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 2013-14.
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, 2014.
The American Fisheries Stream along Highway 41 Bridge to Port Royal State Park, Montgomery County
City of East Ridge Spring Creek in East Ridge, Hamilton County
City of Millersville Slater’s Creek headwaters within the city, Sumner County
Compact Specific sites on Caney Fork River near Carthage, Smith County
Friends of Dunbar Cave Dunbar Cave Creek in Clarksville, Montgomery County
Friends of Warner Parks Little Harpeth River, Vaughn’s Creek, including feeder creeks, Davidson County
Keep Bristol Beautiful South Holston River and Lake, Sullivan and Washington counties
Keep Cocke County Beautiful Big Pigeon River, Cocke County
Keep Maury County Beautiful Duck River, Columbia, Maury County
Little River Watershed Little River and tributaries, Maryville, Blount County
McMinnville Breakfast Rotary Club Barren Fork and Collins River, Warren County
Middle Nolichucky Watershed Alliance Nolichucky River at Tenn. Highway 107 (Kinser Bridge), Greene County
Red River Watershed Association Red River Watershed, Springfield, Robertson County
Richland Creek Watershed Association Tributaries of Richland Creek, Davidson County
Students Promoting Environment Third Creek off Sutherland, Knox County
Tennessee Student Environmental Alliance Mountain Creek, Red Bank, Hamilton County
Town of Farragut Turkey Creek, Farragut, Knox County
Trout Unlimited, Clinch River Chapter Between Miller’s Island Peach Orchard near I-75 Bridge, Norris, Anderson County
Trout Unlimited, Hiwassee Chapter Hiwassee River and tributaries, Bradley County
Wolf River Conservancy, Inc. Ghost River section of Wolf River past Bateman Bridge to Moscow, Shelby, Fayette counties
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.