TWRA Announces Awarding Of Grants For 2014-15 State Stream Clean-up Projects

Friday, August 1, 2014

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 2014-15.

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, 2015.

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. 

Boone Watershed                   Watauga River Watershed which includes Watauga River

Partnership                              tributary streams, Washington County


City of East Ridge                  Spring Creek in East Ridge, Hamilton County


City of Millersville                  Slater’s Creek headwaters within the city, Sumner County

Clarksville-Montgomery County

School Learning System         Cumberland River, tributaries


Cumberland River

Friends of the Cumberland

River Bicentennial Trail          Clean-up along trail Ashland City, Cheatham County


Darden Community Center

and Park


Friends of Warner Parks         Little Harpeth River, Vaughn’s Creek, including feeder creeks, Davidson County


Harpeth River Watershed

Association                             Steam clean-up, Harpeth River, Williamson County


Jackson County Chamber

of Commerce                          Remove litter, Rock Dam to Roaring River Park


Keep Bristol Beautiful            South Holston River and Lake, Sullivan and Washington counties


Keep Cocke County              

Beautiful                                 Big Pigeon River, Cocke 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


Historic Old North

Knoxville Beautification         First Creek in Knoxville, Knox County


Town of Farragut                    Turkey Creek, Farragut, Knox County

Trevecca Nazarene

University Fres. Class             Brown’s Creek, Nolensville Road to Murfreesboro

                                                Road, Nashville, Davidson County


Trout Unlimited,

Hiwassee Chapter                   Hiwassee River and tributaries, Bradley County


University of Tennessee,

Department of Biosystems,

Engineering, Soil Science       Third Creek in Knoxville, Knox County


Woodland Community

Land Trust                              Roses Creek by Clearfork Valley, Claiborne County

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