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Rotary to remove trash from Little Harpeth Saturday

The Rotary Club of Brentwood is organizing the eighth Annual Harpeth River Cleanup Saturday, Jan. 26. The group is searching for civic organizations, businesses, neighborhoods, and individuals to volunteer to clean portions of the Little Harpeth throughout Brentwood.

Groups will meet at the Williamson County Indoor Sports Complex to register, at 9 a.m. Trash bags, safety vests and trash removal gear will be provided by Keep Williamson Beautiful 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 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,” said Skip Heibert, chairman of Rotary’s Environmental Projects Committee. “Members of our Rotary Club have been concerned about the health of the Little Harpeth River, so we decided to orchestrate this effort for a eighth year to clean its banks. Last year we had to cancel the event due to weather so we expect to encounter more trash than usual this year. This service project has a direct benefit to all Brentwood citizens as well as our neighbors downstream.”

Interested volunteers should contact Heibert at 615-812-0190.

Posted on: 1/22/2013


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