Thanks to Mountain Creek Church of Christ and all of the volunteers, we have a bioswale!

Saturday, November 16 dawned beautifully and promised to be warm and sunny.  On Friday, Brooke and Lillian drove to Vonore to the amazing Overhill Nursery to pick up a big, big load of NATIVE trees, shrubs, and perennials to plant in the bioswale at Mountain Creek Church of Christ.  They brought a FULL truck to the Church!  Not only did our delightful friend and landscape architect Miko from LandStream Designs arrive to give us direction, Dan from Botanica was also on hand to help with placing plants in the right locations and teaching the volunteers.   Best of all, however, were the 45 or so volunteers that arrived to help dig, plant, spread mulch and otherwise make this all possible.  Wow!!  Even with all that help, we didn’t quite finish, so the landscapers from the church came back to finish getting the rest of the plants in the ground.  This church took a huge step toward protecting their creek from stormwater runoff by installing this bioswale! We are so proud of them!!  As Kyle, the youth minister from the church so appropriately stated, “Now I really can’t wait until Spring to see how it all looks then!” 

Caribbean Programme Director Nadia Cazaubon: Is Clear Water Clean Water?

Feb. 20, 2019 (St. Lucia) – Nadia Cazaubon is hard at work in St Lucia. She is busy directing the Caribbean arm of the organization, coordinating with the community, teaching them citizen science, and also looking to expand to new communities.

This talk is the 3rd in a series of 9 talks at the Saint Lucia Knowledge Fair. This event is organized by The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

So what’s the answer? Listen to the talk and find out from Nadia herself! 😉

Visit the Gear Closet for Small Business Saturday!

Small Business Saturday is tomorrow, November 25th!  Since the Gear Closet provides funds for our clean water projects, it’s a great way to save money and help support kids and communities working to protect our water!  We appreciate you!! Read more

Celebrate Stringers Branch

Celebrate Stringers Branch

Come join us in the second special event of our new watershed group, Friends of Red Bank Streams!  Learn about the life of the creek as well as why it is posted “do not touch”….and why the critters ignore that!  Join our watershed group in finding ways to continue to improve and restore Stringers Branch. Read more

World Water Day salute!

Water.  We all require it for life.  We all need CLEAN water and LOTS of it!  Caribbean SEA and TenneSEA work at the grassroots level to empower kids and their communities to get clean water.  The Flint, Michigan water disaster was a wake up call for many to realize that you cannot take your water for granted.  The changing precipitation patterns throughout the Caribbean have led to water scarcity or tremendous flooding events.  Atlanta, Georgia faces water shortages not just because of increases in water use, but also because of changing precipitation patterns.  We CANNOT take our water for granted.

Today, we salute three water champions : Valerie Constantin-Regis, Naomi Abraham Moon, and Randal Hale. Read more

Save Water, Drink Wine 2017 was FABULOUS!

Thanks for the great welcome back!  Save Water, Drink Wine was so fabulous this year!!! Many thanks to our SPONSORS and VOLUNTEERS and EVERYONE WHO CAME for making this our best year yet! Our organizing committee went above and beyond to make it a smashing success.  Cindy Webster, Patrick Emmanuel and Matt Ryan started things […]

A day in Dominica….

Being in the Caribbean in February is usually a reason for envy, but this time the temperatures in Tennessee felt so springlike, it was actually difficult to leave the States!  These first pictures are from Dominica, the Nature Island, where rainforests cover much of the interior and the rainforests of the sea are vibrant and alive….except when they aren’t..  Nearly two years ago, Tropical Storm Erika dumped something like 27 inches of rain on the island in ten hours causing massive flooding and river erosion.  That sediment from the rivers is still heading out to the reefs near Coulibistrie, where my friend Izzy showed me the new deltas that have formed and the small, winding, tree covered streams which are now wide river beds devoid of trees.  Our plan is to evaluate the reefs and work on stream bank stabilization so maybe, just maybe, we can save these reefs.  We will need lots of help. Read more

Protect Mountain Creek Urban Wildlife Sanctuary and Outdoor Education Hot Spot

Giving Tuesday is coming!

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More about Save Water, Drink Wine

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Read more about Save Water, Drink Wine and how it helps our streams in this Mountain Mirror article.