The MTSU Stormwater Program is offering two upcoming opportunities for students to volunteer their time to help protect the water supplies on campus and in the surrounding community.
A campus cleanup is set from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, near the detention ponds along Rutherford Boulevard on the east side of campus. Participating students are advised to wear old shoes/boots with socks and long pants.
Students are asked to gather at the Rutherford parking lot across from Greek Row and should look for a tent and volunteer signs in the parking lot. Volunteers will be cleaning up the grassy areas around the detention ponds that collect the campus’ stormwater runoff.
The next day, on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m., a cleanup will take place at the spring beside the Oaklands Historic House, 900 N. Maney Ave. in Murfreesboro.
Volunteers should wear waterproof boots or waders, old shoes/boots with socks, long pants and long-sleeved shirts. Organizers will have waders available for volunteers. The cleanup will require volunteers to get in the water to remove trash and debris in some cases.
The rain date for that event is 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29.
The MTSU Stormwater Program strives to raise awareness about the importance of water quality and to reduce the amount of pollutants that flow into the water supply through runoff.
For more information or questions about these events, contact Amanda Sherlin with the MTSU Stormwater Program at 615-904-8575, by email at Amanda.Sherlin@mtsu.edu or visit the website www.mtsu.edu/stormwater.
— Jimmy Hart (email@example.com)