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MTSU STORMWATER PROGRAM


Summer 2016 Outreach Opportunities

  • May 24 - MTSU Customs - Visit our booth for information about our program, sign up for the volunteer list and giveaways
  • June 1 - MTSU Customs - Visit our booth for information about our program, sign up for the volunteer list and giveaways
  • June 7 - MTSU Customs - Visit our booth for information about our program, sign up for the volunteer list and giveaways
  • June 15 - MTSU Customs - Visit our booth for information about our program, sign up for the volunteer list and giveaways
  • June 24 - MTSU Customs - Visit our booth for information about our program, sign up for the volunteer list and giveaways
  • June 25 - Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation/Stones River Watershed Annual Boat Day, 9am-Noon - Manson Pike Trailhead at 1208 Searcy Street (off of Medical Center Parkway).  Different types of canoes and kayaks will be available for all ages of the public to try.  You will learn boating basics, paddling strokes and boat safety from knowledgeable volunteers.  Paddles and personal flotation devices will be provided. 
  • June 28 - MTSU Customs - Visit our booth for information about our program, sign up for the volunteer list and giveaways
  • July 12 - MTSU Customs - Visit our booth for information about our program, sign up for the volunteer list and giveaways
  • July 22 - MTSU Customs - Visit our booth for information about our program, sign up for the volunteer list and giveaways
  • July 28 - MTSU Customs - Visit our booth for information about our program, sign up for the volunteer list and giveaways

Spring 2016 & Fall 2015 Activities 

  • Together with the Stones River National Battlefield, Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation and various local partners, National Parks Day was a huge success! 421 volunteers removed 8,984 invasive plants, 65 lbs of trash & planted 246 trees. 
  • The Stormwater program had a booth at the Earth Day Celebration on the square on April 23.  There were over 48 booths and over 2,000 attendees!
  • City of Murfreesboro's Annual Tree Day on March 12 distributed over 300 live trees to local citizens to plant along their riparian zones.  The goal of tree day is so help to establish a healthy buffer along our local streams.  
  • The Stormwater Program had booths at local events such as the Murfreesboro Garden Show & Party, UT extension office classes, and Read to Succeed events at local schools.   
  • 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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