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State officials are asked to better regulate sewer treatment plants after “sewage fungus” appears in Middle Tennessee waterway

In November 2022, Harpeth Conservancy in partnership with the Southern Environmental Law Center, filed an official complaint to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) alerting state officials to a bacterial bloom near a sewer treatment plant (STP) outfall (an outfall is the place where a drain or sewer empties into the sea, a river, or…

BIG SUCCESS! Franklin Mayor and Aldermen Voted to Deny Brownland Farm Controversial Extensive Floodplain Development Proposal April 26

BIG SUCCESS: Franklin Mayor and Aldermen voted UNANIMOUSLY to DENY this Controversial Rezoning and Development Proposal Because of the Extensive Alteration of the Floodplain and Public Safety Risk from Flooding.  The community attendance was 200 or more, with over 50 speakers, for one of the longest City of Franklin meetings in recent memory (over 3…

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…

River Swing Breaks Records!

River Swing 2019 Breaks Records! October 4, 2019 Contact: Haylee Hall, 615.585.8400 OCTOBER 4, 2019—Harpeth Conservancy’s 16th Annual River Swing set records for attendance and money raised, according to an announcement today by Dorene Bolze, president and CEO of the science-based river conservation organization. Bolze said more than 730 supporters attended the event last Saturday…

Harpeth Conservancy to Dismiss Appeal of Permit for Franklin Sewage Treatment Plant

River conservation group cites city’s commitment and continues to seek collaborative approaches to reducing pollution in the Harpeth River See PDF format here.  FRANKLIN, TENN, March 26, 2019—In an effort to foster a more collaborative approach to restoring water quality in the Harpeth River, Harpeth Conservancy today announced that it and the City have agreed to…

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Harpeth Conservancy supports legislation requiring municipal wastewater plants to quantify and limit pollutants

Harpeth Conservancy supports legislation requiring municipal wastewater plants to quantify and limit pollutants Statement by Jim RedwineVice President & COO , Harpeth Conservancy NASHVILLE, TENN, March 8, 2016–Harpeth Conservancy is proud to support legislation filed in the Tennessee General Assembly that will hold municipal wastewater treatment plants receiving loans from the state accountable for following…

Battle Ground Academy selects Harpeth Conservancy as institution of emphasis for 2018-2019 school year

BATTLE GROUND ACADEMY SELECTS HARPETH CONSERVANCY AS INSTITUTION OF EMPHASIS FOR 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR Statement by Mike Alday, Alday Communications, Inc 10/23/2018 FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Battle Ground Academy’s Student Council has selected the Harpeth Conservancy as its Institution of Emphasis IOE) program. The local non-profit was selected from a pool of applicants that the entire…

American Rivers Names Harpeth River One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2015

Contact: Dorie Bolze, Harpeth River Watershed Association, (615) 479-0181Erin McCombs, American Rivers, (828) 649-7887 4/7/2015 Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named the Harpeth River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015 today, highlighting the threat sewage pollution and excessive water withdrawals pose to clean water and public health. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a…