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Monday, February 28, 2011

63 Volunteers + Enthusiasm = A Cleaner and Safer Richland Creek

In just an hour last Saturday 63 volunteers filled the dumpster but enthusiastically kept working to remove more flood debris at West Park. The debris had to be retrieved from the woodland area along Richland Creek and the photos cannot show how hard volunteers worked to get the debris out, up and across the long distance to staging area.
The dozens of trash receptacles recovered shown below are filled with trash and will be refurbished by Metro Public Works for reuse. A pile of metal will also be recycled and various types of more hazardous materials will be handled accordingly.  Links to more photos showing the volunteer spirit for this challenging endeavor can be seen - by Steve Swartz - Richland Creek Cleanup 2/26/11 and by Mary Agee - Impact Nashville/Richland Creek Cleanup Day 2/26/11.
Debris still remains here but much has been removed.  The area is starting to look like the wildlife setting that it is again!
Kudos to the volunteers, partners and sponsors who helped make this Richland Creek Flood Recovery Project successful!

Nashville Waterways Recovery Project
Partners
 Mayor Dean's Impact Nashville 
 Hands On Nashville
 Metro Water Services
 Cumberland River Compact
 Harpeth River Watershed Association

Sponsors      
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's Metro Disaster Response Fund
Metro Parks
Metro Beautification
Dose Coffee and Tea
Produce Place

Volunteers

Refuse Retreived

More waterway recovery projects are planned for Richland Creek.
RCWA's next project planned will be in the Nations neighborhood March 26th. 
Prior to this clean up date, RCWA will need 2 volunteers with chain saws, another with expertise in operating a bobcat and several more to assist with creating access trails for this clean up project.  
Please contact us if you can help with this preparation asap!

The Richland Creek Watershed Alliance is a recognized 501c3 tax-exempt organization, public charity.
We need and welcome your donation. Please submit online from our website or send your donation to RCWA at P.O. Box 92016 Nashville, TN 37209.  

Green cheers
Monette Rebecca
Executive Director
Richland Creek Watershed Alliance
rcwa@comcast.net
www.richlandcreekwatershedalliance.org

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