How do we...

PRESERVE and ENHANCE the quality of life in our neighborhoods?

Together...

with a commUNITY of neighbors and friends like you.

Select a CommUNITY Action Program (CAP) below that fires you up. Click and send us a message. We will connect you with a CAP volunteer for meeting dates and any questions that you have. OUR goal is to create an opportunity for everyone to be a part of commUNITY, and to help preserve and enhance the quality of life in District 23.

CommUNITY Action Programs (CAPs)

Business Relations | This CAP is responsible for fostering partnerships with local businesses / services within District 23. Through this partnership, local businesses will be encouraged to advertise, offer specials, sponsor events, and participate in and support Neighborhood activities. Interested and want to learn more? All you need to do is connect@23west.org and message us your questions.

 

Community Outreach | Paul Garland & Wayne Underhill (Co-Chairs)
This
CAP is responsible for establishing and maintaining programs in 23 West that  identify needs and provide resources and assistance to neighbors facing hardship. Primary emphasis will be placed on supporting our local schools. Interested and want to learn more? Email Paul Garland at paul@westmeade.org & Wayne Underhill at mwunderhl@gmail.com with your questions.

Community Outreaching to the Ukraine  | Seastar Kids
Founded in 2010, SeaStar Kids is a Nashville-based nonprofit committed to serving disadvantaged youth in Ukraine through Summer Bible Camp, year-round youth activities, and college scholarships. 
Interested and want to learn more? Click here to find ways you can help our Ukrainian friends as they flee their homeland and, in many cases, separate from family. The majority of Ukrainian refugees are mothers and children.

Events | This CAP is responsible for identifying, supporting, coordinating, and promoting 23WPC Neighborhood events. 

  • Mailbox Garden Contest

  • July 4th Celebration

  • Tours by a Local Naturalist and Tree Neurologist who shares stories and studies in the History of West Meade Hills’ Land and Trees

  • Holiday Lights for Hope

  • Santa Rides a Fire Engine Parade

Interested and want to learn more? All you need to do is connect@23west.org and message us your questions.

Friends of West Meade Hills Land Conservancy | This CAP's focus will be directed at urban conservation of our green spaces, beautiful tree canopy, and wild habitat. The organization of the committee will be modeled after Friends of Warner Parks, with a board and an advisory council to lend expertise and guidance. 

  • Setting up a Strategic Land Trust to protect our green canopy from encroaching development / Susan Castle / Willie Honneker

Interested and want to learn more? Email Susan Castle at susancastlelaw@gmail.com & Willie Honegger at hwhonegger842@gmail.com with your questions.

Hospitality | This CAP is responsible for welcoming new people to District 23; educating them about neighborhood amenities, resources, business partnerships; orienting them to government/representative connections and communications; and acquiring interests and contact information. Interested and want to learn more? All you need to do is connect@23west.org and message us your questions.

 

Neighborhood Beautification | This CAP is responsible for improving and maintaining the aesthetic look and feel of the neighborhoods represented by 23WPC. Interested and want to learn more? All you need to do is connect@23west.org and message us your questions.

Public Safety | This CAP organizes and coordinates Neighborhood Watch Programs and provides input on Neighborhood Traffic and Road Safety. Interested and want to learn more? All you need to do is connect@23west.org and message us your questions.

 

ReWild Nashville  | Facebook

ReWild Nashville invites all Nashvillians to use our gardens and lawns to create naturally safe living space not only for our families but also for native plants, animals and insects that must thrive in order to keep our planet habitable. ReWild Nashville encourages all Nashvillians to begin somewhere, even in small ways, to help recreate a healthy ecosystem for all our sakes. ReWild Nashville welcomes any level of participation and will share knowledge from experts about:

  • Preserving tree canopy, especially native trees

  • Planting more native trees, shrubs and flowers

  • Removing exotic invasive plants

  • Solving water runoff problems by planting water gardens

  • Providing habitat for birds, bees and other wildlife

  • Using non-toxic prevention of wildlife damage

  • Growing lawns without pesticides and herbicides

  • Composting and creating healthy soil

  • Reducing light pollution for wildlife's sake 

Interested and want to learn more? Email Colleen Whitver at gonceling@gmail.com with your questions.

Wildlife Sanctuary | Anastasia Kudrez / West Meade / harmonywildlife.org

Harmony Wildlife is a rehabilitation center for injured or orphaned animals to recover, mature, and eventually released back into the wild. It will also be a resource for West Meade residents who have questions about animals they encounter. Interested and want to learn more? Email Anastasia Kudrez at stasia@harmonywildlife.org with your questions.