MTSU Stormwater Program Public Involvement & Events

cleanup

MTSU Stormwater Program strives to provide education for streams and rivers in our community.  We also provide educational and volunteer opportunities to our campus population.  Some of our projects have included campus cleanups, stream cleanups, wetland remediation, tree plantings, invasive plant removal, elementary environmental education and outreach booths.  We would love for you to join in and be part of our clean stream experience!

 

Upcoming Events: 

Urban Runoff 5K & Water Quality FestivalUR5K
Date/Time:  August 26, Run/Walk 7:30am
Location:  Shelby Park, 
401 S. 20th Street, Nashville  37206
Event Details:  Certified 5K, chip-timed! Several booths showcasing cool & innovative green stormwater management practices! 
Register online today!  Deadline to register for chip-timed is Wednesday, August 17!
The Urban Runoff will lead into a post-race, family festival, taking place at 8-10:30am.  The Festival celebrates clean water & green infrastructure & includes kids' activities, hands-on education & more!  Contact jennifer@tnstormwater.org or Elizabeth.wilson@nashville.gov for more information.

Volunteer Service Day with MTSU Housing Staff
Date/Time:  August 18, 9-11am
Event Details:  Campus cleanup & service projects  

2nd Annual Waterfest
Location:  TBD
Date/Time:  September 15
Event Details:  Professionals who represent different career paths will lead students through engaging demonstrations & hands-on activities.  Registration is free of charge.  Space is limited!  Contact Bonnie Ervin at 615-907-3538 for details.  

Invasive Plant Removal at Oaklands Mansion/Maney Spring
Location: Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Avenue
Date/Time:  September 27, 8:30am-Noon
Event Details:  Cutting & spraying of invasive plants.  Will also be removing trash from site.

 

PAST EVENTS include:

Alternative Spring Break Cleanup at Garrison Creek
Location:  Kroger at 2050 Lascassas Pike
Date/Time:  March 6, Noon-4pm
Event Details:  Removed trash along Garrison Creek. 

Riparian Tree Planting at Jordan Farm 
Location:  1233 Cherry Lane (Near Siegel Soccer Complex)
Date/Time:  March 9, 12-4 pm
Tree seedlings were planted along the stream to establish a natural buffer.  

Parks Day at Old Fort Park
Location:  Old Fort Park Pavilion #2, 1025 Old Fort Parkway
Date/Time:  April 1, 8:30-11:30am 
Cutting & spraying of invasive plant species, removed trash from site. 

2016 Stones River Waterfest
Location:  Sharp Springs Park & Natural Area, Smyrna
Date/Time:  Wednesday, September 28 2016, 9:00am to 12:00pm
Taking the 4th grade curriculum OUTSIDE to explore Water!  Professionals who represent different career pathswill lead students through engaging demonastrations and hands-on activities.  Each classroom group will visit 4 presenter stations in their roatation.   

UT Extension Office
Free Educational Class - Harvest the Rain: DIY Rain Barrels
Location: 315 John R. Rice Blvd, Murfreesboro
Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 18 2016, 9:00am
See rain barrels in our gardens and get plans to make your own.  Premade barrels available for order.  

MTSU Campus Cleanups
Location:  KOM steps/grass in front of Peck Hall
Dates/Time:  October 24, 26 & 28, 9:10am to 10:05am