Freshwater mussel pearls have held a unique place in the region’s heritage, shaping industries and traditions while leaving an indelible mark on the state’s landscapes and waterways. But how are the mussels that produce these gems the true gems of the rivers?
Explore how growth in middle Tennessee impacts the biodiverse Duck River, as Harpeth Conservancy actively engages in state hearings and provides expert analysis to shape the first permits for eight utilities. With a 35% increase in withdrawals planned, our focus on science-based solutions aims to ensure safe drinking water, protect the Duck River, and establish a regional management plan. Stay informed with our official comments and insights on our blog, reflecting our ongoing commitment to water management expertise developed over two decades.