TDEC to Host Nonconnah Creek Watershed Meeting

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 | 09:16 am

MEMPHIS –The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation invites residents to attend the Nonconnah Creek Watershed stakeholder meeting on Tuesday, April 22. The meeting will give residents a chance to see what is being done in the Nonconnah Watershed to protect and/or improve water quality.

The event will be held in an open house format, giving residents an opportunity to learn about the activities that are happening in the watershed and find out how they can be involved. Several groups will have displays, quick-fire presentations and hands-on exhibits.

 

WHO:              Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

 

WHAT:            Nonconnah Creek Watershed Stakeholder Meeting

 

WHEN:           Tuesday, April 22 at 5 p.m.

 

WHERE:         Fisher Arnold Office

                       9180 Crestwyn Hills Drive in Memphis

 

The Tennessee portion of the Nonconnah Creek Watershed has 184 square miles in Shelby and Fayette counties. A watershed is a land area that ultimately drains into a particular watercourse or body of water. Everyone lives in a watershed. A healthy watershed is very important as it can help sustain the designated uses for that body of water, which vary from recreation to drinking water to supporting a healthy fishery. Watersheds do not adhere to manmade boundaries, so residents from various counties share the important responsibility of protecting and improving their water resources in the watershed.

For additional information about this watershed meeting, please contact Joellyn Brazile at (901) 371-3025 or Joellyn.Brazile@tn.gov.    

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