BIG thanks to the volunteers!
More good news for this small segment of Richland Creek at Charlotte Avenue this year- "the trash and debris in and around the stream seems to have decreased since last year." We had 35 volunteers participating. There were students from Hume Fog, Nashville State Community College and Belmont University; representatives from Ingram Barge and RCWA members who worked hard for our cause. Also, RCWA supporter Warren Dusak represented the Herpetological Society (straw hat above) and joined our effort to identify snakes and other reptiles, and their habitat, for participants. That is a northern water snake in photo. Did you know if a snake's eyes are round they are not poisonous and if they are elliptical they are poisonous?
Thanks for the photos from RCWA member Faye Hendrickson.
Also, thanks again to Metro Water Services and Metro Beautifications' Adopt a Stream program and their sponsor, the Great American Clean Up, for supplies. RCWA also appreciates the contributions made by Krogers and Harris Teeter to purchase snacks and water for volunteers. Together~ we make a difference.
Check out this photo of a Blue Heron spotted in Richland Creek by Greenway Trailwatcher Kip. He and his wife also saw a mallard with 12 ducklings that entertained them for a while but didn't have a camera.