MTSU volunteers needed for upcoming off-campus cle...

MTSU volunteers needed for upcoming off-campus cleanup events

MTSU students get instructions Saturday, April 16, before beginning their work at the BIG Event community service activity at Old Fort Park.

The MTSU Stormwater Program is offering three upcoming opportunities — with the first one on Friday, Sept. 7! — for students to volunteer their time to help protect the water supplies in the Murfreesboro/Rutherford County community.

  • Friday, Sept. 7, 1 to 3 p.m., stream cleanup in partnership with Murfreesboro Parks at Old Fort Park, Overall Creek Trailhead, 1025 Old Fort Parkway
  • Thursday, Sept. 27, river cleanup and float along Stones River/Manson Pike Trailhead, 1208 Searcy St.
  • Saturday, Sept. 29, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. National Public Lands Day Cleanup in partnership with Stones River National Battlefied at McFadden Farm, 2600 Van Cleve Lane (Lunch provided)

Participating students are advised bring water and work gloves and to wear old shoes/boots with socks, long pants and in some cases long sleeves. Limited boots and waders will be provided.

The MTSU Stormwater Program strives to raise awareness about the importance of water quality and to reduce the amount of pollutants that flow into the water supply through runoff.

For more information or to volunteer for these events, contact Cynthia Allen with the MTSU Stormwater Program at 615-898-2660, by email at or visit the website

— Jimmy Hart (

Employee account created by LAM on 5/8/12 (PZRNFAC report)