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Environmental Science Students Adopt Richland Creek Cleanup

RichlandOn Sat., Oct. 25, a group of environmental science students, along with Belmont Biology Professor Dr. Darlene Panvini hosted a Richland Creek cleanup for their service learning project.

The cleanup day was part of a project started by environmental science students last year. Five students adopted a section of Richland Creek through Nashville Metro Water Service’s Adopt-A-Stream program. It requires a two-year commitment and at least one stream cleanup per year and the stenciling of storm drains leading to the adopted stream segment. Metro Water Services provides a sign acknowledging the adopting group and stream. Belmont’s official sign is posted at England Park between the walking trail and Richland Creek.