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Homeless Candlelight Vigil Set for Tonight
Our Community Support Services Homeless Services Division will hold a special event tonight to honor members of the homeless community who have passed away this year.
The remembrance ceremony is 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Homeless Resource Center at 618 North College St. in Charlotte. It is open to all members of the community and will pay tribute to approximately 30 people.
For more information on the Homeless Candlelight Vigil, contact Karen Pelletier at 704 430-6225 or firstname.lastname@example.org. County and City Departments Team to Help Improve the Environment
Several County and City agencies, including Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, Asset and Facility Management and Charlotte Water, and several outside agencies, recently launched quarterly creek coordination meetings to discuss some of our capital projects and ways to work together to improve our environment.
One project of note is Stevens Creek. Storm Water Services identified serious impairments along the stream, including severe erosion (over 675 tons of channel sediment lost each year), loss of habitat (including for endangered species), poor water quality and falling trees (a flood risk and safety hazard).
Park and Recreation and Asset and Facility Management worked together to procure additional acreage for the nearby nature preserve for the construction of a nature center. The additional land, along with voluntary easements from property owners adjacent to the preserve allows Storm Water Services to restore and improve nearly 2.3 miles of Stevens Creek, stabilizing creek banks and improving water quality in the creek. This project, along with the preserve, helps to increase habitat for the ecosystem indigenous to that area.
For more information, David Woodie, Land Use and Environmental Services Agency, at 980-314-3210 or David.Woodie@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center Receives Prestigious Award
I am pleased to announce that the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center has been selected by Associated Builder and Contractors Inc. as the recipient of the Eagle Award, the most prestigious award given in the construction industry to a contractor for a successful project.
The award will be presented on Thursday to Balfour Beatty for their effort in the renovation of the uptown facility. County staff is expected to be in attendance.
Congratulations to Balfour Beatty and Park and Recreation for their hard work in creating such an amazing place for people to swim here in Mecklenburg County.