreational opportunities, enhanced habitat for aquatic species, flood control or cooling water for power plants, the key to our strategy is to balance good stewardship and human benefits.”
To learn more, visit the council website at http://www.tva.com/rrsc or call the council records officer at 865-632-6113.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.