Jim Redwine

Conservation Conversation: Ensuring Environmental Equity

Ensuring Environmental Equity: Public Participation in Governmental Decision-Making in the Pandemic Era Should You Have To Risk Your Health to Participate in Democracy? Join Three Leading Experts for This Month’s Conservation Conversation on June 24, 2020 Citizens are going through great lengths to have their voices heard during the Covid-19 pandemic, from protesters risking their…

Public Hearings need to be delayed during COVID-19 state of emergency on 2 upcoming quarry permit proposals in April

ACTION:  Send emails by Friday, APRIL 17, on two upcoming quarry permit public hearings that the state wants to hold by webex.  Encourage TDEC to delay these hearings until the state emergency for the Covid-19 pandemic is lifted and the Center for Disease Control states that it is safe for the public to participate in public hearings. ReOstone Quarry…

Preserving Rural and Agricultural Land-A Core Focus of Harpeth Conservancy

“The risk of losing Middle Tennessee’s iconic rural lands, agricultural production, and scenic landscapes is very real and is affecting all drinking water supplies and water quality” (The Tennessean, May 17, 2018 Cover Story). Rural land is rapidly disappearing in middle Tennessee—regional planning is needed to preserve our rich history, farmland, waterways, and clean water, not to mention alleviate…

Support the Williamson County Land Use Plan

Contact Mayor Rogers Anderson, County Commissioners and the Planning Commission to THANK THEM for Adopting the Plan   UPDATE:  Historic Votes in early March 2020! County Commission Votes to Endorse the Plan at Monday’s meeting:  20-1!   (March 9, 2020) Press on County Commission Vote:  Tennessean, Williamson Herald.    Planning Commission Votes 8-2 to Adopt the Plan!  (March 12,…

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Metro Nashville (& TN Water & Wastewater Finance Board) Approve Metro Nashville Water & Sewer Rate Hikes

Continued Monitoring Required Yesterday (December 4, 2019), the Metro Nashville Council approved water and sewer rate increases.   On November 21, 2019, I (Jim Redwine, VP & COO of Harpeth Conservancy) participated in the TN Water & Wastewater Finance Board hearing concerning the proposed Metro Nashville water & sewer rate increases.   I serve as the environmental…