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Groups set clean-up event for Spring Creek

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Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation officials will lead a talk for volunteers through the Sellars Farm Archeological site before the clean up. Then volunteers will jump into the stream and help maintain this historic treasure by removing debris. T-shirts, gloves, bags, refreshments and lunch will be provided. Bring your friends and family out to help make a difference in your watershed, officials with the CRC said. Wilson County and the Wilson County Stormwater Group are working to clean up and maintain Wilson County’s water resources, in part, through clean-up efforts in local streams.

The CRC noted that Spring Creek is an impaired stream that runs through the county and eventually flows into Old Hickory Lake.

“Spring Creek clean-up is part of a national effort to improve the water quality and natural resources of our state and federal waters throughout the nation,” said Kenneth House, Wilson County Stormwater engineer. “We are thrilled to be making this clean-up a multi-jurisdictional event with the Wilson County Stormwater Group. This event will allow us to clean a large portion of the creek improving the environment for everyone in our communities. The community involvement in Wilson County, Lebanon, and Mt Juliet is well-known throughout middle Tennessee and we are expecting a superb turnout for this event.” 

The Cumberland River Compact is a nonprofit 501c3 organization, dedicated to enhancing water quality in the Cumberland River and its tributaries through education and by promoting cooperation between citizens, businesses, and agencies in Kentucky and Tennessee. The Local Officials Community Water Curriculum (LOC) delivers high-quality water education directly to local officials in your community. This comprehensive curriculum provides community leaders with valuable information to make informed decisions about the water infrastructure issues facing their community.

The Compact works throughout the Cumberland River Basin, educating and meeting with citizens locally in the fourteen watersheds throughout the Basin, one watershed at a time.For more information or to get on the mailing list for future clean-ups, workshops, or meetings, contact the Compact at info@cumberlandrivercompact.org.

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