Preserve Our Past ...

Protect Our Future

The Beaver River Valley Community Association was founded in 2018 by concerned property owners and residents for the purpose of protecting the rural character and historic and natural resources that define our community.  Read more...

Our beautiful town is being threatened by the encroachment of industrial-scale, commercial solar installations by developers.   We must work together to protect our scenic vistas, open fields, farmlands and cultural landscapes.  Read more...

IMPORTANT UPDATE!

Dear Members and Friends of the Beaver River Valley Community Association,

We are pleased to report that tonight February 22nd, the Richmond Zoning Board UNANIMOUSLY VOTED TO DENY Green Development's special use permit request to construct a commercial-scale solar utility system at 172 Beaver River Road. 

We are grateful to the Zoning Board for recognizing and protecting the historic, natural, and scenic value of this landscape. 

Thank you to the many Richmond residents who came together to protect our unique town and its rural character.  Your advocacy, community outreach, meeting attendance, letters and public comment over the past two years has helped raise awareness of the importance of the Beaver River Valley. Thanks to your collective efforts, the rural character of this area – and its wildlife, watershed, and land – will not be sacrificed for utility-scale solar development by non-resident owners and corporations.       

The BRVCA will continue to provide updates regarding this application and any appeals. We remain committed to preserving this beautiful corner of our community for all residents and visitors.  

Thank you for helping us Keep Richmond Rural. 

Sincerely,

Beaver River Valley Community Association 

IMPORTANT UPDATE!

Dear Members and Friends of the Beaver River Valley Community Association,

 

This Monday, February 22, the Richmond Zoning Board will meet to discuss and vote upon Green Development's proposal for a commercial-scale solar installation at 172 Beaver River Road. Many of you have followed this process for more than two years and expressed your concerns about this proposal. If allowed, this development will forever change the pristine Beaver River Valley from a rural, scenic landscape into one ruined by energy utilities that profit an out-of-town developer. 

 

Please join us on Monday at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom using the details below. 

 

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Thank you for your continued support. 

 

Sincerely,

Beaver River Valley Community Association

IMPORTANT UPDATE!

Dear Members and Friends of the Beaver River Valley Community Association,

 

This week the Town of Richmond will hold two public meetings that may be of interest to all Richmond residents. 

On Tuesday, February 9, at 6:30 p.m. the Planning Board will hold a public hearing regarding the updated Comprehensive Community Plan. This document helps guide all land use decisions and therefore it is critically important that it reflect the interest of Richmond residents. The updated plan can be read here: http://www.richmondri.com/DocumentCenter/View/1897/Comp-Plan-Update-012821. The Planning Board meeting will be held via Zoom and the details are included below. 

On Wednesday, February 10, at 7:00 p.m. the Richmond Conservation Commission will hold a special meeting dedicated to the Beaver River Watershed. The meeting will feature a presentation by environmental engineering firm, Horsley Witten Group, which was commissioned to study the Beaver River Watershed. There will also be opportunity for public input and questions. The Conservation Commission meeting will be held via Zoom and those details are outlined below. The meeting agenda can be viewed here: http://www.richmondri.com/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_02102021-718

 

Planning Board

Time: Feb 9, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Sincerely,

Beaver River Valley Community Association

IMPORTANT UPDATE!

Dear Members and Friends of the Beaver River Valley Community Association, 

 

On Monday evening, the Richmond Zoning Board met and continued reviewing Green Development's special use permit request to install a commercial-scale solar utility system at 172 Beaver River Road. The meeting included testimony from Green Development, an attorney representing an abutter opposed to the project, and many Richmond residents who also oppose the project. The meeting lasted more than three hours. 

 

The Beaver River Valley Community Association would like to express our gratitude to the residents, neighbors, members, and supporters who attended and shared their concerns. We are also grateful to the Zoning Board members who were patient, thorough, and thoughtful over the course of the meeting. A full summary of the meeting can be found in Cynthia Drummond's article in The Westerly Sun, attached here. 

 

The Zoning Board is scheduled to meet again on February 22 to render its findings and vote on the application. Please mark your calendars and join us on February 22 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. 

 

Sincerely,

Beaver River Valley Community Association

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