Brentwood Rotary Organizing Little Harpeth Cleanup

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The Little Harpeth River winds through the City of Brentwood for more than 10 miles. The Brentwood Noon Rotary Club is organizing the 14th Annual Little Harpeth River Cleanup on Saturday, January 26, 2019, and they need they’re looking for community volunteers.

Rotary is searching for civic groups, businesses, neighborhood HOAs, or other interested citizens to help them clean portions of the Little Harpeth as it flows through Brentwood.

The Environmental Projects Committee of the Rotary Club has divided the river into 12 manageable sections. Groups will meet at the Brentwood Library (on the corner of Concord Road and Knox Valley Drive) at 8:15 a.m. to register for the cleanup that will begin at 9:00 a.m. A light breakfast will be provided. Trash bags, safety vests and trash removal gear will be provided by Keep Williamson Beautiful, and volunteers will have the rest of the morning and early afternoon to remove debris and collect unwanted trash along the river banks. Rotarians will be on hand to provide assistance and dispose of the trash at the end of the cleanup.

The Little Harpeth River has been an integral part of Brentwood since Native Americans settled around it thousands of years ago. Members of our Rotary Club have been concerned about the health of the Little Harpeth River, so they decided to orchestrate this effort in 2006 and have been doing it each year since. This service project has a direct benefit to all Brentwood citizens as well as our neighbors downstream.

Interested volunteers should contact Patrick Wright at [email protected]