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Duck River Water Withdrawal Permits

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.

Harpeth Conservancy Monitoring the Development of “Ariza Bellevue” Project

Important Links: Bellevue Strong, Community Organization Site Ariza Bellevue, Developer’s Site Petition against new development in ‘flood-vulnerable’ area reaches 1,800 signatures (3/9/23: WSMV4) Bellevue development both raises concerns and garners praise (3/6/23: Fox17 Nashville) Transportation Access to this Property Would Also Be Compromised by Major Flooding The proposed site of this project is compromised by …

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Tips for Backyard Conservation and Water Management in Nashville

Written by Todd Michaels Turn the faucet on, and you’ll think the water can run forever. But water is a precious resource, and if reservoirs are low, that can lead to a long, dry summer. In Nashville, soil and water conservation is serious business. The amount of water you use in your backyard makes a …

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Becoming More Familiar with Flood Risk in Your Community!

Author: Jake Peters Due to its unique combination of geologic and hydrologic features, Middle Tennessee has long been at an elevated risk for flooding. Traditionally, the public is informed of these dangers through flood maps provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a group that works to provide federal assistance in the event of …

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HC Hosts Another Successful Conservation Conversation

Harpeth Conservancy hosted its third Conservation Conversation, a monthly online educational series with experts answering your questions, on Wednesday, May 24, 2020. This month’s topic was Ensuring Environmental Equity: Public Participation in Governmental Decision-Making in the Pandemic Era. A panel of experts including Dr. G.S. Hans Director of the Stanton Foundation First Amendment Clinic at …

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Fertilizers and their Environmental Impact

By Brian Conner Healthy, green grass is a sign of a homeowner’s labor of love, and when it comes to your yard, you want it to be perfect. Mowing, weeding, fertilizing, edging and aerating are parts of the package. It’s possible to care for your lawn and preserve the environment when fertilizing your Tennessee lawn. …

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Harpeth River Project is Chosen for TN in President Obama’s 2012 New America’s Great Outdoors Rivers Initiative

On May 21, 2012 Secretary Salazar of the Department of Interior announced the new Rivers Initiative with a project from each state and the District of Columbia as models of collaborative efforts to conserve and restore key rivers in the United States, expand outdoor recreational opportunities and support jobs in local communities. Click here for the full …

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