Harpeth Conservancy 2019 Algal Toxin Survey

Introduction Phosphorus and nitrogen are essential nutrients for plant and algal growth in aquatic habitats.  Elevated levels of phosphorus and nitrogen caused by nutrient pollutionmaylead to the growth and occurrence of algal blooms, which is the rapid growth of aquatic or marine algae.  Algal blooms have a multitude of impacts to human and environmental health…

Americorps – Volunteer Restoration and Citizen Science Project Coordinator

Job Summary The Volunteer Restoration and Citizen Science Project Coordinator (Coordinator) participates in a yearlong term of AmeriCorps service (1,700 hours) supporting Harpeth Conservancy (HC), a science-based conservation organization working to restore and protect clean water and healthy ecosystems for rivers in Tennessee.   The Coordinator — through community outreach, events, and strategic communication efforts — leads volunteers in reducing waste by targeting how it…

Americorps – Environmental Outreach and Communication Coordinator

Job Summary The Environmental Outreach and Communication Coordinator (Coordinator) participates in a year-long term of AmeriCorps service (1,700 hours) supporting Harpeth Conservancy (HC), a science-based conservation organization working to restore and protect clean water and healthy ecosystems for rivers in Tennessee.   The Coordinator leads HC’s efforts to increase community involvement and public awareness through educational events, creative marketing/social media campaigns…

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…

2012 Harpeth River Steward

RESTORATION AWARD:  Glenn Remick One special volunteer, who has committed weekend after weekend to restoring the Harpeth since the May 2010 flood, had a very special job. Harpeth Conservancy member, Glenn Remick of Kingston Springs planted the 7000th tree for HC during this tree planting season bringing his personal life-time planting achievement to over 50,000…

2011 Harpeth River Stewards

STATE GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL: Jane Polansky Scenic Rivers Administrator Jane Polansky has been vital to HC’s successful efforts with our Waterway Flood Recovery Project.  She put HC In touch with Work Force Essentials which included much needed support for 3 clean-up coordinators for HC for 6 months in 2010 via a federal stimulus grant.  Jane attended…

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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…