Tennessee Environmental Council is leading an effort to plant 20,000 trees in 2012. The Council will plant 150- 250 trees in Murfreesboro on Tuesday October16 from 9am – 1pm. This work will support the Council´s Tennesssee Tree Project and our Watershed Support Center providing “tree-mendous” benefits for the water, land and air and the people and wildlife who enjoy them!
The project goal is to develop a stream protection zone to improve the local water quality. The plants and trees filter pollutants that flow into the stream during rain events. The plants and trees along the stream will filter out urban pollutants (yard chemicals, oils that leak onto pavement, loose dirt) that flow into the stream during rain events. They also cool the water and provide canopy that improves the home for fish and other aquatic wildlife. This tree planting effort is the 2nd phase of a project that began earlier this year to develop this streamside protection zone. Click here for full press release.
We welcome individuals or groups from businesses, organizations, scout troups, church and school groups, or spend a day in nature with your family! Bring shovels, gloves, boots and appropriate clothing – including rain gear! Meeting location: Big Creek, 2050 Lascassas Pike, Murfreesboro, TN 37130. (In Kroger parking lot – park close to the event tent with green flags)
Event is FREE but please register for updates and any unanticipated changes in schedule:
ALL EVENTS RAIN OR SHINE: We will be on site in the morning rain or shine. Raingear is recommended. If the weather conditions are severe, specifically lightening, heavy rain, or other severe conditions, it is possible we may reschedule.
Mark your calendar for these upcoming dates in Middle TN:
NOVEMBER 10, 2012 Saturday – TREE PLANTING
DECEMBER 8, 2012 Saturday – TREE PLANTING
Click here for pictures from the Feb 4 event
For a report from Murfreesboro/MTSU from Feb 4 Event,
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