MTSU Stormwater Program Public Involvement & Events


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!


UT Extension Office

Free Educational Class - Smart Plant Choices for Ponds & Water Gardens
Location:  315 John R. Rice Blvd, Murfreesboro
Date/Time Friday, August 26 2016, 9:00
Enhance your backyard water feature with beautiful and responsible plant choices. 

MTSU Volunteer Fair

Location: Student Union Commons
Date/Time:  Tuesday, August 30 2016, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Meet and greet representatives from our various volunteer agencies around the Murfreesboro community.  Students will be able to visit with representatives to learn more about volunteer opportunities and how they can get involved. 

UT Extension Office
Free Educational Class - Nature Friendly Yards
Location:  315 John R. Rice Blvd, Murfreesboro
Date/Time:  Tuesday, September 20 2016, 9:00am
Green practices that are friendly to wildlife, protect the environment, and add beauty to your garden.

Oaklands Mansion "Autumn in the Oaks Educational Field Day"
Location: 900 North Maney Avenue, Murfreesboro
Date/Time:  Thursday, September 22 2016, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Experience the chores of the mid-1800's through period crafts, demonstrations, games and hands-on activities, as well as water quality education at Maney Spring.  

National Public Lands Day 
Location:  Meet at Picnic Pavilion #2 at Old Fort Park, Murfreesboro 
Date/Time: Saturday, September 24 2016, 8:30am to 12:30pm
What to Bring:  Work boots or closed toe shoes, long-sleeved shirt, work pants and work gloves
Join thousands of volunteers across the nation working to preserve and improve our public lands.  We will remove invasive exocitc plants and pick up trash in Old Fort Park, along the Lytle Creek Greenway and at Fortress Rosecrans.

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