New Meetup: Picinic & Tour New Sevenmile Creek Greenway and Natural Stormwater Features

From: Dodd G.
Sent on: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 4:52 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Nashville Sustainability Events Group!

What: Picinic & Tour New Sevenmile Creek Greenway and Natural Stormwater Features

When: August 23,[masked]:30 PM

Where:
Ellington Agricultural Center
401 Hogan Road Marchant Drive Large Parking Lot
Nashville, TN 37220

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2009 at 3:30 PM

The Main Entrance is at 440 Hogan Road. When you arrive at the Hogan/Marchant intersection, turn right on Marchant Drive and proceed to the top of the hill and look to your right in the large parking area for our group.

Bring:

- Comfortable clothing and shoes (shorts and hiking shoes recommended) for an approximately 2.0 mile round trip hike.
- Picnic Supper
- Blanket(s) or Lawn chair(s)
- Guitar or other instrument if you want to play along

3:30 PM TOUR:
We'll meet in the large parking lot on the hill above the Agricultural Museum off Marchant Drive (south side of Marchant on a small rise). We'll walk through a beautiful woodland trail down to the brand new Seven Mile Creek Greenway, metro's newest addition, and discuss the sustainable management of Sevenmile Creek. Then, we'll tour sustainable stormwater practices and see some of the first natural drainage stormwater practices installed in Tennessee. We'll discuss natural water management for your home including rain barrells and native plantings.

6:00 PM PICNIC:
Bring a blanket, lawn chairs and your "dinner on the ground" and we'll meet under the shade trees at Ellington Agricultural Center in the Crieve Hall Community for a picnic dinner to get acquainted. Leave when you are ready. Go to this link and look for the "directions" and "more information" links at the bottom of the page:Sustainability at Ellington Ag Center

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/Nashville-Sustainability-Events-Group/calendar/10935787/

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