The Healthy Waters Program in Oak Ridge will be conducting an invasive plant removal on the Melton Lake Greenway, under the Edgemoor Road bridge, on Sunday, March 5, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
This is in an effort to restore a wetland along the greenway by removing non-native invasive plants, cleaning up trash, and planting native trees, grasses, and flowers, a press release said.
Tina Ball and Caitlin Craighead, the AmeriCorps members serving in Oak Ridge with the Public Works Department’s Stormwater Management Program, have received a grant through the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, or TWRA, to make this project possible, the press release said.
If you are in the area during the scheduled time frame, please be aware that brush and workers will be taking up part of the greenway as they work on the project.
The Healthy Waters Program is an outreach program within the Stormwater Division of the Oak Ridge Public Works Department. The program aims to educate the community on how to enhance the quality of local waterways, address water quantity issues in the city, and enrich natural habitat in the urban area, the press release said.
If you have questions about this project, contact the city’s Healthy Waters Program by email at [email protected].