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August 2020

Notes on Nature: Student Writing Competition

August 10 - September 30

The Cumberland River Compact and SLANT (Student Literary Artists of Nashville, TN) are excited to partner to bring you an opportunity to create and submit a piece of original nature writing! This unique partnership highlights the value the natural world and writing have to each other.  We have put together four nature investigations and writing prompts that encourage you to get outside, explore, and get inspired. You can choose as many or as few of the prompts as you would…

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September 2020

Clean Streams Initiative Fundraiser

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - October 5 @ 11:00 am
Cumberland River Compact, 2 Victory Ave, Ste 300
Nashville, TN 37213 US
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Help us host more stream cleanups! We are trying to raise $6,000 for our Clean Streams Initiative to reach more communities in the basin with litter prevention education and cleanup resources and events. If you want to directly support our stream cleanups, please donate through the link in the event description. Cumberland Kayak will be matching up to $1000 to any donations made from now till October 16th. A long time partner, Cumberland Kayak is dedicated to cleaning up our…

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October 2020

Your Neighborhood’s Tree Canopy: Benefits and Action Steps

October 1 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

What kinds of benefits, both for human and environmental health, do trees bring to neighborhoods? How can you increase your neighborhood's tree canopy? Join us for a casual conversation with Root Nashville, Nashville's citywide tree-planting campaign, to discuss the importance of green neighborhoods and what action steps you can take to get trees planted in your own neck of the woods. Special Guest: Meg Morgan (Root Nashville). Join us for these 45-minute online networking sessions designed to connect you with…

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Halloween Costume Paddle Fundraiser

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

We're closing out paddle season with Cumberland Kayak on Saturday, October 3rd with a Halloween twist! Paddlers are encouraged to show off their costumes (and pet costumes!) on the water...and there will be prizes! Even better - proceeds from your rentals will support the Cumberland River Compact's effort to raise money to support our Clean Streams Initiative! Tickets are available for the following times: 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, and 1 pm. For each shift, there are just 10…

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STEAM Festival Virtual Student Nature Writing Workshop

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Cumberland River Compact and SLANT (Student Literary Artists of Nashville, Tennessee) for a FREE, virtual 1-hour workshop on nature writing for 6th-12th grade students. In this workshop, you will discover the forms that nature writing can take, hone your observation skills, think creatively, and share your writing with other students. REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Time: 2-3pm CST Date: October 10th Where: This workshop is virtual. Zoom information will be sent by email the week of the event. REGISTER HERE: https://crc.kindful.com/register/student-nature-writing-workshop-2020’…

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