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Monday, April 11, 2011

RCWA Creek Clean Ups - 12 Tons and Counting

Good morning ducks....
RCWA Team Leaders
As if reminding Richland Creek Watershed Alliance of, why we do what we do, ducks frolicked in the stream, greeting RCWA leaders preparing for this year's annual clean up. Two more tons of debris got removed this spring from Richland Creek at Charlotte Avenue. The creek habitat is healthier and streamside appearance improved because of the forty plus volunteers who came to help remove many difficult items from the stream, it's banks, storm channels, parking lots and tributary that flows under Whitebridge.
Gunner and his family joined us and recovered glass for recycling too. About half of what was collected is pictured here. Thanks Gunner's Glass Recycling.  Volunteers filled the dumpster with stream debris, pulled out a huge pile of woody brush blocking a storm drain and retreived more trash receptacles to be returned to Metro for re-use that were deposited from the flood. Everyone worked hard this hot April day and commented how beautiful this area of Richland Creek could be......

SO FAR THIS YEAR we have removed 12 tons of debris from Richland Creek ... and counting to meet the 20 Ton Goal pledged to Metro.  RCWA needs your help --- our funds are running low!
Your support of $1, $5 or $10 per ton will help meet our 20 Ton Goal and make Richland Creek healthier.   
Please send your 20 Ton Pledge to RCWA (P.O. Box 92016 Nashville, TN 37209) and support our volunteers and the work we do.  Thanks!
Our next Richland Creek recovery clean up is April 30th at Hite street.  Get details here.

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