Monday, February 21, 2011

Flood recovery volunteer opportunity in West Nashville this weekend

The Richland Creek Watershed Alliance needs your help if you can spare it this Saturday:

Volunteers Needed at West Park for Richland Creek Flood Recovery Project
Saturday, February 26th, 8:30 to 12:00

The Richland Creek Watershed Alliance has planned a creek clean up at West Park to remove an enormous amount of debris still remaining from the May 2010 flood. During a significant rain event this spring, debris could return to Richland Creek, impairing stream flow and water quality. This Richland Creek flood recovery project will prevent unnecessary flooding, protect water quality, restore the wildlife habitat and bring the watershed community together in support of stream sustainability.

Please come with your empty coffee cup to the registration tent Saturday morning in West Park, 6105 Morrow road. Volunteer supplies and refreshments provided. Volunteers with rakes and wheel barrels are needed to retrieve trash from trees and move large items. The cleanup area is wooded and can be muddy, so rubber or other type of boots recommended. Eye protection is suggested to prevent poking from branches. Please dress for current weather and expect to get dirty.

The debris is dispersed over a large wooded area so volunteers should expect to walk distances.
Children will need adult supervision. Please meet us at the registration tent first for supplies,
orientation and refreshments. For questions, contact the Richland Creek Watershed Alliance at

With the help of volunteers, together we will make a difference. Thank You!

The Richland Creek Watershed Alliance would like to thank Metro Parks and Metro Beautification for providing trash removal services and cleanup supplies for this event. We are also appreciative to our Nashville Waterways Recovery Project partners:

Impact Nashville, Metro Water, Hands On Nashville, Cumberland River Compact and the Harpeth River Watershed Association.

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