Grassy Branch Creek Habitat Restoration
Grassy Branch Creek, a tributary to Rutherford Creek, which flows into the Duck River, one of the most biologically diverse rivers in the world and a key source of local drinking water. The Grassy Branch Creek Restoration Project is located in Spring Hill in Williamson County, Tennessee. It is a region unique for its rich water legacy and rapidly expanding population.
Tennessee Environmental Council and partners are leading efforts to re-establish tree canopy throughout riparian buffer zones, building rain gardens, and installing green infrastructure to reduce bank-erosion along Grassy Branch Creek. The project will offer watershed restoration volunteer and education opportunities to community members.
In addition, funding will support video production, which will document the restoration project highlighting the community effort to clean up Grassy Branch Creek and remove it from the 303d list of impaired streams.
* Project restores natural hydrologic conditions to facilitate improved capture and infiltration of surface water and groundwater recharge