Public invited to Lake Monroe watershed tour

September 17, 2021

The public is invited to learn more about Lake Monroe’s watershed during a tour Oct. 2.

This tour is an opportunity to learn more about the watershed’s diversity, Maggie Sullivan, watershed coordinator, explained in a press release. This area includes forests, wetlands, ponds, towns, lakes, pastures, crop fields, towns, homes and streams

“When a piece of litter or a pile of dirt is left on the ground unprotected, it can be washed into our streams when it rains,” Sullivan said. “What happens in the watershed has a huge impact on water quality in Lake Monroe. It’s essential to understand what actions we can take in the watershed to prevent sediment and pollutants from entering the lake.”

Tour stops will include Yellowwood Lake, Stillwater Marsh, Stone Head Nature Preserve and Nashville.

The tour will also include the Nashville Sewage Treatment Plant and focus on how wastewater is treated.

Registration is required and participation is limited to 20.

All participants must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Masks are encouraged when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Learn more at Friends of Lake Monroe website.

Public invited to Lake Monroe watershed tour