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Cumberland River Compact

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February 2018

Environmental Impacts of Urban Agriculture

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cumberland River Compact, 2 Victory Ave, Ste 300
Nashville, TN 37213 United States

The Nashville Food Project brings people together to grow, cook and share nourishing food, with the goals of cultivating community and alleviating hunger in Nashville. Join Garden Director Lauren Bailey to learn about their innovative urban agriculture in the city and the environmental impacts of their work. Photo: Nashville Food Project

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Adopt-A-Stream Party!

February 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cumberland River Compact, 2 Victory Ave, Ste 300
Nashville, TN 37213 United States

The Compact proudly manages the Metro Adopt-A-Stream program alongside our Basin-wide Adopt-A-Stream program, and both provide exciting opportunities to connect with a local creek, get your hands dirty, and learn good stewardship practices along the way! On February 22nd, we are going to celebrate all the incredible work our adopters did in 2017! Featured adopters will share their stories about why they've adopted and what has helped them succeed. We'll introduce you to new elements of the program and new…

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March 2018

Invasive Plants in Riparian Zones

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cumberland River Compact, 2 Victory Ave, Ste 300
Nashville, TN 37213 United States

Exotic invasive plants can occur throughout natural areas, often outcompeting native plants and causing problems for wildlife and humans alike. Proper identification and removal of these invaders is key to keeping Tennessee’s lands and waterways beautiful and environmentally healthy. Come hear from Kitty McCracken about how to identify and control common invasive species. Photo: By Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org CC BY 3.0

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Weed Wrangle on the Cumberland River Greenway

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

Cumberland River Compact, Socket: Nashville’s Sustainability Outlet, and Greenways for Nashville need your help on the Cumberland River Greenway. Join us for a day of pulling out invasive plants. Come out to make a difference in our biodiversity and have fun! Please wear long pants, sturdy shoes, and bring loppers or pruners if you have them. **You MUST register to attend this event, so we have an accurate headcount of volunteers! Register here: https://www.hon.org/opportunity/a0C1H00000xTok6

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Talking Trees, People and Nashville: Urban Forestry in the City

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cumberland River Compact, 2 Victory Ave, Ste 300
Nashville, TN 37213 United States

Urban trees have been scientifically proven to provide many ecosystem services. Alongside their aesthetic charm, trees reduce stormwater runoff and maintenance costs, improve air and water quality, and offer many social and economic benefits. Join us for this panel discussion to examine urban and community forestry management, education, research and outreach efforts in Nashville. With Dr. De'Etra Young, Assistant Professor at Tennessee State University Photo: Jon Akhtar CC BY 3.0

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Healthy Farms, Healthy Rivers Symposium

March 9 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cumberland River Compact, 2 Victory Ave, Ste 300
Nashville, TN 37213 United States

Save the Date for our "Healthy Farms, Healthy Rivers Symposium" On Friday, March 9th the Compact will be hosting a FREE one day event gathering people from around the Middle-Tennessee agricultural community to discuss how our Tennessee farms are connected to our rivers and streams, and how landowners can promote activities that are mutually beneficial for both their farms and their waters! If you are conventional farmer, organic farmer, new farmer, or other landowner, work at a farmer’s market, or…

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Nashville’s Mass Transit Plan: Is It Good for the Environment?

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cumberland River Compact, 2 Victory Ave, Ste 300
Nashville, TN 37213 United States

Join a panel of speakers from Southern Environmental Law Center, Cumberland Region Tomorrow, and Cumberland River Compact about the environmental and sustainability implications of the proposed Nashville Mass Transit plan

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