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!

Upcoming Events

09/27/18 - River Cleanup & Float, Manson Pike Trailhead at 2pm

1208 Searcy Street, Murfreesboro (off Medical Center Parkway)
Volunteers needed for stream cleanup.  Some groups will be kayaking the West Fork of the Stones River (from Manson Pike Trailhead to Thompson Lane) & other groups will clean up in the river with waders & walk along the Greenway at the Manson Pike & General Bragg Trailheads. 
What to wear/bring:  Water bottle, appropriate clothing including sturdy boots or shoes.  LImited boots & waders will be available for volunteers.  Transportation & carpooling may be possible if pre-registered.  
PRE-REGISTER, Contact:  Cynthia Allen (615-898-2660,

09/29/18 - National Public Lands Day Cleanup, McFadden Farm from 8:30am-12:30pm
McFadden Farm (Battlefield Tour Stop #6), 2600 Van Cleve Lane, Murfreesboro
Volunteers needed for stream & park cleanup.  Lunch will be provided.  
What to bring/wear:  Work boots, long-slevved shirt, work pants, work gloves, water bottle.  Long pants & tennis shoes recommended.  Limited boots & waders will be available for volunteers.  
Contact:  Claire Casey (615-893-9501, or Cynthia Allen (615-898-2660,  

Past Events

City of Murfreesboro's Earth Day Celebration
On April 21, 2018, the Stormwater program participated in the 17th annual Earth Day celebration on the square in Murfreesboro.  There were refreshments, children's activities & live entertainment.  Environmental & educational booths on site.  

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

Invasive Plant Removal at Oaklands Mansion/Maney Spring
On October 26, the Stormwater Program worked with Dr. Kim Sadler's Biology class to cut & spray invasive plants at Oaklands Mansion.   Also removed trash from site.

2nd Annual Waterfest
Location:  Old Fort Park (1025 Old Fort Park, Murfreesboro)
On September 15, 2018 in Old Fort Park the Stormwater Program participated in the 2nd Annual Waterfest festival.  Professionals representing over 50 different water quality career paths led students through engaging demonstrations & hands-on activities.