Beginning in 1995, the Water Quality Forum partnered with the Community Action Committee, or CAC, to sponsor members of their AmeriCorps Program. The Forum sponsored a Water Quality Team focused on watershed education. In 2009, the Knox County Stormwater program stepped up to become the sponsor of the Water Quality Team.

Since 2017, the Water Quality Forum has hosted one AmeriCorps member who collaborates with members from stormwater programs in Knox County, Oak Ridge, Farragut and Lenoir City, as well as the Knox County Soil and Water Conservation District.

In return for the Forum’s support and leadership, AmeriCorps members have energetically and creatively helped the Forum accomplish its mission. In short, the members have been and continue to be true to the AmeriCorps motto: getting things done!


Learn More About The Past Teams

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Americorps In The News

The Daily Times: August 1998

Bringing Science to Life in a Living Classroom
Students and Environment win with Adopt-a-Watershed

Farragut Press

Farragut Students test Turkey Creek’s Health
Volunteers tackle Beaver Creek trash
Greenway is open

February 20, 2006

Teachers study watershed needs
Gone fishin’!

Dr. Bob talks swamp with HMS students at library
Beaver Creek watershed gets 3,000 trees
Halls shopper News
Tree planting along Beaver Creek
250 trees planted along creek as part of class service project
Ecology students rescue two trapped snakes from doom

Area teachers Adopt-A-Watershed program recognized
Walking the greenway
Halls students get environmentally friendly
Kids in the Creek in Karns/Daniel Horne highlights soil conservation at BCWA
PHS students clean up outdoor classroom site
Area teachers train for Adopt-A-Watershed
Creek conservation effort
Blooming orchids and sprouting onions
Down and dirty with creek clean-up
Knox County wants recreation land swap
Outdoor classroom gets a trim
Students find chlorine in Beaver Creek
Students speak at Beaver Creek Watershed meeting

Stream innovation and electricity futures
Spring moves students outdoors
Developer helps stop the dirt
Ijams makes a splash with Waterfest
Kids in the Creek hits Gibbs
Butts Begone!
The butts are gone!
Outdoor classroom for the birds
B&P buys lunch for AmeriCorps volunteers 
AmeriCorps decal storm drains
Beaver Creek can bring bucks
Ruritan gets Beaver Creek thank you
Eyesore no more (Beaver Creek)
Powell Outdoor Classroom Invasive Removal

The great outdoors
Coming to a creek near you – adults!
Here today, global tomorrow
Powell Middle Students Teach Adults In The Creek
St. Luke, Knoxville. (Creek Cleanup)

EarthFest takes small steps for a greener earth
Subcontractors learn about erosion control
A Big Red barbecue

Powell High art class leaves a long term message to remind visitors of the environment
Students raise awareness for Gibbs Nature Trail
Lake Sturgeon come home again
Lake Sturgeon come home again 2
Accomplishments of the Beaver Creek Watershed Association
Hallsdale-Powell Utility District
Learning from the Land: Dr. Bob Collier
Learning from the Land: Dr. Bob Collier 2