Tennessee Smart Yards (formerly Tennessee Yards & Neighborhoods) is a University of Tennessee-led program that guides and assists Tennessee residents and neighborhood associations on practices they can apply in their yards and common spaces to create healthier living spaces and communities. Nine fundamental principles of sustainability serve as the cornerstone for the program and are being incorporated into an ever-broadening selection of popular and practical workshops taught by UT Extension and water resource professionals. Our courses aim to help homeowners achieve a landscape that reflects their values, desires and needs, while ensuring the protection of our state's waterways.
Every April, the Town of Collierville in conjunction with City of Germantown and University of Tennessee Extension host the Tennessee Smart Yards workshop. The workshop is an all day event and focuses on teaching homeowners and landscapers how to integrate stormwater best management practices into their landscaping through the use of native plants, proper turf management, and integrated pest management.
50K Tree Day
The Town of Collierville participated in a state-wide effort to plant 50,000 trees in one hour across the state.
Volunteers arrived at Halle Park Saturday, February 27, to plant trees. Approximately 300 bare-root seedlings were planted at the park in an area designated for reforestation. All trees planted were native to Tennessee. Species of trees planted were Shumard Oak, Red Bud, Yellow Poplar, Smooth Sumac, Silky Dogwood, Button Bush, Virginia Pine, and Ninebark.
Collierville Elementary Wolf River Field Trip
Collierville Elementary School conducts a field trip to Johnson Park each fall which includes a stroll down the boardwalk to the Wolf River. The Engineering Department provides a "stop" on the tour with a short interactive presentation on stormwater and the importance of water quality.