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Volunteers Pull Piles Of Garbage From Nashville Streams

Volunteers Pull Piles Of Garbage From Nashville Streams

CREATED Apr 5, 2014

by Todd Walker

NASHVILLE, Tenn - Nearly 100 volunteers spent Saturday morning cleaning up 20 different streams and creeks, which lead into the Cumberland River.

The cleanup was put on by the Cumberland River Compact.

Nora Kern works with the Compact. She said since Nashville is in a river basin, everything flows downhill into the Cumberland River.

Kern said what you spill or toss out will likely get washed into a creek or stream and eventually make its way back to the Cumberland. That's the case out on Dodson Chapel Road in Hermitage.

Volunteers pulled out plenty of garbage, including several tires, plenty of bottles and construction cones.

"There was so much garbage in the stream and just stuff built up from floods... the stream is diverted and it's been flooding their property," she said.

There are plans in the works for more rehabilitation of the stream, off of Dodson Chapel Road, to hopefully fix the flooding problem.

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