Speak Out Against Paving Bolin Creek! Monday 3/15 - 6:30 p.m.

Speak Out Against Paving Bolin Creek!

On Monday, March 15th at 6:30 p.m. in room 110 of the Carrboro Town Hall the Carrboro Greenways Commission is meeting to decide if they are going to accept the Greenways, Inc. proposal for paving the Bolin Creek Greenway. Please come and show that you do not agree with their plan!

There is a good opinion piece here

But I also want to point out that "Greenways for Wildlife" at NC State found that

# Percent coverage of managed area within the greenway, such as trail and other mowed or maintained surfaces, was a predictor for all but total bird abundance. Abundance and richness of development-sensitive species (neotropical migrant, insectivore, and forest-interior birds) were lowest in greenways containing more managed area.

# Total bird abundance decreased with increasing pavement and bare earth in the adjacent landscape and increasing hardwood composition within the greenway. Similary, richness and abundance of development-sensitive species decreased as percent cover of pavement and bare earth adjacent to greenways increased. Neotropical migrant species richness and abundance decreased with increasing amounts of building in the adjacent landscape.

# Forest-interior species richness was highest in wide greenways. Narrow greenways less than 50m wide harbored primarily edge-dwelling birds, whereas forest-interior species were present only in greenways wider than 50m. Urban adaptors, such as Mourning Dove, House Wren, House Finch, and European Starling, were most common in greenways less than 100m wide. Acadian Flycatcher, Hairy Woodpecker, and Wood Thrush were recorded primarily in greenways wider than 100m. Black-and-white Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Ovenbird, Prothonotary Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, and Yellow-throated Warbler were recorded only in greenways wider than 300m.




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