August 22, 2003

1) ACTION ALERT! Save the Clean Water Act!
2) PUBLIC PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY: TDEC Rulemaking Hearings
3) PUBLIC PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY: Public Comment Period for Draft Mountaintop Coal Mining EIS
4) NEWS: State Calls for Congressional Support to Clean Up Abandoned Mine Land
5) NEWS: EPA Releases Final Guidance to States on Listing Impaired Waters in 2004
6) NEWS: Office of Water Surveys State Nutrient Standards
7) RESOURCE: Community Biodiversity Education Partnership Program
8) RESOURCE: Protecting Drinking Water Supplies - Training and Grants
9) RESOURCE: Summary of Biological Assessment Programs
10) JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: TCV Executive Director
11) PUBLIC NOTICE: NPDES Permits
12) PUBLIC NOTICE: Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit (ARAP) Notices
13) PUBLIC NOTICE: US Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Permit Notices
14) Show Your Commitment to Protecting and Restoring Tennessee's Watersheds...Join TCWN Today!

1) ACTION ALERT! Save the Clean Water Act!
Here is a great new way to help save the Clean Water Act and save the waters we all enjoy every summer.
Visit http://savesummer.org/save_summer.html for the 40 second Save Summer flash movie to see how some of our favorite summertime fishing and swimming spots are at risk because of a proposal by the Bush administration to eliminate Clean Water Act protections for streams,
ponds and wetlands across the nation. (Don't forget to turn on your speakers - there is a soundtrack!)
Without Clean Water Act safeguards, industries could start dumping unlimited amounts of pollution into many of our nation's waters, ruining our summers now and for years to come.

Please visit the site to send a message asking Congress to keep Clean Water Act protections in place and forward this message to your friends!

Source: Clean Water Network

2) PUBLIC PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY: TDEC Rulemaking Hearings
A series of hearings before the Division of Water Pollution Control will be held to consider the promulgation of amendments of rules pursuant to the Tennessee Water Quality Act of 1977 pertaining to revisions to Chapters 1200-4-1, Duties of the Water Quality Control Board and Commissioner, and Information Procurement and 1200-4-5, Wastewater Permitting, Including New Provisions for CAFOs. The hearings will be conducted in the manner prescribed by the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act, Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 4-5-204 and will take place at the following times and locations:

August 25, 2003, Greeneville, 7:00 pm EDT Claude Austin 4-H Center, Classroom 6, 214 4-H Lane
August 26, 2003, Knoxville, 2:00 pm EDT, Pellissippi State Technical Community College, J. L. Goins Administration Building, 10915 Hardin Valley Drive
August 26, 2003, Cookeville, 7:00 CDT, TN Technological University, Pennebaker Hall, Room 128, 1100 North Dixie

Written testimony will be accepted at the hearing and for ten (10) days following the hearing, and will be considered part of the hearing record. Interested persons may obtain additional information, a copy of the rules to be revised and copy forms and related documents at the Division 's Central Office or at any of the Environmental Assistance Centers (EAC) or at http://www.state.tn.us/sos/rules/1200/1200-04/1200-04-01.pdf

Source: http://www.state.tn.us/environment/wpc/wpcppo/

3) PUBLIC PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY: Public Comment Period for Draft Mountaintop Coal Mining EIS
Federal and state agencies have extended the comment period for public review of a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) that recommends new actions to protect Appalachian streams from effects associated with mountaintop coal mining. The comment period was to close on August 29. It will now close 130 days later on January 6, 2004.
The agencies involved in preparation of the draft EIS include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Surface Mining, and West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.
Information about the draft EIS is available at http://www.usace.army.mil/inet/functions/cw/hot_topics/29may_envimpact.htm.
Source: RiverInfo, a River Network listserve

4) NEWS: State Calls for Congressional Support to Clean Up Abandoned Mine Land
Governor Phil Bredesen and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Betsy L. Child are urging congressional support of legislation to clean up abandoned mine lands in Tennessee and to increase Tennessee's share of federal funds for this work.

