Current Events

 

Water Related Events in the Middle TN Area

Tuesday, June 14 – Farmers’ Market 8am – 11am, Project WET, Bonnie Ervin, Sheila
FLOODING

  • 2 flood maps of Rutherford County, map of Cason Lane area
  • Maps of Stormwater outputs
  • 2 buckets – 5 gallon, small bucket to fill them
  • Stormwater unit, tarp, LOTS of towels
  • Chip clips, pencils

 

Thursday, June 16th with SOAC
Jefferson Springs Recreation Area - water chemistry, bird watching
LOCATION: West Jefferson Pike, Smyrna, TN 37167. Latitude; 36° 0' 1.0001" N. Longitude; 86° 28' 22.0001" W. From downtown Nashville, TN, take I-24 east to Sam Ridley Parkway. Turn left onto Jefferson Pike and the Recreation Area will be on the left.
Registration required: 

Materials

  • Macro equipment bin. D-ring nets, seine
  • Clay, potting soil in a bucket, wildflower seeds, tubs for mixing
  • Water chemistry (20 setups – temperature, DO, pH, phosphate. Record sheets, pencils) - have      everyone work together on the same test

 

Saturday, June 18th – Smyrna Boat Day

  • Stormwater unit, buckets of water, towels
  • Flood maps, Flooding booklets
  • 100 year probability game, record sheets, pencils
  • Chip clips, pencils

 

Tuesday, June 21, Overall Street Greenway Trailhead, Project WET, Bonnie Ervin
Topics: Habitats of Lytle Creek, Native plant seed balls 
Parking: Overall Street Greenway Trailhead Parking + Old Fort Park nearby parking lot
Overview: Participants will wade in Lytle Creek stream bed, both on bedrock and on a gravel bottom habitat (water condition dependent) comparing and contrasting plant and animal populations between the two habitats. Materials will be available to make seed balls, which will be thrown into the riparian vegetation. 
Be prepared to get wet and possibly muddy. Closed-toe shoes are a must; flip-flops are not allowed - for safety reasons. Waivers of liability must be signed and will be available on site.
REGISTRATION required:  Send your Name and the number of people in your party to [email protected] BY 10 am June 20. Maximum of 20 participants.

 


Thursday, June 23rd with SOAC
Kedron United Methodist Church – macroinvertebrates
LOCATION: 6650 Kedron Church Road, Smyrna, TN 37167
•    Not much in the way of shade here. We usually bring a shade tent for cover.
•    One of the best places to look for macro invertebrates in Smyrna!
•    Limited parking.

From Murfreesboro:
Take I-24 to Exit 70 Lee Victory/Almaville Rd Smyrna.
Turn Left on to Almaville Rd.
Proceed approximately 3.7 miles.
Turn Right on to Rocky Fork/Almaville Rd.
Proceed approximately 1.9 miles.
Turn Right on to Kedron Church Rd.
Kedron United Methodist Church is on the Left.
REGISTRATION Required

 

Tuesday, June 28, Cannonsburg Village, Project WET, Bonnie Ervin
Topics: Water chemistry and macroinvertebrate hunting in Town Creek and in Lytle Creek
Parking: Cannonsburg Village parking lot
Overview: Participants will test the water quality of Town Creek and Lytle Creek (above and below the confluence with Town Creek).  All chemicals used are tablets and safety equipment is available. Nets and Identification Guides will be available for the macroinvertebrate “hunt”. 
Be prepared to get wet and possibly muddy. Closed-toe shoes are a must; flip-flops are not allowed - for safety reasons. Waivers of liability must be signed and will be available on site.
REGISTRATION required:  Send your Name and the number of people in your party to [email protected] BY 10 am June 27. Maximum of 20 participants.

 

Thursday, June 30th with SOAC
Jefferson Springs Recreation Area - water chemistry, bird watching
LOCATION: West Jefferson Pike, Smyrna, TN 37167. Latitude; 36° 0' 1.0001" N. Longitude; 86° 28' 22.0001" W. From downtown Nashville, TN, take I-24 east to Sam Ridley Parkway. Turn left onto Jefferson Pike and the Recreation Area will be on the left.
REGISTRATION required

 

Saturday, August 6th

Nashville’s Metro Water Services, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry, the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC), and the Tennessee Stormwater Association (TNSA) are teaming up together for the 9th Annual chip-timed 5k Urban Runoff run and Water Quality Festival in Nashville.

​The race is held at Shelby Bottoms Greenway and Nature Park to showcase a park setting and weaves its way past several cool and innovative green stormwater management practices. A fun and educational and free Water Quality Festival held at the same time will provide entertainment and environmental information!  

All runners, walkers, strollers, families and dogs are all welcome!

https://www.tnstormwater.org/urban-runoff-5k


TDEC Public Participation Opportunities

Draft 303 (d) list NPDES and SOP issuances, denials and terminations and pretreatment approvals


Workshops


Hands-on activities and curriculum guide are designed for students in K- 12th grades. Water Education for Teachers (WET) activities are ALL about water—from chemistry to habitats. Extra materials, tips and fun! See the Project WET tab for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

Storm Drain Marking: Label neighborhood drain inlets and hang informational flyers on doors.

Submit an application to Rutherford County Stormwater Department.