Stream Watch

The Stream Watch Program  
The Stream Watch program is an opportunity for concerned citizens to meet on a regular basis to report and discuss water quality issues regarding their local streams and waterways. Volunteers monitor the local streams in various capacities including: trash pickup, illegal dumping, excessive siltation, recognizing unhealthy plant life, measuring Dissolved Oxygen, pH (acidity), turbidity (clarity), and water temperature.

Millersville and Goodlettsville have teamed up to provide an expanded opportunity for local citizens to participate in a water quality improvement program.

Participants have a hands-on opportunity to assist with stream clean-ups, ordinance and reporting review, environmentally-based festivals, water testing, illegal dumping reporting, etc. – all in an effort to help clean up, keep clean and restore health to our local waters.

The streams within our communities are designated as impaired by the EPA. They include: Dry Creek, Lumsley Fork, Madison Creek, Mansker Creek, and Slater’s Creek. 

Any concerned citizen who’s willing to put their time and energy into a worthy cause, various citizen groups, as well as teachers and their students who are eager to learn about water quality, are encouraged to participate. Donating your time to help our streams regain their life, vibrancy and health will make a great difference and be a huge asset to the stream.

The group meets quarterly to assign areas of responsibility to its volunteers, discuss information collected and appropriate actions to be taken (this will be decided upon by either Millersville’s or Goodlettsville’s stormwater department). We will provide the testing kits and instruction on how to use them. These events, when added together, go a long way in educating our citizens and helping improve the quality of our local waterways.

View a Landowner's Guide to Streambank Protection and Stabilization booklet produced by TDEC.


What We Do and How to Help
  • Volunteers periodically inspect our local creeks and streams for trash, dumping, excessive siltation, unhealthy plants and animals, Dissolved Oxygen, pH (acidity), turbidity (clarity), and temperature.
  • Help plan, advertise and participate in annual stream clean-ups and various outreach opportunities.
  • Recruit other citizens and civic-based groups to join us in our efforts.
  • Meet quarterly to discuss our recent findings and upcoming events. Check the calendar for updated meeting time and place information. You may also sign up for Notify Me.
  • Provide input on ordinance reviews and annual reporting.
  • Manage booth operations at various community events.
  • Assist with tree plantings, tree giveaways, tree mulching and more.
Volunteer today to help make a difference!

The City of Goodlettsville requires all Stream Watch volunteers to watch this seven minute video from the Tennessee Department of Transportation:
Volunteer Training Video

Goodlettsville's Stream Watch Contact:
215 Cartwright St.
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
615-859-2740


Be Informed
Keep informed of all things Stream Watch by signing up for Notify Me. You will receive information about community wide stream clean-ups and World Water Monitoring Day.

For all information on Goodlettsville's award winning Stream Watch program visit their page.


Hotline
The stormwater hotline for Goodlettsville is 615-859-2740 and for Millersville is 615-859-0880.
This is the number for the collection of information regarding water quality concerns.
In addition to calling the hotline number to report a violation, you may also complete the Stormwater Violation Reporting Form.