MTSU community invited to June 8 watershed public ...

MTSU community invited to June 8 watershed public meeting

MTSU’s Stormwater Program invites the campus community to an upcoming public meeting about protecting water quality in the Stones River Watership, which includes the MTSU campus.

The Stones River Watershed Association‘s annual public meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Lions Club at Cannonsburg Village, 407 Hickerson Drive, Murfreesboro. Free and open to the public, the family-friendly event will include lunch and learn activity sessions and attendees can attend any or all of the sessions.Stones River Watershed Association logo

Lunch will be provided for those who pre-register by TODAY, June 6. Limited T-shirts and water testing kits will also be provided for those who sign up, according to Cynthia Allen, environmental specialist with the MTSU Department of Environmental Health and Safety’s Stormwater Program.

Attendees will “learn more about local rivers and streams and ways citizens can protect water quality,” said Allen, whose office coordinates volunteer opportunities for tree plantings and stream/river cleanups throughout the year to protect water quality in the area.

To register for the annual public meeting, call 615-477-7107 or email

The agenda and moderators for Saturday include:

  • 9–9:15 a.m. — “Welcome-About SRWA/Goals, Lytle Creek, and Citizen Opportunities” with Cynthia Allen.
  • 9:15-9:30 a.m. — “About the Site: Cannonsburg Local History and Area Facts” with Cannonsburg staff
  • 9:30-10 a.m. — “City of Murfreesboro: Town Creek Daylighting Update” with Ryan Maloney and Sam Huddleston
  • 10-10:30 a.m. — “Stream Studies: Blending Art and Nature” with John Louis
  • 10:30–11:30 a.m. — Kickoff Citizen Water Sampling Campaign: Learn how YOU can help local water quality. Sampling kits provided for those who sign up; easy sampling techniques and river fun activities with Bonnie Ervin
  • 11:30-Noon — Lunch Break
  • Noon-12:30 p.m. — Final program with current events: “What’s In the News and Citizen Discussion” with Dr. Warren Anderson
  • 12:30-1 p.m. — SRWA Board Meeting – New Memberships, Membership Officer Vote with Cynthia Allen