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Franklin Rain Garden Planting

May 11 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Join the Cumberland River Compact for a special rain garden restoration project at Pinkerton Park in Franklin! The 350-square-foot rain garden will collect and clean rainwater before it runs into the Harpeth River, a major tributary of the Cumberland River. Annual maintenance will ensure that the rain garden will flourish and remain functional for years to come. A single rain garden can capture and filter 10,000 gallons of stormwater each year which helps to keep our waterways healthy!

Since 2009, The Compact has worked with a network of trusted engineers, landscape architects, and nurseries to assist in planting over 500 rain gardens in Middle Tennessee. We are excited to be partnering with the City of Franklin on this project. By volunteering to participate in this planting event, you play an active role in improving the health of a river that flows through a beautiful Franklin Park!

As Middle Tennessee continues to grow, so does the need to protect our waterways.  Excess sediment, nutrients (such as fertilizers), and habitat alteration impair the natural functioning of creeks and streams. By including green infrastructure features, such as this rain garden, healthy waterways can co-exist with increased development.

Volunteers will assist with weeding and planting new plants in the rain garden. Bring a water bottle and wear clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty. The Compact will provide all the tools and supplies for the project. Registration is required on VolunteerHub. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Venue

Tinkerbell Payground at Pinkerton Park
405 Murfreesboro Rd
Franklin, 37064 United States
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