On Saturday, September 19 the rugby community gathered at the Tennessee Rugby Park to clean and work around a section of Beaver Creek. Knox Area Rugby was a founding partner in Knox County’s Adopt-A-Stream program and continues to work to improve the section of Beaver Creek along the Knox County SportsPark and the Tennessee Rugby Park.
Beaver Creek was recently announced as an official Knox County waterway with an initiative focused on clearing, cleaning, and caring for a 44-mile stretch of navigable water across five communities between Clayton Park in Halls and Melton Hill in Hardin Valley (watertrail.knoxcountytn.gov).
The local adult rugby organizations spent the morning clearing the path and picking up trash along the creek bordering the SportsPark. In the afternoon the University of Tennessee Men’s Rugby Team and the Tennessee Rugby Academy (high school and middle school) continued the work with a clean up along Beaver Creek that borders the Tennessee Rugby Park. Additionally, with over 30 players pitching in to assist, the UT Men’s Rugby Team cleared several significant log jams along the creek while also clearing and extending the creek side path.
Special thanks to the Knoxville Men’s Rugby Club for providing lunch for all the workers on the day.