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MTSU STORMWATER PROGRAM


Spring 2016 Volunteer Opportunities

  • March 18 - Campus Cleanup, 10:20am-11:15am - Meet at KOM.  Will be dividing out into zoned groups to disperse among campus.  Please contact us for more information and/or to register. 
  • March 23 - Campus Cleanup, 10:20am-11:15am - Meet at KOM.  Will be dividing out into zoned groups to disperse among campus.  Please contact us for more information and/or to register.
  • March 25 - Campus Cleanup, 10:20am-11:15am - Meet at KOM.  Will be dividing out into zoned groups to disperse among campus.  Please contact us for more information and/or to register.
  • April 7 - Cleanup at Garrison Creek, 9am-1pm - Look for tent in the parking lot of Kroger (2050 Lascassas Pike).  Will be removing trash & debri from Garrison Creek.  What to bring/wear:  Long pants, closed toe shoes, bug spray & reusable water bottle.  Please contact us for more information. 
  • April 8 - MTSU Rain Garden Cleanup (Part of the United Way's Big Event) - What to bring/wear:  Long pants, closed toe shoes, bug spray & reusable water bottle. 
  • April 16 - National Park Day (8:30am to ?) at Old Fort Park - Picnic Pavilion #2.  Help us to remove trash and debri from Lytle Creek, as well as helping to remove invasive exotic plants from Fortress Rosecrans and the Lytle Creek Greenway.  What to bring/wear:  Long pants and long sleeves, closed toe shoes, bug spray & reusable water bottle.  Be prepared to get in the water & dirty.  For more information, visit www.nps.gov/stri/getinvolved/supportyourpark/parkday.htm.

Outreach Opportunities

  • March 12 - City of Murfreesboro's Annual Tree Day, 9am to 12pm at Barfield Crescent Park.  More details to come. 
  • March 18 - Visit our booth at The Garden Show & Party, 10am-4pm at the Lane Agri-Park Community Center (315 John R Rice Blvd) - daily adult admission is $6.00.  The Garden Party is from 7pm-11pm (adult admission is $8). For more information, call 615-715-0003.
  • March 22 - Visit our booth at the Read to Succeed event at Overall Creek Elementary
  • April 23 - Earth Day Celebration on the square10am to 2pm. The celebration will include educational booths, games, kid-specific activities, free popcorn, hotdogs, and door prizes.  Murfreesboro Electric department will be giving out 500 Crabapple seedlings on a first-come first-served basis.  For more information, visit www.facebook.com/Murfreesboros-Earth-Day-Celebration-204486542913317/.       

Fall 2015 Activities 

  • The Stormwater Program partnered with the City of Murfreesboro and the Tennessee Environmental Council for a tree planting along Garrison Creek on Friday, October 30. One hundred and forty shrubs were planted along the creek to help establish a buffer. 
  • The Stormwater Program partnered with nine local agencies to remove invasive exotic plants & pick up trash for National Public Lands Day at Old Fort Park on Saturday, September 26 from 8:30am-12:30pm.  Over 75 volunteers treated 5,655 stumps & removed 30 lbs of trash from the park. 
  • campus cleanup was held at the Rutherford lots on October 19 from 1-4pm.  34 volunteers helped to pick up over 235 lbs of trash from our campus!

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