MTSU Stormwater Program Public Involvement & Events

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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:

Squad Boss Training Dates for Park Day
We're looking for people willing to help us make our Park Day 2018 Volunteer Event a success by leading small groups of 5-6 volunteers in our work to remove invasive exotic plants and trash from Fortress Rosecrans, Old Fort Park and the Lytle Creek Greenway.  The two-hour training session will teach you the skills needed to effectively guide your team on Park Day 2018. 
All training sessions will begin at the park maintenance area located at the end of the road that is directly across the Old Nashville Highway from the gate to the visitor center parking lot.  Please call 615-893-9501 or email at stri_adminstration@nps.gov to let them know that you will be attending.  Dates are: 
Tuesday, March 27, 10am-12pm
Saturday, March 31, 10am-12pm
Saturday, April 7, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Sunday, April 8, 2pm-4pm

Park Day 2018
Saturday, April 14th, 8:30am-12:30pm
Where:  Picnic Pavilion #1, Murfreesboro's Old Fort Park 
Join us to remove invasive plants, beautify your park & greenway and enjoy the outdoors!  Lunch will be provided.  Registration is open to individuals & groups.  To register or for more information, call 615-893-9501 or email jim_b_lewis@nps.gov.  More information can also be found at www.nps.gov/stri

Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 21, 10am-2pm
Where:  Murfreesboro's Downtown Square
Refreshments, children's activities & live entertainment.  Environmental & educational booths on site.  

Past Events Include:  

 Tennessee Environmental Council 250K Tree Day!
https://tectn.org/250ktreeday/
On February 24, 2018, TEC planted 250,000 native tree seedlings across Tennessee.  This was the largest community tree-planting event in Tennessee history.  

November 11, 2017, Veterans Day Tree Planting/Lytle Creek Resoration Stones River Watershed and Rotary  joined with Tennessee Evnvironmental Council to plant trees and give away free trees!   

Invasive Plant Removal at Oaklands Mansion/Maney Spring
Location: Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Avenue
Date/Time:  October 26, 8am-Noon
Event Details:  Cutting & spraying of invasive plants.  Also removed trash from site.

2nd Annual Waterfest
Location:  Old Fort Park (1025 Old Fort Park, Murfreesboro)
Date/Time:  September 15, 7:30am-1pm
Event Details:  Professionals representing different water quality career paths led students through engaging demonstrations & hands-on activities.  

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.