Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Ind. Gov't. - More on: Muncie car dealer cited for wetland violations
Updating this ILB entry from May 1st, Seth Slabaugh of the Muncie Star-Press updates the story today, with a new report headed Sam Pierce to restore unmapped wetlands: Auto dealer discusses disturbance of wetlands." A quote:
YORKTOWN — Car dealer Sam Pierce says he will restore three isolated wetlands totaling six-tenths of an acre that were disturbed when he cleared a 50-acre woods.Much interesting in the story.
Pierce told The Star Press in a recent interview that he knew there was a designated, 4.4-acre wooded wetland on the site because it was shown on the National Wetlands Inventory Map. That wetland was left undisturbed during clearing by Pierce’s contractor.
The contractor did disturb three isolated, unmapped, wooded wetlands elsewhere on the site but was unaware they were wetlands, Pierce said.
“Nevertheless, we’ve got to correct it and monitor it,” he said.