"We strongly support reauthorization of the Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Fund for the benefit of Tennessee's rural environment and economy," Bredesen and Child wrote this week in a letter to Representative Barbara Cubin, Chair of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. "We further encourage Congress to support measures that will increase Tennessee's annual appropriation so that we can hasten our urgent work in protecting Tennessee citizens and our environment."

The House subcommittee recently began hearings concerning the reauthorization of the federal Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Fund. The fund provides financial support for reclaiming mining sites that existed prior to the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. It will expire in 2004 if not renewed by Congress.
There are currently 10,000 acres of high priority unreclaimed mine lands in Tennessee with an estimated $33.5 million cost to reclaim them. These abandoned mine sites stretch from the Cumberland Plateau through East Tennessee. While dollars available for cleanup vary from year to year based on the congressional appropriation from the Abandoned Mine Land Fund, Tennessee received approximately $1.3 million from the fund for fiscal year 2002-2003. The federal government collects approximately $285 million nationally each year through fees paid by mining companies to finance the Abandoned Mine Land Fund. The fund currently has a reserve balance greater than $1.5 billion.

To view the full text of the letter, visit www.tennessee.gov/environment/wpc/programs/abandmine/

Source: http://www.state.tn.us/environment/news/communications.php?press

5) NEWS: EPA Releases Final Guidance to States on Listing Impaired Waters in 2004
EPA has issued a final Guidance for 2004 Assessment, Listing and Reporting Requirements Pursuant to Sections 303(d) and 305(b) of the Clean Water Act. The Guidance is intended for use by the states in listing waters as impaired (section 303(d)) and preparing reports describing the quality of the state's water (section 305(b)). The next due date for the combined report is April 1, 2004. The Guidance specifically states: "EPA does not intend to seek regulatory changes to
waive or delay the April 1, 2004, submission requirement. "Much like the 2002 listing guidance, this Guidance provides for 5 categories of waters on the integrated list:
· Category 1: Waters where all designated uses are met and no use is threatened.
· Category 2: Waters where some of the uses are met but insufficient data exist to determine if remaining uses are met.
· Category 3: Waters with insufficient or no data available to determine if any designated uses are met.
· Category 4: Waters that are impaired but a TMDL is not needed (according to U.S. EPA). This category is further divided into:
o 4A: Waters where all TMDLs (for each pollutant listed) have been established and approved by U.S. EPA
o 4B: Waters "expected to meet" standards within a "reasonable period" of time (undefined).
o 4C: Waters impaired by pollution, as opposed to a pollutant.
· Category 5: Waters that are impaired and TMDL is required. Includes threatened waters (those currently attaining standards, but which are expected to exceed standards by the next listing cycle).
U.S. EPA only considers category 5 the 303(d) list, so only that portion of the report will be approved or disapproved by U.S. EPA. The Guidance also includes discussions about what constitutes "good cause" for delisting or not listing a waterbody, listings for fish consumption advisories, prioritization and scheduling, probabilistic monitoring, monitoring schedules, public participation, and more.

The Guidance can be found at http://www.epa.gov/owow/tmdl/tmdl0103/index.html.

Source: Clean Water Network

6) NEWS: Office of Water Surveys State Nutrient Standards
EPA has announced the results of its survey of nutrient standards adopted by states, tribes and territories. Every state has narrative standards that protect the waters from conditions that might indicate nutrient problems, and some states have nutrient standards that specifically recognize eutrophication (a frequent result of nutrient overenrichment) as a problem. Numeric criteria for turbidity is the most common nutrient parameter, and the next most common is total phosphorus in lakes and rivers. You can download the complete document from the Internet at
http://epa.gov/waterscience/criteria/nutrient/statesummary.htm.

Source: Clean Water Network

7) RESOURCE: Community Biodiversity Education Partnership Program
World Wildlife Fund, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. EPA's Office of Environmental Education are looking for 40 formal and nonformal educators to participate in the Community Biodiversity Education Partnership Program and attend a training session on November 12-14, 2003 at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The program will bring educators from institutions, organizations, associations, refuges, and parks together to explore creative ways to enhance biodiversity education locally and globally.

