Dimensions: 42.5”H x 22”W x 18”L
Normal Retail Price $119.00
Rain Barrel Sale presented to you by:
1. Protect our rivers, streams, and ponds from runoff pollution
2. Divert water from the municipal storm drain system
3. Conserve this vital natural resource and reduce your water bills
4. Control moisture levels around the foundation of your home
5. Use the nitrogen-rich rain water to grow healthy and lush plants
Contact our partner, RainWater Solutions. They’re happy to help!]]>
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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Pet Waste Survey
It’s your “doodie!”
from the VA Dept. of Conservation
This year’s WaterFest celebration will be held on May 3, 2013.
WaterFest is an annual festival designed to educate youth about the many values of water. It was initiated in 1995 by the Water Quality Forum (WQF) and has grown into an event with hundreds of elementary school children attending from across Knox County and surrounding counties. Ijams Nature Center hosts and coordinates this spring-time event that is planned by forum partners throughout the year. It is designed to be fast-paced, engaging, educational, entertaining and just plain fun for the students.
On the day of this event, WQF partners come together to make WaterFest happen. The CAC AmeriCorps Team take the lead in conducting games, arts and crafts and model-building activities with the students. Story-tellers and musicians engage students in audience participation performances and forum partners run informational/demonstration booths. Local high school and university students provide great volunteer support. And it certainly would not be WaterFest without teachers, principals, and WQF partners all taking their turns in the dunking booth!
A Poetry and Art Contest is open to students in grades K – 12. This year’s theme is Fish Tales and Stream Stories.
For more information please call Peg Beute at (865) 577-4717 ext 124.]]>
November 17th at the West Town Mall from 10am-2pm
Residents will be able to bring in old or unwanted documents to be confidentially shredded and recycled by Goodwill. There is no limit to how many documents residents can bring, and this may include items such as old tax documents, billing statements, receipts or any other paper document that needs secure disposal. All documents will be securely transported the shredding facility. Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union will be on hand to provide free information on how long old documents should be kept and when it is appropriate to dispose of them.
Other events happening on site at America Recycles Day include: a Unwanted Unused Medication Collection event to be held by the Knoxville Police Department, a Used Mercury Thermometer Exchange for a digital one by the City Solid Waste Office, residents can take the ARD pledge to recycle during the coming year to be registered to win one of 10 Can Crushers to be given away by the Knox County Solid Waste Office. The Knoxville Recycling Coalition and Alcoa will be giving away in home recycling bins while they last. Keep Tennessee Beautiful and Keep Blount Beautiful will be set up to take your questions about volunteer work and keeping our communities clean. Waste Connections will be available to discuss curbside recycling and Recycle Bank. Water Quality Forum, City of Knoxville Stormwater, Knox County Stormwater and the Ameri-corps Water Quality Team will be at this event to promote ways to protect our water supply at this event. The purpose of this event is to collect used and unused medications from those living in Knox County. All the paper and plastic containers will be separated and and recycled and the medications are incinerated once they have been weighed. This is a great opportunity to make sure that our unwanted medication stays out of the water supply!
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.
Applications are accepted from October 1st to December 15th. Applications will be competitively reviewed in early January with applicant’s being notified by the end of January as to whether they did or did not receive funding.Grant recipients must be willing to complete their project within 12 months and provide an overview of it at a Water Quality Forum meeting. Extensions may be sought under certain circumstances.
To apply for an ESP, Public Property Grant CLICK HERE, fill out the form, and return it to Peg Beute at the noted address.
Disclaimer: Please note that applicants are responsible for complying with all applicable state, federal and local laws, permitting processes and safety measures to include, but not limited to, aquatic resource alteration permit (ARAP), notice of coverage (NOC), utility delineation/marking, Tennessee One-Call (811), etc. Failure to demonstrate adequate attention to these details may result in funding not being granted to a project. Documentation of a Tennessee One-Call for all projects involving digging, planting and/or land disturbance should be included.]]>
benefitting Morris Animal Foundation
Fort Louden Lake Association]]>