Southern Environment Law Responds to TDEC Definition of “Waters”

Southern Environmental Law Center’s (SELC), Harpeth Conservancy, and several other conservation organizations recently commented on draft guidance from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation on the exception clause for the state definition of “waters” in the Tennessee Water Quality Control Act. The draft guidance is here:  https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/environment/water/water-public-notices/ppo_water_2020-06-23-dwr-nr-g-05-waters-of-the-state-exception-clause-draft.pdf. We and our fellow conservation organizations stressed…

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…

HC Hosts Successful Conservation Conversation on Water Quality and Harmful Algal Blooms

Harpeth Conservancy hosted its fourth Conservation Conversation, a monthly online educational series with experts answering your questions, on Wednesday, July, 22 2020. This month’s topic was Water Quality and Harmful Algal Blooms. A panel of experts including Ken Gibbons, Master of Ecology from the University of Toledo with a specialty on Harmful Algal Blooms in the…

Burns Depot Comments to TN Department of Environment and Conservation

Update: July 28, 2020 Dickson County Planning Commission on 7-23-2020 voted down (6-4) approval of the site plan and final plat for the Dickson Fuel Terminal.   See story for details.   Chairman of the Water Authority of Dickson county raised concerns in his recent opposition to the Fuel Terminal in his response to request by County…

Burns Depot Comments to Dickson County Commission and City Council

Update: July 28, 2020 Dickson County Planning Commission on 7-23-2020 voted down (6-4) approval of the site plan and final plat for the Dickson Fuel Terminal.   See story for details.   Chairman of the Water Authority of Dickson county raised concerns in his recent opposition to the Fuel Terminal in his response to request by County…

2019 Harpeth River Steward Awards

PHENOMENAL EDUCATOR AWARD: Laura Louis Laura Louis is the director of a nature camp in Metro Parks called P.E.N. Pals or People Exploring Nature, which takes disadvantaged youth on overnight camping trips! Every week thirty campers arrive from community centers throughout Davidson Country for the two day camp. Throughout the summer a total of two hundred people will hike the trails,…

2005 Harpeth River Steward Awards

MAYOR OF FRANKLIN RECEIVES RIVER STEWARD AWARD  FROM HARPETH RIVER WATERSHED ASSOCIATION  Mayor Tom Miller of Franklin was honored by the Harpeth River Watershed Association at their May 26 Annual Meeting held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with the River Steward Award in the Elected Official Category.  Mayor Miller was recognized for his leadership in the City’s commitment to the preservation of historic open spaces that also…

2004 Harpeth River Steward Awards

Volunteer Extraordinaire:  Mike Walton of Walton’s Antiques and Jewelry – for outstanding support of HRWA as President by donating office space for 3 years, participating in our many projects and studies, taking on what needed to be done, and providing a guiding light.  Individual: Don Green, City of Franklin Stormwater Coordinator and HRWA Web Master- for excellence…