GRANVILLE– Wildwood Resort and Marina’s early spring Adopt-a-Stream Riverbank Clean-up and Open House is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 11a.m. – 3 p.m. Volunteers should come prepared for a workday along the shoreline, wearing heavy boots and work gloves, if possible.
The Adopt-a-Stream program is sponsored by the Cumberland River Compact of Middle Tennessee. Program members organize trash pick-ups, river access projects, and educational events to benefit local communities and the health of the regional waterways, which are connected. For the past three years, Wildwood Resort and Marina has adopted a one-mile stretch of the Cumberland River between Indian Creek and Martin’s Creek on Cumberland River at Cordell Hull Lake as a part of this program. Detailed information on the Adopt-a-Stream program Middle Tennessee, the health of our local rivers and streams, and how you can get involved can be found at the regional CRC Adopt-a-Stream website (http://cumberlandriverbasin.org/).
The first annual Wildwood Resort and Marina Adopt-a-Stream shore cleanup and open house was held in February 2018. Since then, 150 volunteers and team members have collected over 200 bags of garbage along the Cumberland River shoreline adjacent to the town of historic Granville. In 2019, the Cumberland River Compact awarded the Wildwood Community first prize for attracting the highest number of volunteers in the region, and earlier this year, they were awarded first prize for the most garbage retrieved in the previous year.
Hot sandwiches and a beverage will be offered to volunteers who register by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for the river clean-up. Past clean-ups have featured talks by Jed Grubbs of the Cumberland River Compact and by Marge Davis of the grassroots organization “TennCan” (www.tnbottlebill.org), all focused on the quality of the recreational waters we enjoy and what we can do to protect them. This year limited tours of the newly constructed resort facilities will be offered to participating volunteers.