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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