Eleven service-learning students from Tusculum College participated in a stream clean-up of College Creek on Thursday, Oct. 29th.
Students participated in a week-long service project with the Middle Nolichucky Watershed Alliance focusing on water quality and impaired streams in Greene County, according to a news release from the organization.
Then, they were able to use their knowledge to take action in protecting Greene County streams by participating in the clean-up event.
College Creek is on the Environmental Protection Agency's 303d list of impaired streams and is periodically cleaned by Tusculum students, according to the release. Four large trash bags were collected.
Prior to the clean-up, students discussed water usage, energy efficiency, environmental stewardship, and civic responsibility.
Pizza lunch, T-shirts and rakes were provided through a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Association Habitat Protection Grant. Gloves and trash bags were donated by Keep Greene Beautiful.
Two more clean-ups are scheduled to take place during the academic year.
For information on adopting a local stream through MNWA, contact Kristen Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org.