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Volunteers turned out Nov. 17 to help with the riverbank improvement project. They included University of Tennessee Extension horticulturist Karla Kean; Austin Peay volunteers Kia Smith, Joseph Demonbreun; and Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity members Connor Corland, Hunter Yates, Robert Sheldon, Riley Howe; chapter advisor Chris Killebrew; and Clarksville Parks and Recreation staff. SUBMITTED

Clarksville was awarded a matching grant from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry to protect and improve the riverbank along the Cumberland River at Trice’s Landing.

Native trees and small tree seedlings were planted to establish a buffer and to restore a natural habitat vital to reducing erosion and water pollution.

Volunteers and Clarksville Parks and Recreation employees planted most of the trees Nov. 17. The area along the riverbank will become a no-mow zone to allow vegetation to grow, reduce erosion and provide a natural wildlife habitat.

“I appreciate everyone who came out to achieve our goal to reforest this area and to help provide education, awareness and engagement on the importance of trees,” said Kathrine Killebrew, city forester.

Trice Landing is at 99 Oak St. The 30.5-acre park is equipped with a boat ramp to the river, picnic areas and a quarter-mile walking trail.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation provides a variety of indoor and outdoor programs, facilities, nature activities and entertainment events for people who live in the Montgomery County and Fort Campbell area.

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