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TWRA Announces Awarding of Grants for 2013-14 Stream Clean-up Projects

Thursday, July 11, 2013 | 09:40am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has announced the awarding of grant dollars to assist cities, schools, community organizations, civic groups, watershed organizations, and conservation groups, etc., with stream clean-up projects for the fiscal year 2013-14. 

Five grants, at $1,000 each, were available for TWRA’s four regional Aquatic Habitat Protection projects (a total of $5,000 per region).  The projects are to be completed, the money spent, and a report submitted by June 30, 2014. 

The American Fisheries                       Stream along Highway 41 Bridge to Port Royal State Park,                                                                      Montgomery County

City of East Ridge                                  Spring Creek in East Ridge, Hamilton County

City of Millersville                                    Slater’s Creek headwaters within the city, Sumner County
Cumberland River
Compact                                                  Specific sites on Caney Fork River near Carthage, Smith                                                                         County
Friends of Dunbar Cave                       Dunbar Cave Creek in Clarksville, Montgomery County
Friends of Warner Parks                      Little Harpeth River, Vaughn’s Creek, including feeder                                                                            creeks, Davidson County
Keep Bristol Beautiful                           South Holston River and Lake, Sullivan and Washington                                                                        counties
Keep Cocke County  Beautiful             Big Pigeon River, Cocke County
Keep Maury County Beautiful               Duck River, Columbia, Maury County
Little River Watershed                           Little River and tributaries, Maryville, Blount County
McMinnville Breakfast
Rotary Club                                             Barren Fork and Collins River, Warren County
Middle Nolichucky 
Watershed Alliance                               Nolichucky River at Tenn. Highway 107 (Kinser Bridge),                                                                         Greene County
Red River Watershed
Association                                             Red River Watershed, Springfield, Robertson County
Richland Creek
Watershed Association                        Tributaries of Richland Creek, Davidson County
Students Promoting 
Environment                                           Third Creek off Sutherland, Knox County
Tennessee Student
Environmental Alliance                         Mountain Creek, Red Bank, Hamilton County
Town of Farragut                                    Turkey Creek, Farragut, Knox County
Trout Unlimited, Clinch
River Chapter                                          Between Miller’s Island Peach Orchard near I-75
                                                                   Bridge, Norris, Anderson County
Trout Unlimited, 
Hiwassee Chapter                                 Hiwassee River and tributaries, Bradley County
Wolf River
Conservancy, Inc.                                   Ghost River section of Wolf River past Bateman Bridge
                                                                   to Moscow, Shelby, Fayette counties

The grant money can be used to buy supplies, such as rakes, work gloves, and garbage bags. In addition, the funds could be used to pay disposal fees for solid waste and tire removal or to provide promotional items such as project advertisement or T shirts and refreshments for volunteer support.  


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