Dorie Bolze

President & CEO Harpeth Conservancy

Outreach and Communication Programs Manager

Harpeth Conservancy, a Brentwood based nonprofit, is actively searching for the best candidate to fill the position of Outreach and Communication Programs Manager. As part of our strategic growth plan are several middle manager positions to enable us to expand the number of vibrant, talented, and experienced leaders in Tennessee working together to ensure clean…

BROWNLAND FARM: Franklin Mayor and Aldermen Vote Unanimously To Require Developer to Essentially Start Over on Extensive Floodplain Alteration Proposal on Harpeth

Franklin Staff and Planning Commission Recommended Denial of 471-unit High Density Residential Subdivision on Brownland Farm/Christ Community Church.  Franklin Mayor and Aldermen board VOTED 8-0 at October final vote to require the developer to start over with submittal and review process.  UPDATE AFTER FINAL VOTE on OCTOBER 12, 2021: The Franklin Board of Mayor and…

Harpeth Conservancy is now taking over Richland Creek Watershed Alliance!!

We have some GREAT news to share with you! Harpeth Conservancy has merged the Richland Creek Watershed Alliance (RCWA) into its programs. After over 10 years of hard work, Monette Rebecca retired as the Executive Director of RCWA. She will continue as an expert consultant with HC so that her hard work and legacy live…

(older blog) Dramatic Harpeth River Floodplain Alteration Being Considered to Enable High Density Residential Re-zoning Proposal at Brownland Horse Farm–Premier Horse Show Farm for Nearly 60 Years

Revised 460+ residential development proposed for Brownland Farm. Earlier proposal to revise city Land Use Plan Withdrawn in early Sept. Franklin Elected Officials Recommend Small Area Plan to redo city’s land use plan to support the agricultural and historic heritage of the rural area of Northwest Franklin. See updated blog for upcoming BOMA public hearing…

Harpeth Conservancy Advisory Council Chair Honored

Harpeth Conservancy is thrilled that Dodd Galbreath, Harpeth Conservancy’s Advisory Council Chairman, was recently honored with the TN Department of Environment and Conservation’s 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award.  Dodd Galbreath, founding director of Lipscomb University’s Institute for Sustainable Practice in 2007, is recognized for his over 30 years of work in agricultural natural resources management, water…

Retrospective on May 2010 Flood

10 Years After the Historic May 2010 Flood “The Waterway Flood Recovery Project:  2010-2012 and Embracing the New Normal of More Extreme Weather” Retrospective by Dorene Bolze, President and CEO April 30, 2020 See our Water Flood Recovery Project page for details and photos. It is the 10th anniversary of the historic May 2010 flood that hit the greater Nashville region…

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Summer Internships

DISCLAIMER: Due to COVID we will be unsure about our summer intern needs until later this spring. Please email us if you have any questions as we try to determine how much in-person and internship work we can perform this summer. If you are a college or post-graduate level student who is looking for an…