We’d like to thank Nashville’s Fox 17 News for covering our recent creek cleanup. You can watch the video here.
This year volunteers cleaned up Richland Creek from England Park, upstream to Charlotte Pike; and a bit on the Neighborly Branch behind Las Palmas on Charlotte Pike. There were 52 volunteers helping, from the Great Outdoors University program (Franktown Open Hearts) and members that removed a ton of debris.
One young Open Hearts volunteer had a chance to hold his first salamander his coordinator found in the Neighborly Branch, which confirms our find during the 2013 Amphibian Monitoring project—Neighborly Branch is a breeding habitat for the Northern Dusky Salamander.
After we were done, volunteers gathered back at England Park for pizza and popsicles, and Franktown Open Hearts kids threw around a football they found in the Creek. It was a perfect day with lots of community fun!