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SUPPORT LRWA WHILE YOU SHOP AT KROGER!
Want an easy way to help LRWA? We are now enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards? Program! All you have to do is register your Plus Card online here using LRWA's number 93896 . E very time you shop and use your Plus Card, you'll earn rewards for LRWA! 
 
We appreciate Kroger's commitment to help nonprofit organizations like LRWA grow and prosper!
UPCOMING EVENTS 
Stream Monitoring Training 
Thursday, May 7th

Stream School for Kids - Saturday, June 6th

Ride for the River - Saturday, June 13th 

Parks and Rec Summer Stream School - June 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Earth Day E-Cycle
Saturday, April 18th
9am-2pm 
Little River Trading Co.
 
While you're doing your Spring Cleaning, set all of your old electronics aside and bring them in to e-cycle, you'll feel great keeping them out of our landfills.
More info here

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
LRWA could use a few hours of your time. We need volunteers to help with light office work (filing, database entry and record keeping), social media and website updates, and minor computer maintenance and repairs. Just a few hours of your time would be very helpful. We also need more volunteers to participate in our Stream Monitoring Program. If you are interested or want to know more, give us a shout out here.
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Little River Watershed Association is a member of Community Shares.  

Giving at Work. Giving that Works! 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Earth Matters Month
Blount County Public Library

Come check out our display at the library! We've included the latest draft of our Blueway Map, which will be available to the public soon! There are also pictures from our Stream School for Kids and informational posters about our upcoming events. Our display will be in the lobby of the library until April 14th. 

Interested in supporting our Blueway Map or spring events? Check out our website!


Stream School for Kids
Blount County Parks and Recreation
April 13th, 20th, 27th and May 4th (Rain date May 11th)
Greenbelt Amphitheater
4-5:30PM
FREE!!

LRWA is teaming up with Parks and Rec to bring you a modified Stream School after school series in April!  Stream  School is  a  fun way to learn about  stream  health and water quality. This watershed program is based on STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) concepts and will incorporate environmental, chemical and aquatic sciences and stream flow mathematics.  We'll measure river flow, identify macroinvertebrates, and run chemical tests. 

To register for the 4-week program, visit the Parks and Rec website. Space is limited! 

Email caitlin.hoy@littleriverwatershed.org with any questions.

Spring Stream Cleaning
Saturday, April 25th 
9am-12pm

Come join us for our annual Spring river cleanup and volunteer appreciation event! Pick up a "clean up in a box" during the month of April and choose any area in our adopted sections at your convenience! We'll provide gloves and bags.  Contact caitlin.hoy@littleriverwatershed.org for supply pick up. 

And/Or, join us on Saturday, April 25th at 9am for a community-wide cleanup and volunteer appreciation event! Any individuals who have volunteered to pick up debris in the month of April are welcomed to enjoy a light breakfast and music by Pistol Creek Catch of the Day. All volunteers will also receive a tshirt! We'll also help individuals interested in boating identify sections that need to be cleaned. 

After you've finished, take a picture of your group and your collected trash and send it to us at snaildarter@littleriverwatershed.org, or upload it to Instagram and tag @LittleRiverWatershed and #LRWASpringCleaning. You could win a prize!

For our Walland adopt-a-stream location:

Clean anywhere along Old Walland Hwy and 321 between Coulters Bridge and Kinzel Springs Bridge.

 

For our Alcoa adopt-a-stream location:

Clean along the Alcoa Greenway between mile 0 and 1.5.

 

Check our website for more information and the link to our online waiver