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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mayor Dean Thanks Volunteers - 4 more tons

April 30, 2011
tired of tires.....
Mayor Dean visited Richland Creek Watershed Alliance's 4th flood recovery clean up Saturday to thank volunteers for all their hard work. The Mayor got a firsthand view of Richland Creek and discussed watershed restoration with RCWA.   Volunteers came out to the Nations stream-side neighborhood and removed 4 more tons of flood debris yesterday.  Many tires were found again, trees fallen atop the flood debris were pulled out for brush recycle and another dumpster was filled with rubble.  Over the past 10 weeks RCWA has removed 16 tons of flood debris and recovered 60 Metro trash receptacles to be put back to work.  See more photos taken by RCWA volunteer, Steve Swartz here.
Volunteers are the stars!
These recovery projects are in conjunction with our Nashville Waterways Recovery Project partners:
Mayor Dean's Impact Nashville
Hands on Nashville
Cumberland River Compact
Harpeth River Watershed Association
Metro Water Services
RCWA gives a big thanks to TDOT, Metro Beautification, Blinker Lite and Starbucks for providing additional assistance to this clean up event!
Later this year RCWA wants to host more clean up events to get the harder to reach debris.  Our work is important and your help is needed!  Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution by mail or just use Paypal from our website.  
RCWA  PO Box 92016 Nashville, TN 37209 
Thanks and green cheers.

1 comment:

  1. The voluteers I worked with were teachers, soldiers, barristas and just the best sort of person you could ever spend a Saturday morning with. Come help mom nature and have great social too--it's fun.