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Clarksville Prairie Restoration

April 27 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Free

Calling all lovers of gardening! Volunteer with the Cumberland River Compact to plant a Pocket Prairie in Clarksville. Middle Tennessee is experiencing rapid growth and where population growth occurs, an increase in manmade, impervious surfaces is sure to follow. As we gain impervious surfaces, we are actively losing essential water-absorbing surfaces for clean water and aquatic habitat. More specifically to our planting location, sediment, nutrients, and habitat alteration are currently impairing the West Fork Red River. The 5,000 square foot Pocket Prairie we’ll be planting will be filled with native plants that are well suited for slowing down and cleaning stormwater draining from the adjacent impervious parking lot. 

By participating in this event, you play an active role in improving the health of the West Fork Red River, a 100-mile-long tributary of the Cumberland River Basin. We are thrilled to partner with Clarksville Parks and Recreation on this project to protect the river! The event involves removing turf grass, planting native grass and flowers, and mulching. Bring a water bottle and lunch and wear clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty! The Compact will provide all tools and supplies for the project. Registration is required on VolunteerHub. We look forward to seeing you there!

Register Here (9am-12pm)

Are you a Davidson County resident who can’t make it to Clarksville but are interested in planting your own Pocket Prairie? The Cumberland River Compact is thrilled to lead Nashville in an effort to “rewild” residential yards by planting rain gardens and native lawns to improve water quality. Many of our common water quality issues start at home and you can make an impact by rewilding your yard! Click here to request an at-home consultation to help you determine the best strategy to improve your yard.

Details

Date:
April 27
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://cumberlandrivercompact.volunteerhub.com/vv2/event/b0bf0b39-e98b-4dff-a7af-0b31c34d8bc6

Venue

Pollard Road Trailhead, 1101 Pollard Rd, Clarksville, TN 37042

Organizer

Cumberland River Compact