When early pioneers first encountered Nashville's bountiful creeks and streams they encountered breathtaking beauty and resource richness that inspired them to stay here. This Meetup will introduce you to and get you engaged in "hands-on" renewal techniques of urban streams and forests in the field that seek to recapture the richness that is Nashville. The Institute for Sustainable Practice is sponsoring a series of community workday/workshops beginning on Dec. 3rd to restore West Fork of Brown's Creek to give landowners and citizen's the planning, plant selection, basic engineering, and beautification skills that add property value, beauty, wildlife observation, and recreation to our local landscape. The workshops will culminate in a Nashville "creek lands" design conference in March 2017 to assemble technical and beautification expertise and citizen involvement for 2018. On Dec. 3, come dressed in field attire and work shoes that you don't mind getting dirty. We'll provide gloves and tools to introduce you to basic skills and techniques. Let's begin the Christmas season with a local gift that grows and makes Nashville's and Davidson County's creeks and streams breathtaking and rich again.