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Friday, February 24, 2012

Volunteer for the RCWA Stream Restoration Project March 3rd

Richland Creek Watershed Alliance is happy to be calling for volunteers to begin a stream restoration project for Richland Creek, Saturday March 3rd.  Phase I of the project involves planting native trees to develop a canopy over the stream.  RCWA wants to transform the area into a creek-friendly environment. Be part of the transformation... and let us know you plan to attend (rcwa@comcast.net).
Stream Restoration helps...
~Prevent erosion
~Maintain a healthy aquatic temperature
~Improve water quality 
~Enhance habitats; and 
~Improve aesthetics, air quality and the heat island effect
This project is funded through Tennessee Environmental Council and Harpeth River Watershed Association with funds from The Dan & Margaret Maddox Charitable Fund and the Metro Flood Response Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
Project location is 0 Conway street
Directions:  turn onto Morrow Road off of Charlotte Avenue, and then take a left at the stop sign, onto Georgia Avenue.  Project will be to your right, as you cross the bridge over the stream, and parking is along the side streets. 
Email us... rcwa@comcast.net so we have an idea of how many volunteers to expect.  Refreshments and free t-shirts available!
Bring a shovel if you can, good work shoes and dress for the weather.  Registration begins at 8:30 am and we plan to be done by noon.
Pencil-in on your calendar Phase II restoration project date too —April 14th,  when we install native shrubs and plants suited to stream environments and compliment the canopy we installed March 3rd.
Trees in autumn...
JOIN US... TO TRANSFORM THE STREAM SIDE!


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