May 2010 Flood Restoration – BAD

May 2010 Flood Restoration

Healing the Harpeth: 10 Years Later

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the historic flood that occurred on May 2, 2010. This disaster left the Harpeth River and surrounding areas flooded with parts of buildings, barns, sheds and the personal belongings of countless people. Many thousands of trees were also pushed over and uprooted, which created seriously eroded areas along the river. HC spearheaded the need to address these forgotten problems by organizing large groups of partner organizations and volunteers. During the two-year period following the flood, HC organized over 1000 volunteers at 70+ events and removed over 155 TONS of flood debris from the Harpeth River. In addition to the work on the ground, HC began a massive restoration project to rebuild vital zones around the river, which has resulted in over 10,000 (double check number) native trees planted since the flood. Ultimately, HC formed the foundation of the Nashville flood recovery efforts by coordinating projects with many partners to restore degraded streams around middle Tennessee. 

 On its 10th anniversary, we remember the tragic way this storm impacted the lives of so many Middle Tennesseans and the [continued need to protect our waterways and ecosystems] —>(better ending?) 

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