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If you value greenways, trails, bike lanes or sidewalks and support their role in improving the quality of life for all Tennesseans, please take a moment to sign our petition and contact your legislators.


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Fall bike to work day in Nashville, TN is Thursday, Nov. 20. A group will leave the Richland Creek Greenway trail-head at 7:05.  Everyone is welcome to join in, and try commuting by bike. It’s a lot of fun, even in the cold.

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Mayor’s Neighborhood Challenge

Mayor's Neighborhood Challenge

Be recognized for fostering a healthy community and promoting an active lifestyle!
Take the Challenge! Mayor Dean is encouraging Nashville neighborhoods to join together to become more healthy, active, and green.
Your neighborhood group can receive points for activities like energy use reduction and active transportation.
The group with the highest scores will win excellent prizes like trees for your neighborhood or a healthy community dinner!

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The flowers are beautiful along the Richland Creek Greenway. Take a break and discover this beautiful little piece of paradise right behind our college. We are a part of the Richland Creek Watershed and need to make sure it is protected. Come check out the library’s environmental exhibit. The library has a new book called Weeds of the South (SB612 .S85 W44 2009). We also have a lot of other books about how to take care of our home, the Earth.

Showy Evening Primrose


Rose Vervain


Red Clover


Smooth Vetch (Native to Europe) Found all over Tennessee along roadsides , fields, and waste places.


Privot Hedge (an Invasive species)


Rough Fleabane


Crown Vetch


Carolina Falsedandelion


Smooth Vetch




Yellow Goatsbeard


Indian Hemp (May-July)






Purple Coneflower (not the Tennessee Coneflower) — June







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Greenways for Nashville is proud to support Walk 100 Miles with the Mayor. Volunteers are needed to help spread the word about this healthy initiative. Please contact Alix, if you have some time to share.
If you have yet to sign up, visit www.walk100miles.com. Join your neighbors, who have logged nearly 22,000 miles.
Wed, April 13
(starts at Park entry)
5:30 p.m.
1.06 miles
Sat, April 16
(starts at Parthenon parking lot)
2:30 p.m.
3 miles
Wed, April 20
(starts at Great Circle Rd. Trailhead)
5:30 p.m.
3 miles
Sat, April 23
(starts at Whitfield Park)
10 a.m.
3 miles
Wed, April 27
(starts at Hadley Rec. Center)
5:30 p.m.
2.2 miles
Sun, May 1
(starts at Hartman Community Center)
2 p.m.
2.35 miles


Saturday, April 23, from 10:00, a.m. Greenways for Nashville will have a booth at the Nashville Earth Day Festival at Centennial Park.
Come out and celebrate!

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Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Study Enters Next Stage Public Meetings Scheduled for July 27-30 The Nashville Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will host a series of public meetings between July 27 and July 30 to report on the development of a Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Study:  A Strategic Vision for Walking and Bicycling in the Greater Nashville Region. This study relies on information gathered and priorities identified at community meetings held earlier this year and will incorporate input from the upcoming public meetings. After a presentation on the progress of the MPO report, attendees at the July meetings will have the opportunity to ask questions and to provide feedback on prioritizing needs for future bicycle and pedestrian projects. A meeting is scheduled for each county in the MPO area as follows:

• Davidson County on Monday, July 27 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at East Park Community Center, 700 Woodland Street, Nashville, 37206.

• Rutherford County on Tuesday, July 28 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Smyrna Town Centre, 100 Sam Ridley Parkway East, 37167.

• Williamson County on Tuesday, July 28 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Williamson County Public Library, 1314 Columbia Ave, Franklin, 37064.

• Wilson County on Thursday, July 30 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lebanon City Hall, 200 Castle Heights Avenue North, 37087.

• Sumner County on Thursday, July 30 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Hendersonville Public Library, 140 Saundersville Road, 37075.

The Nashville Area MPO is the regional planning organization federally established to carryout transportation planning within the greater Nashville region. The MPO policy board is comprised of local elected Mayors and County Executives and guides federal and state funding of transportation projects such as roads, bridges, sidewalks and bikeways, and transit within the greater Nashville region. Additional information on the project can be found by logging on to the MPO website. Public input is welcome – email the Project Manager.

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