The training session in November will include a range of interactive sessions from how to develop or enhance biodiversity education programs to ways to engage students, educators, and citizens in biodiversity issues to ideas for fundraising to support biodiversity education efforts. Participants will also receive a comprehensive "Biodiversity Education Outreach Kit," which will include a variety of exemplary biodiversity education and capacity building materials such as activity guides, videos, a music CD, posters, and a guide to developing biodiversity education programs. Lodging, meals, and up to $400 in travel expenses will be covered for the November training session. Complete information about the program and an application form can be found at http://www.worldwildlife.org/windows/CBEPP.html.

Applications are due to World Wildlife Fund by September 12, 2003. If you have questions, please contact Robyn Mofsowitz at World Wildlife Fund at 202-778-9769 or [email protected]

Source: World Wildlife Fund

8) RESOURCE: Protecting Drinking Water Supplies - Training and Grants
As part of the Community Source Water Protection Initiative, Clean Water Network, Clean Water Fund, and the Campaign for Safe and Affordable Drinking Water will host a series of trainings starting this fall. The trainings will focus on the skills needed to turn source water assessments - tools that map drinking water source areas and identify current and potential pollution problems - into actions that protect and restore watersheds and aquifers. The trainings will cover regional areas and will target approximately 75-100 community leaders and activists. The trainings will provide information on integrating water laws and programs to maximize effectiveness. We will use hands-on exercises and new tools to help jumpstart local efforts to protect and restore drinking water sources. Participants will leave with tools, action plans, and new contacts to help in their work.

A regional training will be held in the Southeast. If you are interested in attending this
meeting, contact Eddie Scher at [email protected] or 202-298-2395.

The Source Water Protection Initiative also includes a mini-grant program available to fund projects that support protection and restoration of drinking water sources. Limited funds are available currently, with expanded funding opportunities following the regional
meetings. For details, contact Eddie Scher at [email protected] or 202-298-2395.

Source: Clean Water Network

9) RESOURCE: Summary of Biological Assessment Programs
The EPA has recently released "Summary of Biological Assessment Programs and Biocriteria Development for States, Tribes, Territories and Interstate Commissions: Streams and Wadeable Rivers" U.S. EPA. (EPA-822-R-02-048). This document provides technical and programmatic information on the progress made by states and tribes to incorporate biological assessments and criteria into their water programs.
For a copy of the report, please visit http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/biocriteria/ or
http://www.epa.gov/bioindicators/html/program_summary.html.

Source: EPA

10) JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: TCV Executive Director
The Tennessee Conservation Voters Seeks Executive Director to spearhead its fundraising, development, strategic planning, media, electoral, and citizen participation activities. For 29 years, TCV has served as the legislative and political action arm for Tennessee's environmental and conservation communities. It is well respected as one of the state's primary voices on water, air, forestry, recreation and growth issues, particularly on Capitol Hill.
The Executive Director will work closely with board members, legislators, media, elected officials and the interested public to protect and improve the state's natural environment, public health and quality of life. He/she will have primary responsibility for all activities and initiatives of the organization - including fundraising, administration, communications and mobilization of member groups and coalition partners.
Qualifications: Director must be committed to TCV's mission of environmental protection and have "hands on" fundraising abilities and desire (utilizing event, corporate, foundation and major donor support). Equally important is the personality, communication skills and energy that inspire board and organizational involvement and commitment.
Preferred additional experience includes working with environmental issues and with political activism & advocacy and knowledge of legal requirements surrounding 501(c)(4)s, 501(c)(3)s, and PACs.
Salary/Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience, skills and fundraising successes. Relocation assistance cannot be provided.
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume via email or mail to address below:
Tennessee Conservation Voters Executive Director Search
c/o Penny Brooks, Board Secretary
1045 Riverview Lane, Ashland City 37015
or to [email protected]
Deadline for applications is September 15, 2003.
Source: Tennessee Environmental News

11) PUBLIC NOTICE: NPDES Permits
TDEC has posted the following draft environmental permits to solicit comments and information necessary to evaluate the potential impact of the proposed activities on human health and the environment. Submit comments by mail to TDEC, Division of Water Pollution Control, 6th Floor, L&C Tower, 401 Church St., Nashville, TN 37243, Attn: Public Notice Coordinator; by fax at (615) 532-0503; or by email at [email protected] Comments must be received by SEPTEMBER 15, 2003.

