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Saturday, March 17, 2012

RCWA Partners for a Clean Up March 15th

Last Thursday Richland Creek Watershed Alliance returned to the area south of West Park to remove more debris this year.  With the help from Hands On Nashville corporate volunteers' (Cummins Filtration), and provisions provided by Metro Public Works, 14 individuals retrieved a dumpster full of debris from Richland Creek's floodzone.  The clean up area was muddy and large (4 ac) but Mike Cain of Harpeth River Watershed Association brought an ATV and trailer to help volunteers bring out mattresses, tires, couches, chairs and many other odd and large items from the difficult work area back to the dumpster.  A thunderstorm broke out preventing us from continuing, but much was still recovered to prevent debris from impeding the free flow of stormwater.  Blinker Lite provided a portalet for the project, and we returned some inventory we found back to them.  A special thanks to local neighbor, Scott Gilliahan for assisting with project logistics.   Thanks everyone!

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.

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