World Water Day is marked on 22 March every year. It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day. 23 years later, World Water Day is celebrated around the world every year, shining the spotlight on a different issue
2016 theme is:
Better Water, Better Jobs
By the United Nations
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NASHVILLE CLEAN WATER PROJECT: WAY TO GO NASHVILLE, WE’RE KICKIN’ BUTT ON TRASH!
You can make another huge difference on Saturday, May 2, from 8 am until 5 pm (and snag a fun, free boat ride) by participating in the third Nashville Clean Water Project at Percy Priest Lake. We have trash bags, gloves and sunscreen for you… we have snacks, hand sanitizer, T-shirts and hats… …we also have gobs of giveaways.
It’s the largest water cleanup in Nashville’s history so of course it’s going to be huge! And, yes, it’s absolutely free. Boats will depart from Nashville Shores Water Park to specific lake locations every 45 minutes; just choose your departure time with the yellow “Register” button on any page.
Participants must be 16 years or older. To register, click here.
MAY 14th BUILDING OUTSIDE THE BOX MONTHLY MEETING
Join us for the BOB Meeting on Thursday, May 14th at 11:30 for a special tour of the new Beaman Park Nature Center… contact Gwen for meeting details.
NASHVILLE NAMED A NATIONAL HOST VENUE FOR 2009 GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP™
Tennessee’s capitol will have the chance to showcase its Volunteer spirit and green initiatives this spring for Keep America Beautiful Inc.’s Great American Cleanup™. Nashville is one of three U.S. cities selected by KAB to host national spotlight events this year. Nashville will host the final national event on May 14 with a day of community projects, volunteer cleanups and educational exhibits in and around the Tennessee Bicentennial Mall State Park. Planned activities include a kickoff rally, “green” exhibits and education programs, and community cleanups in surrounding neighborhoods.
Organizers are looking to recruit 1,000 volunteers from all 95 counties in Tennessee to demonstrate the “Volunteer State” moniker in action.
Sign up to volunteer here.
May 18- Red River Watershed and TDEC Public Meeting
5:30 PM in Clarksville, TN. The topic will be “Karst Aquifer Studies in the Red River Watershed.”
Clarksville Civic Hall
350 Pageant Lane
5:30 PM–light refreshments, 6:00–meeting, 7:30–adjourn
The meeting is designed to tell the members of the Red River Watershed Association, other local residents and interested parties what the karst project is and what TDEC and Kentucky will be accomplishing. Contact Jim for more details.
June 6– Catfish Rodeo and Water Festival
Shelby Park, 8 am- Contact Laura for registration details or to VOLUNTEER.
Rain Barrel Workshop
In conjunction with the Catfish Rodeo and Water Festival, Shelby Bottoms Nature Center – 10am Call 862-8539 to register.
August 22– Dragon Boat and River Festival
Riverfront Park, Contact Brooke to register your competitive team!
|The mission of the Cumberland River Compact is to enhance the water quality of the Cumberland River and its tributaries through education and by promoting cooperation among citizens, businesses, and agencies in Kentucky and Tennessee.
If you want to be a part of the Compact’s current initiatives, but don’t have the time, give a little in the form of a charitable, tax-free donation here.
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