Pictures: sites of Morven Solar 2023-01-18

Update 2023-01-21: Report: Conditions wanted on Morven Solar by Brooks County Planning Commission 2023-01-20.

To help visualize what Morven Solar is proposing tonight at the Brooks County Planning Commission, yesterday I took a few pictures.

They include the pecan trees to be cleared for the project that county (SGRC) staff pointed out were not included in the tree survey, as well as the planted pines that were included, and some natural trees that are to be kept as a buffer.

Most of the project is on current center pivot irrigation cotton fields, with the agricultural pesticides that implies.

Which raises one of several questions: will the solar project also use pesticides, or will it adopt another method, such as sheep or goats?

[Parts of the Morven Solar project sites 2023-01-18]
Parts of the Morven Solar project sites 2023-01-18

This is the layout of the project:

[Morven Site Plan]
Morven Site Plan
PDF

Lawson Pond Road

[Bridge over overflow, 17:19:01, 30.9626327, -83.4541188]
Bridge over overflow, 17:19:01, 30.9626327, -83.4541188

[Power line looking south, 17:22:32, 30.9595400, -83.4556230]
Power line looking south, 17:22:32, 30.9595400, -83.4556230

This is the tree survey.

[Tree Survey w. tree cleared areas]
Tree Survey w. tree cleared areas
PDF

PPLPR

[Field road into planted pines to be cleared for project, NE corner of site, Howard I. Lawson, 17:20:50, 30.9600595, -83.4554060]
Field road into planted pines to be cleared for project, NE corner of site, Howard I. Lawson, 17:20:50, 30.9600595, -83.4554060

PL

[Power line looking south, 17:22:32, 30.9595400, -83.4556230]
Power line looking south, 17:22:32, 30.9595400, -83.4556230

PTPL

[Pecan trees between power line and Guess Road, all to be cleared for solar panels, Howard I. Lawson, 17:23:25, 30.9571866, -83.4572903]
Pecan trees between power line and Guess Road, all to be cleared for solar panels, Howard I. Lawson, 17:23:25, 30.9571866, -83.4572903

GR

[Cotton field at Guess Road, in project, Howard I. Lawson, 17:25:41, 30.9560641, -83.4599586]
Cotton field at Guess Road

SCGR

[Slaughter Creek at Guess Road, 17:31:55, 30.9725522, -83.4758548]
Slaughter Creek at Guess Road, 17:31:55, 30.9725522, -83.4758548

PR

[Peach Road sign at Guess Road, 17:34:06, 30.9726555, -83.4827012]
Peach Road sign at Guess Road, 17:34:06, 30.9726555, -83.4827012

SCPR

[Slaughter Creek, upstream at Peach Road, 17:38:44, 30.9670096, -83.4831693]
Slaughter Creek, upstream at Peach Road, 17:38:44, 30.9670096, -83.4831693

DDSCPR

[Drainage ditch, upstream, feeding Slaughter Creek at Peach Road, 17:39:41, 30.9647813, -83.4827892]
Drainage ditch, upstream, feeding Slaughter Creek at Peach Road, 17:39:41, 30.9647813, -83.4827892

PBPR

[Pike Branch, downstream, Peach Road, 17:41:07, 30.9584512, -83.4831753]
Pike Branch, downstream, Peach Road, 17:41:07, 30.9584512, -83.4831753

PPPR

[Planted pines, east of Peach Road, to be cleared for project, Alvin Jerry Sapp, and beyond C&M Land Holdings, 17:42:31, 30.9537151, -83.4833270]
Planted pines, east of Peach Road, to be cleared for project, Alvin Jerry Sapp, and beyond C&M Land Holdings, 17:42:31, 30.9537151, -83.4833270

GA133

[Lawson Peach Shed, Howard I. Lawson, 17:47:27, 30.9447140, -83.4951030]
Lawson Peach Shed, Howard I. Lawson, 17:47:27, 30.9447140, -83.4951030

PTGA133

[Peach trees, GA 133, south of Lawson Pond Road, not part of project, 17:48:25, 30.9406830, -83.4896110]
Peach trees, GA 133, south of Lawson Pond Road, not part of project, 17:48:25, 30.9406830, -83.4896110

CFGA133

[Cotton field, east of GA133, in project, C&M Land Holdings, 17:49:24, 30.9364300, -83.4849860]
Cotton field, east of GA133

SOFL

[Save our farm land, say not to solar panels, sign on Van F. Murphy property, west of GA 133, 17:51:29, 30.9358730, -83.4856480]
Save our farm land, say not to solar panels, sign on Van F. Murphy property, west of GA 133, 17:51:29, 30.9358730, -83.4856480

DRLPR

[Dirt road north from Lawson Pond Road to Sapp & C&M Land Holdings project fields, 17:58:42, 30.9435622, -83.4805046]
Dirt road north from Lawson Pond Road to Sapp & C&M Land Holdings project fields, 17:58:42, 30.9435622, -83.4805046

CC

[Corinth Cemetery, 18:03:08, 30.9453445, -83.4639602]
Corinth Cemetery, 18:03:08, 30.9453445, -83.4639602

LMPD

[Lawson Mill Pond Dam, 18:03:43, 30.9453445, -83.4639602]
Lawson Mill Pond Dam, 18:03:43, 30.9453445, -83.4639602

SCLMP

[Slaughter Creek below Lawson Mill Pond, 18:03:58, 30.9453445, -83.4639602]
Slaughter Creek below Lawson Mill Pond, 18:03:58, 30.9453445, -83.4639602

EVLPR

[Existing vegetation to be kept for buffer, Lawson Pond Road, Howard I. Lawson, 18:05:01, 30.9524756, -83.4595927]
Existing vegetation to be kept for buffer, Lawson Pond Road, Howard I. Lawson, 18:05:01, 30.9524756, -83.4595927

CFLPR

[Cotton field in project, Lawson Pond Road s. of Guess Road, Howard I. Lawson, 18:05:04, 30.9524756, -83.4595927]
Cotton field in project, Lawson Pond Road s. of Guess Road, Howard I. Lawson, 18:05:04, 30.9524756, -83.4595927

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