December News from the Little River Watershed Association


News from the LIttle River Watershed Association

December 2012



Alcoa GreenwayBridge We’d like to help spread the word about a Greenway information meeting taking place this Thursday December 6that the Blount County library. Participants will have a chance to provide input on the future greenway plans for this area and to learn more about the benefits these connected trail systems provide for our community.The meeting will be held from 5-7 PM, December 6th at the Blount County Public Library, Sharon Lawson Room, 508 North Cusick Street, Maryville. This information session is sponsored by Plan East Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountain Greenway Council and the Knoxville Regional TPO.

See our website link here to learn more about the meeting on the 6th, or click here to learn more about Great Smoky Mountain Greenway Council and regional plans for our the Knox/Blount County area. 

Adopt a Stream on December 1st, a Success!

Adopt a StreamOn December 1st, 15 people turned out to remove  litter from the 4-mile stretch of river we have adopted as part of Blount County’s Adopt a Stream Program.  The watershed association would also like to adopt a section of Pistol Creek in Alcoa in 2013.  

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Foggy October morning near Townsend.

Save the dates: March 9th, Winter Gala @ the Clayton Center for the Arts.

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Thanks to The Market at Washington and High for hosting a fundraiser for Little River Watershed Association!

On November 15th we held a small fundraiser at our faboulous Maryville Market at Washington and High. 47 people bought a barbeque dinner and a couple of brews to support the watershed association. We’d like to thank Mike and the gang at the Market for supporting us and providing such a great place to stop in after a hike in the Smokies or a trip down the river.The event also provided the opportunity for us to hang out with new and old watershed supportors.  We”re looking forward to repeating the event again in the near future!

Love the Little River?  We need your help…

Kiss a fish

The LRWA Board of Directors just completed our yearly strategic planning session and would like very much to have your help implementing new programs and events in 2013. Do you have time or talents you would like to volunteer in 2013?

We need your help! Please contact us at

The mission of the Little River Watershed Association is to foster stewardship and conservation of the Little River and its watershed.