Individual NPDES Permits
Proposed Reissuances
Applicant name Maynardville STP
Permit number TN0022870 Permit Writer PRM EAC Knoxville
Major discharger No
Location 302 Main Street
County Union
City Maynardville
Zip 37807
Description of activity treated domestic wastewater
Effluent description treated municipal wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream North Fork Bull Run Creek Mile 3.1
Facility latitude 36.230278 Facility longitude -83.823611

Applicant name Packaging Corporation of America, Counce Mill
Permit number TN0002232 Permit Writer VMJ EAC Jackson
Major discharger Yes
Location 6715 Highway 57 South
County Hardin
City Counce
Zip 38326
Description of activity Manufacturer of paperboard using unbleached Kraft pulping process
Effluent description treated process wastewater, power and recovery boilers wastewater, cooling
tower blowdown wastewater, tank cleaning wastewater, tall oil and recycle plant wastewater, wood yard wastewater, washer wastewater, sanitary wastewater, storm water runoff, and landfill leachate through Outfall 001
Receiving stream Tennessee River at mile 205.4
Facility latitude 35.061667 Facility longitude -88.271389
Applicant name Inland Paperboard & Packaging, Inc.
Permit number TN0002763 Permit Writer VMJ EAC Nashville
Major discharger Yes
Location 2877 Scepter Road
County Humphreys
City New Johnsonville
Zip 37134
Description of activity Production of corrugating medium utilizing the ammonia base neutral sulfite semichemical pulping process and recycled old corrugated containers.
Effluent description treated process wastewater, storm water runoff and sanitary wastewater from
Outfall 001
Receiving stream Kentucky Reservoir at Tennessee River mile 94.4
Facility latitude 36.087800 Facility longitude -87.945000
Applicant name Cleveland Utilities STP
Permit number TN0024121 Permit Writer PRM EAC Chattanooga
Major discharger Yes
Location 1860 Old Lower River Road
County Bradley
City Charleston
Zip 37310
Description of activity Treatment of municipal sewage
Effluent description treated municipal wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream Hiwassee River Mile 15.4
Facility latitude 35.314444 Facility longitude -84.800000

Applicant name Madisonville STP
Permit number TN0025020 Permit Writer HVA EAC Knoxville
Major discharger No
Location 619 Tellico Street
County Monroe
City Madisonville
Zip 37354
Description of activity Trickling filtration followed by secondary sedimentation, chlorination and
dechlorination
Effluent description treated municipal wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream Bat Creek Mile 19.3
Facility latitude 35.526944 Facility longitude -84.355278
Applicant name TVA - Boone Hydro Plant
Permit number TN0027391 Permit Writer MTS EAC Johnson City
Major discharger No
Location Sullivan
County Sullivan
City Knoxville
Zip 37902
Description of activity Electric Services
Effluent description noncontact cooling waters, station sump wastewater (which includes waters
such as cooling water; river water that has leaked into the plant at various points; river water from unwatering of penstock, scroll case, and draft tube; air compressor blowdown and other condensate; and floor washwater); river water from unwatering operations; river water that has leaked into the plant; backwash of strainers; test waters from fire protection system; and spent waters from certain activities outdoors, including pressure washing of painted surfaces, drilling or slot cutting the dam and washing equipment
Receiving stream South Fork Holston River at mile 18.6
Facility latitude 36.441666 Facility longitude -82.437500

