Be a part of the countywide effort to restore creeks, streams, and rivers back to pre-flood conditions, or better! Team Green Adventures and the Cumberland River Compact are making an effort to clean and restore conditions around the creekbed at Mill Creek. We'll be removing general litter from the creek and surrounding area, working to keep one of Nashville's Greenways in great condition. This 1-mile section of Mill Creek was officially adopted by Team Green in the fall of 2013, and this is the fourth cleanup that we will be doing as a group at this location. Come help us make this cleanup a success!
After the cleanup, head to Centennial Park for the Annual Earth Day Festival! Stay tuned for more details!
When: Saturday, April 22nd from 9:30am-12pm
Where: Mill Creek Greenway at Ezell Road Park
5135 Harding Place
Nashville, TN 37211
Cost: FREE event, open to Members & Non-Members (Registration Required)
Trip Leader: Lee Fowler
Difficulty: This is a beginner-friendly event. No cleanup experience necessary. Equipment and gear will be provided
Registration Deadline: Online registration closes on Thursday, April 9th at 3pm, or when all spots have filled up
Group Size: This event is limited to 15 volunteers
Parking: Parking is available for free in the lot located in Ezell Road Park.
Children Policy: This is a 14 and up event with parental/guardian supervision
Dog Policy: Dogs are not permitted at this event
Weather Policy: This is a drizzle or shine event. This event will be cancelled or postponed with heavy rains or potential flooding.
Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your reservation for this event, please contact TeamGreen@lightning100.com.
ABOUT CUMBERLAND RIVER COMPACT
The Cumberland River winds for over 696 miles through Kentucky and Tennessee. The land through which it flows is home to some of the greatest biodiversity in the United States. Its course touches 40 counties in Tennessee and 32 in Kentucky, with a combined population of more than 2,000,000. Many of the same water resource problems that plague other regions (need for plentiful water, streambank erosion, sedimentation, nutrients and pathogens) have a foothold here. We work throughout the 18,000 square miles of the Cumberland River Basin to address those problems.
The Cumberland River Compact works to protect the Cumberland River and its tributaries through the education of local residents about its importance and through advocating for policies that will benefit the river and surrounding waterways. The Compact does this through its Adopt A Stream program, which Team Green participates in, as well as through annual events such as the Dragon Boat Festival and the Catfish Rodeo.
WHAT TO EXPECT
No experience necessary! All work is supervised by a Project Leader, and all equipment and materials are provided. Volunteers will work together to walk the stream collecting trash and debris. Expect to work directly in the water to access the debris. Volunteers should wear work clothes that can get dirty. Closed-toed shoes or durable sandals are required. Work boots, hiking boots, rain boots or old sneakers are great. No flip flops! Please dress appropriately for the weather. After the cleanup, we'll all have the option of joining the Cumberland River Compact and several other stream adoption groups from around Nashville for the Annual Earth Day Festival in Centennial Park!
This event is open to members and non-members. Registration is required. More details will be provided in the confirmation email.