A donation from a local non-profit organization will allow the second phase of a watershed restoration project in East Knoxville to move forward.
The Aslan Foundation gave a $100,000 grant to the Tennessee Clean Water Network for its Williams Creek Watershed project. The network acquired the land in a settlement with the Knoxville Utilities Board, then gave it to the city last summer to be added to the greenway system.
The overall goal of the project is to clean up the creek and the surrounding area. The clean water network also plans to enlarge the area's urban forest and create an interpretive trail along the creek.