Re: NANFA-- What can I do?

Christopher Scharpf (
Fri, 02 Jan 2004 12:16:29 -0400


Assuming that laws in the country of Texas are very pro-development and
anti-environment, I would suggest convincing the developer that leaving a
riparian zone along the creek's banks would actually enhance the property
value by a) offering some privacy to the RVers, and b) reducing if not
outright preventing runoff and soil erosion.

Contact your local chapter of the Nature Conservancy, which likely has
developed a protocol for persuading developers to retain riparian zones.

keep us posted.

Chris Scharpf

"Protecting species is the same intrinsic gesture as preserving the original
documents and constitutions of an entire civilization, or the love letters
of grandparents."
-- Craig Childs, The Secret Knowledge of Water

> From: John Bongiovanni <>
> Reply-To:
> Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2004 10:28:33 -0600
> To:
> Subject: NANFA-- What can I do?
> Well, its happened. Its what I was afraid would happen. The little creek in
> the woods behind my house is being attacked by a property owner on the
> otherside. He is tearing down the woods to put in an RV park of all things!
> The little stream is fed by a spring and run off. Surprisingly, the creek
> runs year round whearas most creeks of its size are intermittent.
> What are the laws or rules that a property owner in Texas needs to follow when
> developing their land a stream may be affected?
> John
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