MTSU Stormwater Program Public Involvement & Events
MTSU Stormwater Program strives to provide education for streams and rivers in our community. We also provide educational and volunteer opportunities to our campus population. Some of our projects have included campus cleanups, stream cleanups, wetland remediation, tree plantings, invasive plant removal, elementary environmental education and outreach booths. We would love for you to join in and be part of our clean stream experience!
- Murfreesboro's National Public Lands Day - Saturday, September 28 from 8:30am-12:30pm
We will join thousands of volunteers across the nation in celebrating the 26th year of National Public Lands Day by working to preserve and improve our public lands. We will remove invasive exotic plants, modern fencing & trash from the park's McFadden Farm Unit located at 2600 Van Cleve Lane. In the process, we will improve the condition of the battlefield & the Stones River watershed. To register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/murfreesboros-national-public-lands-day-tickets-62091084104
- Squad Boss Training for National Public Lands Day - We're looking for people willing to help us make our National Public Lands Day
event a success by leading small groups of 5-6 volunteers in our work to remove invasive
exotic plants and trash from the McFadden Farm Unit, located at 2600 Van Cleve Lane
and the Stones River watershed.
If you'd like to join our Squad Boss ranks, join us for this two-hour training session that will teach you the skills needed to effectively guide your team on National Public Lands Day. Registration is not required for the training sessions. Please contact Jim Lewis at 615-893-9501 with questions or more information.
Training Dates: Friday, September 6, 10am; Saturday, September 7, 10am; Thursday, September 12, 1pm; Saturday, September 14, 10am; Tuesday, September 17, 1pm; Saturday, September 21, 1pm; Sunday, September 22, 1pm.
Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation will also have monthly cleanups along the Greenway. The cleanups will be held on the 6th day of each month from 3-4pm. For more information, please contact Mufreesboro Parks & Recreation at 615-890-5333.
City of Murfreesboro's Earth Day Celebration
On April 21, 2018, the Stormwater program participated in the 17th annual Earth Day celebration on the square in Murfreesboro. There were refreshments, children's activities & live entertainment. Environmental & educational booths on site.
Tennessee Environmental Council 250K Tree Day!
On February 24, 2018, TEC planted 250,000 native tree seedlings across Tennessee. This was the largest community tree-planting event in Tennessee history.
Invasive Plant Removal at Oaklands Mansion/Maney Spring
On October 26, the Stormwater Program worked with Dr. Kim Sadler's Biology class to cut & spray invasive plants at Oaklands Mansion. Also removed trash from site.
2nd Annual Waterfest
Location: Old Fort Park (1025 Old Fort Park, Murfreesboro)
On September 15, 2018 in Old Fort Park the Stormwater Program participated in the 2nd Annual Waterfest festival. Professionals representing over 50 different water quality career paths led students through engaging demonstrations & hands-on activities.