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TWRA Announces Awarding of Grants for Stream Clean-up Projects

Wednesday, August 06, 2014 | 02:50am

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 2014-15. 

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, 2015. 

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.  

Boone Watershed  Partnership                                                               Watauga River Watershed which includes Watauga River                                                                                                                         and tributary streams, Washington County 

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

City of Millersville                                                                                         Slater’s Creek headwaters within the city, Sumner County

Clarksville-Montgomery County, School Learning System                 Cumberland River, tributaries

Friends of the Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail                            Clean-up along trail Ashland City, Cheatham County

Darden Community Center and Park

Friends of Warner Parks                                                                            Little Harpeth River, Vaughn’s Creek, including feeder                                                                                                                               creeks, Davidson County

Harpeth River Watershed Association                                                     Steam clean-up, Harpeth River, Williamson County

Jackson County Chamber of Commerce                                                Remove litter, Rock Dam to Roaring River Park

Keep Bristol Beautiful                                                                                   South Holston River and Lake, Sullivan and Washington                                                                                                                            counties

Keep Cocke County Beautiful                                                                    Big Pigeon River, Cocke County

Little River Watershed Association                                                           Little River and tributaries Maryville, Blount County

McMinnville BreakfastRotary Club                                                              Barren Fork and Collins River, Warren County

Middle Nolichucky Watershed Alliance                                                      Nolichucky River at Tenn. Highway 107 (Kinser Bridge),                                                                                                                            Greene County

Historic Old North Knoxville Beautification                                                First Creek in Knoxville, Knox County

Town of Farragut                                                                                            Turkey Creek, Farragut, Knox County

Trevecca Nazarene University Freshman Class                                      Brown’s Creek, Nolensville Road to Murfreesboro
                                                                                                                                 Road, Nashville, Davidson County

Trout Unlimited, Hiwassee Chapter                                                             Hiwassee River and tributaries, Bradley County

University of Tennessee,Department of Biosystems,
Engineering, Soil Science                                                                              Third Creek in Knoxville, Knox County

Woodland Community Land Trust                                                                 Roses Creek by Clearfork Valley, Claiborne County



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