World Wetlands Day 2021 at Radnor Lake
Radnor Lake State Natural Area was 1 of 15 sites in the United States to host events to celebrate World Wetlands Day in 2021. The focus of our World Wetlands Day were volunteer events that began on February 1st in both the morning and afternoon to kick off this two-day event with over 247+ lbs of trash collected from streets within the watershed and/or adjacent to Radnor Lake on our February 1st.
On February 2nd, volunteers worked with the park staff in the back areas of the natural area to clean up Otter Creek and wetlands located south of Otter Creek Road until lunch collecting another 153 lbs of trash that was collected for a total of over 400lbs collected.
In the coming days, all of this trash will be sorted so it can be recycled and/or appropriately be disposed of as part of our Tennessee State Parks Go Green efforts at Radnor Lake.
Volunteers worked in the afternoon with the park staff to also remove countless invasive-exotic plants (bush honeysuckle and privet) in these sensitive wetlands at Radnor Lake State Natural Area. Thank you to all of our park staff and volunteers for making this years World Wetlands Day a huge success!
Our friends at Tennessee Wildside spent the day with us on the ground for World Wetlands Day and we would like to thank them for their time, efforts for a future episode to highlight the importance of our wetland’s education-resource management efforts!
In addition, thank you Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency for a generous $1,000 water quality stream clean up grant to help support our efforts on the ground.
Special thanks to Friends of Radnor Lake for all their support for both days of our volunteer events again this year and in our second year of hosting World Wetlands Day at Radnor Lake State Natural Area.