Archive for Clean Water

Save the Bay by the City

For all of you who live in the San Francisco area, here is a great program to Save the Bay from trash. Go to to donate. The University of Phoenix will match your bucks up to $40,000.

San Francisco is one beautiful city.

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New Clean Up Opportunities

From the Tennessee Environmental Council:

River Restoration Project: Richland Creek-August 15

On Saturday August 15th, Tennessee Environmental Council and Richland Creek Watershed Association are partnering to stabilize an area of stream bank on Richland Creek.   From 9AM to 1PM we will be installing revetments (cedar timbers wrapped in coir matting) on to the eroded stream bank to prevent further deterioration of stream bank.  Please join us!

To sign-up as a volunteer, email by August 13.
River Clean-Up Project: Spring Hill-August 22

Join us for cleanup work at Campbell Station in Spring Hill from 9AM-1PM.   Prepare to get a little wet and muddy and to have a lot of fun.  Please wear work boots that can get wet, bring work gloves and water to drink.

Contact  Beau Hearing at (931) 384-0692 for more details and to sign up.

Since 1970 the Tennessee Environmental Council has been educating and advocating for the conservation and improvement of Tennessee’s environment, communities and public health. Please support our work by making a generous donation today at

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Newspaper Mush

mushypaper_1608This is what happens when the weekly shopper produced by the Tennessean is left in a driveway, then rained on and driven over a few times. No one wants these. Since it is too expensive to send in the mail (which used to happen), the newspapers are left in driveways. I pick up quite a few of them which have been abandoned each week.

Sometimes, the newspapers walk to road or storm drains. I try to recycle them before the enter the water stream.

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Not Again: Storm Drains are not Trash Cans

During my after dinner walk last night, I found dumped charcoal briquettes in a storm drain on Settlers’ Way in my subdivision. I turned in the location to the president of the board of the homeowners association.

I do not like ice cubes in my water. Why would I want charcoal briquettes in it?

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Cumberland River Compact

I’m already committed to two events Saturday or I would attend this conference:

Healthy Neighborhoods Conference

June 13th

cosponsored with the:
The Cumberland River Compact and Neighborhoods Resource Center  are collaborating as co-sponsors of the Healthy Neighborhoods Conference on Saturday, June 13th, at East Literature Magnet School. Both the Compact and NRC have seen a significant growth in the number of residents and neighborhood organizations who are requesting support in addressing environmental and health concerns.

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Update on Storm Drain Dumping

Metro Government will send the contractor a Notice of Violation about dumping the dry wall spackle in our storm drain. At least, the eco-disaster should not happen again.

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Dumping in Storm Drains

I commend the folks at Metro Public Works, Metro Water and Metro Public Health for moving quickly on this blog’s report about the dry wall spackle dumped in our storm drain.

Metro Water sent someone out to inspect the drain and to check if the substance had made its way to Beech Creek where our storm water drains to the Harpeth River. If we knew who the contractor was, Metro Health will send him a Notice of Violation.

There is a number to report dumping into storm drains. The number in Davidson County is 615.313.PURE. It is best to find the person in the act of the dumping.

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