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…

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…

AmeriCorps Members Serve HC and the Community

(L-R) AmeriCorps members Lily Sronkoski with Plant the Seed and Kaitin Liphart with Richland Creek Watershed Alliance provide tornado relief with Harpeth Conservancy Americorps members Haley Tucker and Meriweather Bean. Three HC AmeriCorps members deployed for tornado recovery Harpeth Conservancy is grateful to currently have three AmeriCorps members, who provide mission focused administrative support, volunteer…

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…