Baton Rouge Zoo Public Input Meetings

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Christopher K.
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Baton Rouge Zoo Public Input Meetings

Post by Christopher K. » July 11th, 2017, 2:15 pm

BREC Superintendent Carolyn McKnight and Baton Rouge Zoo Director Phil Frost are asking for input concerning the possibility of moving the Baton Rouge Zoo from its current Thomas Road location.

As with all of these situations, the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society does not take a stance on whether any discussed new or updated construction in the HRPO service area should take place. All that BRAS asks is that if it does take place, healthy and appropriate guidelines concerning outdoor lighting be followed--namely...
(1) Outdoor lighting should be installed only if it is necessary.
(2) Outdoor lighting should be full cut-off, which should result in it lighting only its intended target.
(3) Outdoor lighting should be only as bright as needed, meaning no harsh metal halide or mercury vapor--only yellow-amber LED or low-pressure sodium vapor.

BREC has programmed six input meetings over the next forty-five days. Anyone truly interested in returning the Baton Rouge area to a natural sky illumination should either attend one of these meetings or give input to BREC via phone call, email or personal visit to BREC Headquarters at 7711 Goodwood Boulevard.

The upcoming Zoo Input Meetings are at 6pm at the following locations...
Tuesday 11 July, Perkins Road Community Park (7122 Perkins Road)
Thursday 13 July, Highland Road Community Park (14024 North Amiss Road)
Tuesday 1 August, Central Community Library (11260 Joor Road)
Thursday 3 August, Zachary Community Library (1900 Church Street)
Tuesday 8 August, Independence Park Theatre (7800 Independence Boulevard)
Monday 14 August, Greenwood Waterfront Theater (13350 Highway 19)

More information:
http://www.brec.org/index.cfm/news/Gree ... etings2017
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Re: 2017 Baton Rouge Zoo Public Input Meetings

Post by Christopher K. » February 13th, 2019, 11:32 am

Tonight at midnight is the deadline to give input regarding the Zoo/Greenwood Community Park Master Plan. Those who are interest in a more natural sky, with a reduction in light pollution, should take this opportunity.

The Survey:
https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4779146/ ... rk-Survey1

Christopher K.
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Baton Rouge Zoo Public Input Meetings

Post by Christopher K. » May 1st, 2019, 3:14 pm

Round Two of the public input meetings regarding the future of the Baton Rouge Zoo and Greenwood Park begins tomorrow...
*Thursday 2 May from 11am to 1pm, Zachary Community Library (1900 Church Street)
*Thursday 2 May from 6pm to 8pm, Highland Road Community Park Recreation Center (14024 North Amiss Road)

Of course, those interested in lessening the sky glow over the Baton Rouge area should make that point when giving any opinions.

To learn more, and to see if there is another way to give input if neither meeting is accessible...
http://www.brec.org/index.cfm/subhome/R ... oGreenwood

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Re: Baton Rouge Zoo Public Input Meetings

Post by Christopher K. » May 8th, 2019, 4:44 pm

BREC currently has a survey available for those looking to give input...
https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4963172/ ... -Meeting-2

The Master Plan Launch graphics contain a "Key Takeaway": The Greenwood Park and Baton Rouge Zoo area is the largest public open space/special use facility in the northern region of East Baton Rouge Parish. It is an exciting opportunity to create a park and zoo that serves as both a community amenity, as well as a regional destination. This project can spark new economic and cultural opportunities for the surrounding neighborhood.

The graphics:
http://www.brec.org/assets/PlanningandE ... forWeb.pdf

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