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Group Name: North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy
Contact: Linda Hixon
Contact Address: II Northgate Park, Suite 411
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37415
Contact Phone: (423) 877-0777
Contact Email: contact@northchick.org
URL: http://www.northchick.org
Activity:Restoration/Conservation Project
Description:The North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy (NCCC) is a citizen-created nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides a structured, dedicated framework for constructive, pro-active citizen involvement and support in conserving the significant natural, historic,and cultural resources located within and near the watershed area of North Chickamauga Creek. NCCC's work is supported through a combination of grants from local and national foundations and contributions and volunteer services from supportive individuals, companies, and organizations. NCCC pursues its initiatives through the work of its committees and also works in partnership with other organizations and governmental entities to accomplish common conservation goals. Our Projects Include: ? Extension of the Greenway along North Chickamauga Creek ? Preservation of the scenic North Chickamauga Creek Gorge ? Restoration of water quality in the upper 18 miles of the creek ? Development and implementation of a watershed protection plan ? Creation of opportunities for citizen involvement and education Along North Chickamauga Creek, NCCC and its partners have been working cooperatively with landowners to conserve the creek's floodplain areas and forested uplands, to provide for public access where appropriate, and to protect and restore water quality. To date, more than 4,700 acres have been conserved through land acquisition; another 1,300 acres are being managed as conservation lands by corporate owners; eight miles of trail have been established; and wetlands and other passive treatment systems are being installed to treat the acid mine damage. NCCC began a volunteer stream monitoring program, and plan to expand it to include monitoring of many of North Chickamauga Creek's tributaries as well as the Creek itself.
Date Last Modified: 09/27/2010 08:16:47 AM



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