Jess Martin

What are Microplastics?

When we think about plastic pollution, we often think about the plastics we can see: plastic grocery bags, plastic bottles, and various other discarded plastics that make their way into our rivers and waterways. Unfortunately, plastic pollution is much more extensive than we previously thought and can actually occur at an incredibly small scale known as microplastics!

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Water Quality Internship

Water Quality Internship – Summer 2024 Harpeth Conservancy seeks a summer intern to work 15-20 hours/week from May to September (timing is flexible). Harpeth Conservancy is dedicated to protecting clean water and healthy ecosystems for rivers in Tennessee and the summer intern will support that mission through volunteer coordination, communications, water sample collection and coordination,

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Harpeth Conservancy joins community to Protect the Piney River

Harpeth Conservancy, along with legal and engineering experts working for Friends of the Piney, reviewed PSC’s materials submitted to the Commission the week prior. Our overarching assessment—based on decades of working with local, state, and federal agencies’ permitting requirements to protect public health and waterways—was that PSC provided insufficient details to county decisionmakers about how the development will address severe flooding and flood safety, sewage treatment, and drinking water.

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Holiday Gift for Lick Creek

In a significant win for clean water advocates, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) made a crucial decision over the holidays to deny the Water Authority of Dickson County’s permit request for a new sewage treatment plant on Lick Creek in Hickman County. This decision comes after concerted efforts by the Friends of

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River Swing 2024

River Swing: A captivating event supporting the Harpeth Conservancy’s mission for clean water and robust ecosystems in Tennessee’s rivers. Join us for an evening of dinner, dance, and a silent auction, contributing to our cause. Help raise funds and amplify awareness for a future where our rivers flourish sustainably.

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