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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Clean Up Volunteers Grateful to Mother Nature Yesterday

The eighty percent rain chance forecasted Friday night reasonably convinced us that a gulley washer was eminent Saturday and prompted organizers to prepare a retreat plan.  Nature fooled us all and rewarded the 19 hardy volunteers who appeared with dry weather.  The volunteers worked tirelessly and retrieved about 4 tons of flood debris.  Many large floatable flood remnants easily could have made their way back into the stream, met up with the sewer line just downstream and created a blockage to stream flow.  Volunteers from the Nations neighborhood understood the potential flood hazard and expressed gratitude for our event.  Beside filling the roll of dumpster below, volunteers seperated out tires and hazardous materials for proper disposal and Metro trash receptalces to be returned for reuse.
Almost Done

The Richland Creek Watershed Alliance is extremely grateful to our
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's Metro Disaster Response Fund
Metro Public Works and Beautification
Tennesseee Contractors Equipment
Messer Construction Company
Blinker Lite
Dose Coffee and Tea;
The Volunteers,
and our Nashville Waterways Recovery Project partners:
Mayor Dean's Impact Nashville
Hands On Nashville
Cumberland River Compact
Harpeth River Watershed Association
Metro Water Services,
all made this flood recovery project possible.

Our next Richland Creek flood recovery project is scheduled for April 9th at Charlotte Avenue and we need volunteers with canoes to help retreive debris from the steep stream banks. Contact us at if you can help. Thanks!

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