The Middle Nolichucky Watershed Alliance plans to host a public meeting Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in the board room at Greeneville Light and Power on College Street.

Members of the public who are interested in environmental issues are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

The meeting will feature a Nolichucky River video, filmed and produced for the MNWA by Sam Henegar, according to a news release from the alliance. The 15-minute video points up some of the problems facing the Nolichucky River, which is the source of drinking water for Greeneville.

In addition, environmental engineers Tim Ormond and Gregg Babbit will give an update on the Holley Creek Project, which is expected to reduce periodic flooding on Old Shiloh Road by creating a wetland on private property.

The ongoing educational program at Tusculum College's Paul Hayden Wetland also will be discussed. Hayden was director of the MNWA until his death several years ago, and was instrumental in creating this wetland. Science and service learning students have volunteered to help maintain the wetland, located between Shiloh Road and Gilland Streets downhill from the Tusculum campus.

During the past year, MNWA has sponsored the Tennessee Aquatic Streams Cleanup Program on College Creek in Tusculum, using student volunteers from the Tusculum College science and service learning departments. The MNWA has held or helped with numerous other creek cleanups and water quality projects in Greeneville and Greene County in the past, according to the release.

Individuals or groups interested in helping with future creek cleanups are invited to learn more at the meeting.

For more information contact Wilhelmina Williams at 257-4235.

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