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$1,000 Urban Runoff Watershed Quality Award

2024 Application Deadline July 12, 2024

In order to promote the implementation of local watershed quality stewardship projects, a portion of the proceeds generated from the Urban Runoff 5K (UR5K) will be awarded back to the community through one watershed quality award of $1000.00.


Local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) can submit specific stewardship proposals that will be judged by the UR5K Planning Committee.  

The committee is seeking projects focused on Pollutant Runoff Reduction Implementation. Contest entries include any proposed project that involves the implementation/installation Best Management Practices (BMPs) that will improve runoff within a specific watershed.  Examples BMPs could include, but not be limited to, rain gardens or other bio-retention basins, tree plantings, downspout disconnection, rain barrels, etc.   

2023 Winner
Stratford STEM Magnet High School's Interdisciplinary Science & Research Program
Project: Improving Water Quality in Shelby Park by Reducing Dog Waste

2022 Winner
Tennessee Environmental Council
Project: Peter Jenkins Walking Trail
Continued improvements and expansion on this paved multi-use walking trail that connects a residential subdivision to an elementary school campus.

2021 Winner
Mill Creek Watershed Association
Restoration and protection of the watershed at the Grassy Branch Creek

2018 & 2019 Winner
Tennessee Environmental Council


2017 Winner
Cumberland River Compact


2016 Winner
Nashville Clean Water Project


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