KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ― The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Regional Resource Stewardship Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 20, and Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Knoxville, Tenn., to discuss TVA’s natural resource activities and take public comment regarding those activities.
The council will receive updates on TVA’s Comprehensive Land Planning Process and Seven States Water Partnership and discuss natural resources and river management issues that affect the region.
The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, Tenn., 37902, and is open to the public. The meeting will begin on Sept. 20, at 8:30 a.m. EDT and end at 11:30 p.m. EDT. On Sept. 21, the meeting begins at 8 a.m. EDT with the public comment session starting at 9 a.m. EDT.
Environmental stewardship is part of TVA’s mission. TVA has responsibility for over 11,000 miles of shoreline, 650,000 acres of water and 293,000 acres of public land across the Tennessee Valley.
“For the past 83 years TVA’s mission has been to manage the Tennessee River system and associated lands for the benefit of the 9 million people of the Valley,” said Joe Hoagland, TVA vice president for Enterprise Relations & Innovation and the designated federal officer for the council.
Created in 2000, the council provides an avenue for citizens to participate in the important decisions TVA makes about managing the river and its ecosystem.
“The council’s effort, along with public input, is important because together we can balance recreational opportunities, wildlife habitat and cultural resources for generations to come,” he said.
Anyone interested in making comments during the public listening period must register at the door by 8 a.m. EDT Sept. 21. Handout materials should be limited to one printed page. Written comments may be mailed to the Regional Resource Stewardship Council, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 W. Summit Hill Drive, WT-11 B, Knoxville, TN 37902.
To learn more, visit the council website at or call the council records officer at 865-632-6113.
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