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2024 News Articles

January 22, Williamson Herald: Brentwood Noon Rotary Club holding annual Little Harpeth Cleanup on Feb. 3

January 28, Tennessee Lookout: TDEC in litigation over water withdrawal from Duck River

January 30, NewsChannel5: Proposed bill could remove legal protections on 430,000 acres of Tennessee wetlands

January 31, NewsChannel5: Artist Anne Goetze debuts documentary promoting nature conservancy

January 31, Tennessee Lookout: A bill to end protections for Tennessee wetlands draws pushback

February 1, nFocus: Best Parties 2023

Jan/Feb Issue, Williamson County Living pp 41-44: Protecting Tennessee’s Waterways

Jan/Feb Issue, Maury County Living: Protecting Tennessee’s Waterways

February 15, WPLN: Wetlands have some protections in Tennessee. The state legislature might remove them.

February 22, Nashville Scene: Critics Pick: Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2024

February 28, Tennessee Lookout: Developers seeking to gain from building boom tied to Ford Plant push for weaker wetland rules

February 28, Tennessee Lookout: Connecting the dots between Tenn.’s home builders and bill to deregulate construction on wetlands 

March 7, Tennessee Lookout:Developer-backed bill to end wetlands protections shelved by Tennessee Senate

March 8, The Tennessean: Hickman Planning Commission denies preliminary plan for controversial Pinewood Surf Club

March 8, ECOS: Tennessee Legislature Defers Action, Continues Study of Proposed Wetlands Bill

March 11, Hickman County Times: Surf club application turned down by planners

April 15, Williamson Herald: Strong lineup announced for Harpeth Conservancy’s 2nd annual ‘Songwriters for Streams’ fundraiser

April 16, Duck River placed on America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2024 list

April 16, WKRN: Duck River put on endangered river list for 2024

April 16, WPLN: The Duck River is one of the most endangered rivers in U.S., report shows

April 17, Tennessee Lookout: Duck River among the ‘most endangered’ in the nation

April 20, Lightning 100: Community Corner

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