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TWRA Announces Availability of 2021-22 Clean Stream Grants to Assist with Habitat Protection Program

Tuesday, June 08, 2021 | 02:41pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is announcing the availability of grant dollars to assist cities, schools, community organizations, civic groups, watershed organizations, and conservation groups, etc., with stream clean-up projects and planting projects during the 2021-22 fiscal year.

Five grants, at a maximum of $1,000 each, are available for each of TWRA’s four regional Aquatic Habitat Protection projects (a total of $5,000 per region). The funds will be obligated as grants, so the grantee must have a nonprofit tax number. The application deadline for the program is June 30, 2021. The projects are to be completed, the money spent, and a report submitted by June 30, 2022.

The grant money could be used to buy supplies such as rakes, work gloves, and garbage bags. Also, it could be used to pay disposal fees for solid waste and tire removal or to provide promotional items like project advertisements or T‑shirts and refreshments for volunteer support.

Grant proposals should include the applicant organization’s name, tax ID number, address, phone, and name of a contact person authorized to enter into a contractual agreement on behalf of the organization. The proposal should also include the name of the stream, county or counties involved, and the project area and description.

Contact TWRA’s Della Sawyers at (615) 781-6577 or by email at with any questions. For additional information, interested persons may also contact a regional Aquatic Habitat Protection Biologist at the TWRA regional offices listed:

Region I

Allen Pyburn

200 Lowell Thomas Drive

Jackson, TN  38301

(731) 423-6541


Region 2 

Mike Murdock

5105 Edmondson Pike

TWRA Region II

Nashville, TN 37211

(615) 781-6510


Region 3

Bobby Brown

464 Industrial Boulevard

Crossville, TN  38555

(931) 484-9571


Region 4

Rob Lindbom

3030 Wildlife Way

Morristown, TN  37814

(423) 587-7037





Tell TWRA about your aquatic stream cleanup project(s). The name and location of the stream(s) and what county or county project(s) should be included in the proposal. The length of the proposal can be between 1 to 10 pages. Please attach the proposal to the application.

Please fill out the following information:

Individual or Origination Name:        ____________________________________________

FEIN Number:                                    ____________________________________________

Street Address:                                   ____________________________________________

City, State and Zip Code:                    ____________________________________________

Email address:                                    ____________________________________________

Telephone number with area:             (___) _________________

Contact Person Name:                        _____________________________________________

Title:                                                   _____________________________________________

Email address:                                    _____________________________________________

Street Address:                                   _____________________________________________

Telephone number:                             (___) _________________________________________

Proposal:        Please attach the proposal between 1 to 10 pages.


The application and proposal can be emailed to Della Sawyers at or mailed to

Della Sawyers, Administrative Secretary

TWRA Main Headquarters

5107 Edmondson Pike

Ellington Agricultural Center

Nashville, TN 37211

If you have questions, please contact Della Sawyers at (615) 781-6577 or via email at

Thank you for your interest in the Tennessee Aquatic Stream Cleanup Program and look forwarding hearing from you.