Stormwater Volunteer Opportunities

The Town of Farragut stormwater program offers a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Planting trees, removing non-native plants, cleaning streams and rivers, and more. Please browse below to see our current and upcoming opportunities.

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AmeriCorps member removing invasive plant speciesInvasive Plant Removal (Space Invader Clearing)

When: Saturday, February 1, 2020             AND               Saturday, February 8, 2020
                      10am - 12pm                                                           10am - 12pm

Where: Farragut Outdoor Classroom
             220 Campbell Station Road
             Farragut, TN 37934

How to Register as a Volunteer: Sign up via our opportunity page with Volunteer East Tennessee.

What to expect: Volunteers will be led by town staff and AmeriCorps members. The volunteer event will begin with an overview of invasive species, a brief safety discussion, and a plant removal demonstration. Tools and safety equipment will then be handed out. The town will provide tools, safety glasses, and gloves. 

What to wear: Closed toed shoes are required. It is recommended to wear long pants as well. 

Hazards: It is possible that volunteers could encounter poison ivy, snakes, and other environmental hazards. Please come prepared and dressed appropriately.



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two men planting a bare root seedling

Tree Planting

When: Saturday, March 7, 2020                
                     12pm - 2pm                                

Where: Farragut Outdoor Classroom
             220 Campbell Station Road
             Farragut, TN 37934

How to Register as a Volunteer: Coming Soon

What to expect: Volunteers will be led by town staff and AmeriCorps members. The volunteer event will begin with an overview of the project, a brief safety discussion, and a planting demonstration. Tools and safety equipment will then be handed out. The town will provide tools, safety glasses, and gloves. 

What to wear: Closed toed shoes are required. It is recommended to wear long pants as well. 

Hazards: It is possible that volunteers could encounter poison ivy, snakes, and other environmental hazards. Please come prepared and dressed appropriately.

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two ladies in a stream collecting trash with trash pickers

River Rescue

Organized by Ijams Nature Center

A community-wide event focuses on up to 50 different cleanup sites along the Tennessee River and its tributaries. Each year, between 600-800 volunteers spend several hours removing tons of trash from these areas.  

When: TBD, typically the first Saturday of April     

Learn More: Visit Ijams Nature Center website



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waterfest logo light blue pond with water droplets splashing up like a fountain

Waterfest

Organized by the Water Quality Forum

WaterFest is an annual, free field trip for K-3 students that focuses on water quality and conservation.   

When: Monday, May 4, 2020 9am - 1:30pm

Are you a teacher interested in bringing your students?

Are you interested in volunteering as a helper?

Email americorps@waterqualityforum.org


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adult volunteers in a stream wearing waders and carrying a large board

Adopt-A-Stream Program is a citizen-based litter prevention initiative intended to protect the health and beauty of our local waterways.

Visit our Adopt-A-Stream page to learn more.