In fact, the strategy is being awarded a $35,000 national award for it’s restoration. The city won the Cities of Service Blueprint contest for the proposal it drafted to outline how action would be taken to improve many facets of the city. Plans to improve waterways were discussed, along with coordinated restoration plans, and tree-planting with the help of the community and volunteers.
The Mayor, Metro Water Services and community partner organizations are already discussing the best use for the cities award money. The money more than likely will be added to the budget that continues to improve waterways and defend against future storm damage.
Since the floods in May of 2010, many agencies, volunteers, and environmental agencies have slowed erosion and the spread of pollution by diminishing more than 2.5 million gallons of storm water. This has left room to plant over 7,300 trees and created 60 rain gardens across the city.
The Mayor made a statement about the award, “This award is recognition of our residents’ commitment to improving Nashville and protecting our city from future storm damage.”