Volunteers targeted trash along roads, trails, and public spaces in a three hour sweep of this amazing neighborhood in Gallatin. Twenty four dedicated citizens battled intermittent showers while removing 1,220 lbs of trash. Way to go!
Arbor Day Tree Planting
In an effort to reclaim a previously closed park, the Rotary Club in together with the City of Gallatin and local residents teamed up to plant 700 trees in Liberty Branch Park. Volunteers of all ages were trained on how to properly plant a tree so it will survive. Trees native to the area were selected including Northern Red Oak, Blackgum, Persimmon, and Overcup trees.
100 volunteers assembled at these two sites to tackle trash in and around the shoreline. A number of young volunteers were present including Pope John Paul’s Hockey Team, Scouts Pack 425 and Pack 426, and Vena Stuart Student Council. On foot and on Kayaks, volunteers swept the area and captured more than 3,000 pounds of trash. Servpro and Rogers Group were sponsors of the event.
Clean Our Streams & Shorelines Event
The City of Gallatin Public Works, Parks, and Engineering Departments, in collaboration with Keep America Beautiful and Keep Tennessee Beautiful, held three volunteer events to clean shorelines and waterways, remove litter and debris, reduce waste, and improve recycling. City and County employees lead the cleanups during the workweek at Lock 4 and Triple Creek / Town Creek Greenway, and local volunteers were the driving force on the third event at Lower Station Camp Creek.