Roanoke and Botetourt Counties are apparently in the process of marketing 155 acres of land near Carvins Cove, potentially to industry.
A friend sent me this feeler from yesvirginia.org that describes the large plot and she says, “My main concern would be water pollution to Carvins Cove, since manufacturing is listed.” The Cove is Roanoke’s primary source of water. The cove is a large compound on the other side of I-81 from the property in question. The posting notes that the property is “in a foreign trade zone.”
Those of you who read this blog occasionally know that I am an avid kayaker at the cove, but it is far more important to the region than for boating, fishing and hiking and there are plenty of places to put manufacturing companies that don’t threaten our water.