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TEAM SALAMANDER-Save our wetland

262 Signatures Goal: 1,000

Hamilton County has plans to put in horseback riding trails adjacent to and touching a wetland that is owned and operated by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. This specific wetland is where scientists, conservationists, educators and students have conducted research on amphibians for the better part of a decade. Amphibian populations are declining worldwide and the southeastern United States is no exception. This particular wetland is home to 40 species of amphibians and reptiles and it is one of the last strong holds for pond breeding amphibians in the area. There are a number of increasing threats to amphibians and some of these include ranavirus, chytrid fungus and the introduction of invasive species of plants. All of these are easily spread between locations by human activity. The encroachment in to the buffer zone around this wetland opens it up to these and future impacts. If such activity is left unmitigated it would impact the landscape and degrade water quality further. If these issues go unchecked and unchallenged they are certain to have a detrimental effect on the important and delicate organisms that inhabit this wetland. Sign this petition to say that you OPPOSE PLANS TO PUT IN NEW HORSE BACK RIDING TRAILS AT ENTERPRISE SOUTH.

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  • Meghan Ripple
    Meghan Ripple United States, Chattanooga
    Mar 18, 2014
    Mar 18, 2014
    Tennessee
  • Meghan Ripple
    Meghan Ripple United States, Chattanooga
    Mar 18, 2014
    Mar 18, 2014
    Tennessee
  • Bill Phillips
    Bill Phillips United States, Chatsworth
    Mar 10, 2014
    Mar 10, 2014
    The County has been good with environmental issues at Enterprise South. However, there is a 60+-acre wetland on the VW site, not far from the planned horse trails, that is highly sensitive and has already been impacted with a road. The hillside has threatened plant species on it. They should restrict the barn, riding trails to the east side of the property in the passive park area.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar 10, 2014
    Mar 10, 2014
    I have nothing against horses or horse people, but the delicacy of this area must be preserved. Thank you.
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