Restoration Projects

Outdoor Murfreesboro Natural Resources logo - Orange circle, white bird on branch silhouette, textThe Natural Resource Division has been working slowly over the past few years to restore natural spaces on City property that have been degraded, consumed by invasive plant species, and are notoriously prone to pollution. While working at nature’s pace means working in one area over multiple seasons, the effort is well worth the result: A healthy, diverse, natural system resilient to climate change, pollution, and other human and natural disturbances.

  1. Old Fort Park Pollinator Plot
  2. Spring Branch Riparian Restoration
  3. Murfree Spring Wetland Restoration
  4. Sinking Creek Wetlands

Seeding Pollinator Plot in DecemberIn 2018, an active member of the local Quail Forever chapter and board member of the Water Resources Department approached MPRD about installing a native pollinator plot in one of the unused open areas on City property. The Natural Resource team took up the task. Two growing seasons of site preparation concluded in the winter of 2020-2021. Native grass and herbaceous wildflower seeds were sown in December, 2020. This project was made possible by the City of Murfreesboro’s Parks & Recreation Department, Quail Forever, Rutherford County C.R.O.P., and the TN Wildlife Resources Agency. Native seed is purchased from Roundstone Native Seed Co, providing regionally appropriate seed.

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