The Water Quality Forum is a coalition of diverse partners including municipalities, utilities, non-profit organizations and businesses working together to keep our waters in East Tennessee clean.
The Water Quality Forum aims to provide resources for those interested in learning more about improving our water quality in the greater Knoxville area through education, volunteer opportunities and events.
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The newest component of the Water Quality Forum’s Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) is Public Property Grants up to $1,500 for projects to be done on public property (e.g. schools, libraries, town halls) Funding is available for rain gardens, grass swales, riparian enhancements, streambank restoration and other best management practices that have a demonstrated benefit to water quality.
Parci Gibson (Knox County), John Shubzda (City of Knoxville) and Jason Scott (Town of Farragut) gave a presentation on the award winning Rainy Day Brush-Off artistic rain barrel program to groups around the county on September 14th 2011. Below is a link to a pdf of the slideshow with presentation notes. Thank you to everyone who tuned in.