Applicant name TVA Pickwick Hydro Plant
Permit number TN0027511 Permit Writer MTS EAC Jackson
Major discharger No
Location Hardin
County Hardin
City Counce
Zip 38365
Description of activity Electric Services
Effluent description noncontact cooling waters, station sump wastewater (which includes waters
such as cooling water; river water that has leaked into the plant at various points; river water from unwatering of penstock, scroll case, and draft tube; air compressor blowdown and other condensate; and floor washwater); river water from unwatering operations; river water that has leaked into the plant; backwash of strainers; test waters from fire protection system; and spent waters from certain activities outdoors, including pressure washing of painted surfaces, drilling or slot cutting the dam and washing equipment
Receiving stream Tennessee River at mile 206.7
Facility latitude 35.070833 Facility longitude -88.250000
Applicant name Tennessee Valley Recycling, LLC
Permit number TN0054640 Permit Writer LCBu EAC Columbia
Major discharger No
Location 821 West College Street
County Giles
City Pulaski
Zip 38478
Description of activity Receiving and processing metal scrap for recycling.
Effluent description storm water runoff from Outfall 001
Receiving stream Richland Creek below the low head dam for the Pulaski water supply at mile
Facility latitude 35.194167 Facility longitude -87.040278
Applicant name Days Inn Kingston
Permit number TN0058971 Permit Writer HVA EAC Knoxville
Major discharger No
Location 495 Gallaher Road
County Roane
City Kingston
Zip 37763
Description of activity Extended aeration
Effluent description treated domestic wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream Mile 0.1 of an unnamed tributary which enters Young Creek at mile 2.7
Facility latitude 35.872500 Facility longitude -84.441111
Applicant name Alcoa Power Generating Inc. -Calderwood Powerhouse Hydro
Permit number TN0065510 Permit Writer MTS EAC Knoxville
Major discharger No
Location 314 Growdon Blvd.
County Blount
City Maryville
Zip 37801
Description of activity Electric Services
Effluent description Non-contact cooling water through Outfalls 001, 002, 003, and 005 and
non-process wastewater through Outfall 004
Receiving stream Little Tennessee River at mile 43.6
Facility latitude 35.491667 Facility longitude -83.979167
Applicant name Norris STP
Permit number TN0020630 Permit Writer HVA EAC Knoxville
Major discharger No
Location 94 East Norris Road, Norris, TN 37828
County Anderson
City Norris
Zip 37828
Description of activity Treatment of domestic sewage
Effluent description treated domestic wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream Buffalo Creek-at mile 4.4
Facility latitude 36.183889 Facility longitude -84.063611

Proposed Terminations
Applicant name Bal Harbor Neighborhood - Aquaservices, Inc.
Permit number TNHA78093 Permit Writer VMJ EAC Chattanooga
Major discharger No
Location Chickamauga Lake
County Hamilton
City Chattanooga
Zip
Description of activity control of nuisance aquatic vegetation
Effluent description to treat nuisance aquatic vegetation with systemic herbicides Aquathol K
(Endothall) or Reward (Diquat) mixed with chelated copper
Receiving stream Chickamauga Lake
Facility latitude 35.099444 Facility longitude -85.188611

Applicant name Universal Fasteners, Inc. #2
Permit number TN0073831 Permit Writer ELS EAC Columbia
Major discharger No
Location 375 YKK Lane (off Hwy 50W)
County Hickman
City Centerville
Zip 37033
Description of activity Fasteners, Buttons, Needles, and Pins
Effluent description treated process wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream Duck River at mile 68.5
Facility latitude 35.762222 Facility longitude -87.491944
Applicant name McMinnville Water Treatment Plant
Permit number TN0004316 Permit Writer SEF EAC Cookeville
Major discharger No
Location 200 Bell Street
County Warren
City McMinnville
Zip 37110
Description of activity WTP
Effluent description filter backwash from Outfall 001
Receiving stream Barren Fork River at mile 6.2
Facility latitude 35.674444 Facility longitude -85.776667

