We all play a role in the many functions of the watershed we live in. The health of our waterway depends on how we use the land of our watershed. Collective action is necessary for a watershed to have a healthy waterway and ecosystem. The only way to achieve this goal is to preserve the watershed’s purpose and functions. We are the answer!
From the beginning, when we ask people “what is a watershed?”, the most common answer we receive is “I don’t know.” Everyone lives in a watershed, and every property is part of it. For that reason, each person living in a watershed has a stake, and can benefit when it’s functioning. Currently, Nashville is dealing with vast urban growth, and as result, stormwater issues are growing too. The good news is, when stakeholders understand a watershed’s functions, they are able to work towards resolving stormwater issues, and benefiting from clean water and a healthy ecosystem to reside in.
The WE story, in its entirety, will be accessible online in the future, but we are offering presentations to the public until then. Sign up for our eNews to stay updated on dates and venues. The next WE presentation will be at our Annual Gathering 2019, details to be announced soon.
In the meantime, check out the Richland Creek Soils Map, one of several we’ve created for the WE story. This map is interactive! Click to get more information on the various soil types in our watershed. To get the full USDA description, download this pdf. Get the Dirt on Soil has more information about soil too.