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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Next Richland Creek Flood Recovery Clean Up Scheduled in the Nations Area - March 26

Our partnership with Mayor Dean's Impact Nashville -  The Nashville Waterways Recovery Project continues.
The Nations neighborhood in the Richland Creek watershed was hit hard during the May flood and much remains to remind us. The debris here can create blockages and cause upstream flooding.  There is an above ground sewer line crossing the stream that makes this scenario more likely.  RCWA needs volunteer help to clean up this riparain zone March 26th.  Meet us at our registration tent 8:30 a.m. Saturday at 1006 Delray Court (red circle on map below) and let us know you are coming - Email us at or go to the Hands On Nashville webste at to pledge your participation.  Some volunteers with wonder bars to help dismantle constructed items, wheel barrels to move heavy debris and rakes to retrieve items from trees helpful!

The clean-up area is a floodplain that can be muddy and unlevel - ankle-high boots recommended.  Eye protection suggested preventing poking from branches. Please dress for current weather and expect to get dirty.  The debris is concentrated in a small area and close to the staging area fro removal. Volunteers will need to retrieve some debris across a stormwater tributary using the buddy system.  Children will need adult supervision.

You can help us by circulating our flyer, available on our homepage at  Just click "get details" to access flyer.  Thank You!

The Richland Creek Watershed Alliance is grateful to Metro Beautification for providing trash removal services and clean-up supplies; Tennessee Contractors Equipment for preparing the area safe for volunteer clean-up; the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Metro Disaster Response fund and for our Nashville Waterways Recovery Project partners: Mayor Dean’s Impact Nashville, Metro Water Services, Hands On Nashville, Cumberland River Compact and the Harpeth River Watershed Association.

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