The Cumberland River Compact and Metro Water are working together to oversee the planting of 10,000 trees and build 300 rain gardens. This joint project will reduce storm water run off and improve water quality. Most importantly, the citizens of Nashville will become stewards of their waterways.Read More
News and Stories
Since 2013, the Mill Creek Watershed Association has planted 1,007 trees along the stream banks, engaging 164 volunteers and completing 359 volunteer hours. Thanks to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry's Riparian Buffer Program grant, MCWA has been able to plant hundreds of trees in the watershed.Read More
Project leaders are organizing the Mill Creek Watershed Association for individuals interested in preserving the area. Restoration efforts include community-driven cleanups of Mill Creek and stenciling “No Dumping” signs on the more than 8,000 storm drains in the watershed.Read More
The Nashville crayfish (Orconectes shoupi) remains the signature species for the Mill Creek watershed, the only place in the world where this species resides. The Nashville Crayfish is listed as an endangered species by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Its preferred habitat includes free-flowing waters dominated by large slab rocks atop a bedrock substrate.Read More
Pollution Prevention Starts with YOU!
Non-point source pollutants enter the streams through runoff from rain. These pollutants reflect the way we live and can be eliminated by your help! It’s easy!Read More