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MTSU Stormwater Program offers spring volunteer op...

MTSU Stormwater Program offers spring volunteer opportunities

The MTSU Stormwater Program is offering upcoming opportunities, including one Saturday, March 16, for students and members of the campus community to volunteer their time to help protect the water supplies on campus and in the surrounding community as well as raise awareness about the issue.

• March 16 – City of Murfreesboro’s annual Tree Day Event
When: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Patterson Park

Volunteers needed to help to set up/take down tent, wrap bare root seedlings and assist in distribution of seedlings to local residents. Learn more at https://www.murfreesborotn.gov/1226/Tree-Day.

Contact: Amanda Rogers (Amanda.Rogers@mtsu.edu, 615-904-8575)

In this 2017 file photo, MTSU Stormwater Program staff chat with area residents participating in the mid-March tree giveaway in partnership with the city of Murfreesboro. (Photo courtesy of Ron Crabtree)

In this 2017 file photo, MTSU Stormwater Program staff chat with area residents participating in the mid-March tree giveaway in partnership with the city of Murfreesboro. (Photo courtesy of Ron Crabtree)

• April 13 – 2019 Park Day Volunteer Project
When: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Picnic Pavilion #1 – Murfreesboro’s Old Fort Park

Volunteers needed to remove trash and exotic plants from Fortress Rosecrans, Old Fort Park and Lytle Creek Greenway.

Registration is required. Organizers are asking individuals and groups to pre-register by contacting Jim Lewis at 615-893-9501 or by email at jim_b_lewis@nps.gov. We will need groups of six or more volunteers to have one person per every six to eight volunteers attend one of the Squad Boss training sessions and learn how to lead their fellow volunteers in the day’s work.

Learn more at https://bit.ly/2XXaymF.

• April 20 – MTSU ACE Learning Center “Saddle Up” Event
When: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: MTSU Tennessee Livestock Center
Volunteers needed to help set up/take down booth and hand out educational items at booth.

Contact: Cynthia Allen (Cynthia.Allen@mtsu.edu, 615-898-2660)

• April 27 – City of Murfreesboro Earth Day Celebration
When: 8 a.m.-2p.m.
Where: Murfreesboro’s Downtown Square

Volunteers are needed to help set up/take down booth and hand out educational items at booths.

Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/MurfreesboroEarthDay/?epa=SEARCH_BOX

Contact: Amanda Rogers (Amanda.Rogers@mtsu.edu, 615-904-8575)

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, visit the MTSU Stormwater webpagewww.mtsu.edu/stormwater.

— Jimmy Hart (jimmy.hart@mtsu.edu)


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