Source: http://www.state.tn.us/environment/wpc/wpcppo/mdi/

12) PUBLIC NOTICE: Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit (ARAP) Notices
The following is a list of Public Notices from TDEC of permitting decisions, public hearings, and rulemaking activities. Public comment and participation are encouraged on all of these issues. Comments must be received within 30 days of the date that the notice is posted. Comments on any issue are welcome at any time and may be made by sending e-mail to [email protected]
August 19, 2003
NRS02.243 Clearview Baptist Church, proposed construction of 1,400 linear feet of gravity sewer line, Dry Branch, Williamson County, Tennessee
NRS03.180 Federal Express, proposes to encapsulate 623 linear feet of Days Creek to facilitate the construction of additional runway space at Memphis International Airport, Shelby County, Tennessee
NRS03.199 Larry T. Johns, proposes to construct an earthen dam and impound about 4.6 surface acres of water, Big Bigby Creek,Maury County, Tennessee
NRS03.201 Town of Jonesborough, proposes to remove 3 aerial creek crossings and construct 3 new creek crossings to re-routesewer lines, Little Limestone Creek, Washington County, Tennessee
NRS03.211 Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Authority Gravity Sewer Line Project, Unnamed Tributary to Chickamauga Lake, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN
NRS03.221 TDOT SR217 Bridge and Approaches over Mud Creek, Wetland and Stream Impacts, Unnamed Tributary to Mud Creek, Weakley Co.
NRS03.251 Shular Properties, proposes to construct 3,300 linear feet of 12" sanitary sewer line, Unnamed Tributary to Drake's Creek, Sumner County, Tennessee
NRS03.257 TDOT SR61-SR1 Wetland and Stream Impacts, Unnamed Tributaries to Dyers and Frost Branch, Blaine-Union-Knox-Grainger Counties, TN
Source: http://www.tennessee.gov/environment/wpc/wpcppo/arap/
13) PUBLIC NOTICE: US Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Permit Notices
The following is a list of Public Notices issued by the US Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District for work in waters of the United States. The notices listed are for applications currently under review. All work is proposed unless otherwise noted. If you wish to obtain a copy of a particular notice, you can contact our office at (615) 369-7500 or by mail and we will be happy to forward it to you. Be sure to include the Public Notice Number with your request.
U.S. Army Engineer District, Nashville
Corps of Engineers
Attention: Regulatory Branch
3701 Bell Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
Notice No.
03-69 - Expires 9/22/2003, Safe Harbor Ecological Development, Proposed establishment and development of a bank of wetland and stream mitigation credits for commercial sale by restoring, enhancing, creating, and/or preserving wetlands and streams, including stream channels, instream habitat, and adjacent riparian zones.
03-63 - Expires 9/17/2003, Turtle Point Yacht and Country Club, Proposed Marina Dredging, Boat Slip Renovations, and Riprap, Embayment of the Tennessee River at Mile 264.8, Right Bank, Wilson Lake, Lauderdale County, AL.
03-68 - Expires 9/15/2003, Robert Mader, Proposed Gravel Dredging, Mile 2.2L, Yellow Creek, Opposite Tennessee River Mile 215.0L, Pickwick Lake, Hardin County, TN and Tishomingo County, MS
03-65 - Expires 9/10/2003, City of Lavergne TN, Proposed Fill Associated with Road Development, Tributaries of and Wetlands Adjacent to Hurricane Creek (East Side), Approximately 5000 Feet Downstream of Murfreesboro Road, in Rutherford County, Tennessee
03-64 - Expires 9/8/2003, Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), Proposed Fill Associated with Highway Construction, Four Wetland Sites adjacent to Lenox Branch, a tributary to Cumberland River Mile 158.0R, in Cheatham County, Tennessee (Ashland City Quad)
03-61 - Expires 9/4/2003, City of Huntsville, AL, Proposed Deposit of Fill Material Associated with Stream Relocation (Fagan Creek in Big Spring Park), Madison County AL
03-60 - Expires 8/26/2003, Smoky Mountain Transfer Corporation, Proposed Maintenance Dredging, Mile 17.2L, Hiwassee River, Bradley County, TN
Source: http://www.orn.usace.army.mil/cof/notices.htm

14) Show Your Commitment to Protecting and Restoring Tennessee's Watersheds...Join TCWN Today!
We are pleased to announce that TCWN has received a challenge grant from the McKnight Foundation for the implementation of our Statewide Enforcement Campaign. The campaign is designed to provide citizens with knowledge about critical enforcement issues and address chronic violators of state and federal water regulations. McKnight has pledged to match dollar-for-dollar funding raised from current members that increase the amount of their last donation, as well as funds raised from new memberships.

We would like to thank our members that made contributions in response to our latest appeal letter announcing the McKnight challenge grant. Your generosity enables us to advocate with great strength on behalf of our watersheds.

Please consider joining TCWN or increasing you donation above previous gifts, by doing so your dollars will go twice as far. Thank you for your commitment to protect, restore, and enhance Tennessee's waters.

You may mail contributions to TCWN at P.O. Box 1521, Knoxville, TN 37901 or through our website - www.tcwn.org