A watershed is a area of land, a bounded hydro-logic system, within which all living things are linked by their common water course and where, as humans settled, simple logic demanded that they become part of a community.Here in the Powell community we are in the Beaver Creek Watershed which drains into the TN river. The main objective on the Watershed Club is to educate our members better practices when comes to water use and cleaning up Beaver Creek throughout the year.
History:The rain gardens at Powell Middle School were constructed in 2009 by a former teacher Tom Jursik and the Beaver Creek Task Force. The main idea behind the rain gardens is to act as a natural filter of storm-water to help clean the water of pollutants before entering into Beaver Creek.Statement:We are honored here at Powell Middle School to be awarded the Beautification Award from Noweta Garden Club for our rain gardens.The rain gardens would not be possible without the hard work and maintenance that is provided by the Watershed Club at Powell Middle. This club is a group of dedicated students that strive for cleaner water systems and a better overall environment.The club has also installed erosion matting around the back side of the school to help with the excessive rain run off.