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Volunteers needed Jan. 30 for Harpeth River Cleanup in Brentwood

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Harpeth River Cleanup

The annual Harpeth River Cleanup in Brentwood is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30.

The Rotary Club of Brentwood is organizing the 14th annual Harpeth River Cleanup for Saturday, Jan. 30. 

The Rotary is searching for civic groups, businesses, neighborhoods or other citizens to volunteer to clean portions of the Little Harpeth, which flows 10 miles through Brentwood. Social distancing and masks are mandatory.

The river has been divided into manageable sections to clean by the Rotary’s Environmental Projects Committee. Groups will meet outside of the meeting rooms of the John P. Holt Brentwood Library to register for the cleanup at 9 a.m. on Jan. 30.

Trash bags, safety vests and trash removal gear will be provided, and volunteers will have the rest of the day to remove debris and collect unwanted trash along the shoreline. Rotarians will be on hand to aid 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,” said Patrick Wright, the Rotary’s Environmental Projects Committee chair. “Members of our Rotary Club have been concerned about the health of the Little Harpeth River, so we decided to orchestrate this effort again this year to clean its banks. Last year, we removed over 120 bags of trash from our stretch of the river. This service project had a direct benefit to all Brentwood citizens.”

To learn more about the Rotary Club of Brentwood, visit https://portal.clubrunner.ca/5542/

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