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…

HC Hosts Another Successful Conservation Conversation

Harpeth Conservancy hosted its third Conservation Conversation, a monthly online educational series with experts answering your questions, on Wednesday, May 24, 2020. This month’s topic was Ensuring Environmental Equity: Public Participation in Governmental Decision-Making in the Pandemic Era. A panel of experts including Dr. G.S. Hans Director of the Stanton Foundation First Amendment Clinic at…

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…

Harpeth Conservancy hosts Conservation Conversations: Getting on the Rivers

Harpeth Conservancy hosted its second Conservation Conversation, a monthly online educational series with experts answering your questions, on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Dawn Nelson, Co-Owner of outfitter Higher Pursuits, discussed with the nearly 30 participants places to float on the river, equipment needed and safety. Watch our video of the event on YouTube. Be sure…

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…