Clean Water Protection

McCrory Lane Quarry Update – December 2021

Successful Rezoning Protects State Scenic Harpeth River From Potential Contamination Harpeth Conservancy (HC) has focused on potential water contamination issues related to the McCrory Quarry, known locally  as Hutton Lake, since 2006. HC’s involvement has included educating the public, encouraging participation in public hearings, submitting written and oral comments, and providing scientific expertise.  HC has…

BROWNLAND FARM: Franklin Mayor and Aldermen Vote Unanimously To Require Developer to Essentially Start Over on Extensive Floodplain Alteration Proposal on Harpeth

Franklin Staff and Planning Commission Recommended Denial of 471-unit High Density Residential Subdivision on Brownland Farm/Christ Community Church.  Franklin Mayor and Aldermen board VOTED 8-0 at October final vote to require the developer to start over with submittal and review process.  UPDATE AFTER FINAL VOTE on OCTOBER 12, 2021: The Franklin Board of Mayor and…

Tips for Backyard Conservation and Water Management in Nashville

Written by Todd Michaels Turn the faucet on, and you’ll think the water can run forever. But water is a precious resource, and if reservoirs are low, that can lead to a long, dry summer. In Nashville, soil and water conservation is serious business. The amount of water you use in your backyard makes a…

July Conservation Conversations: Emerging Water Quality Issues in TN

We wanted to know what the experts were saying in regards to emerging water quality issues here in Tennessee. And so, for our July Conservation Conversations, we invited Dr. Tom Byl and Dr. Sam Dennis to share their perspectives, given their areas of research and expertise.  Dr. Dennis, Professor of Soil and Water Quality in…

Harpeth Conservancy and others Request TN Governor to veto the Primacy and Reclamation Act

Harpeth Conservancy joins the TN Chapter of the Sierra Club and several other organizations in asking Gov. Bill Lee to veto SB742/HB90, the “Primacy and Reclamation Act of TN” which places a needless burden on taxpayers, weakens oversight of coal mining in our state and threatens the health and safety of our communities, water resources,…

What’s that smell? It’s absolutely odoriferous!

There’s an entire world under our city, one that is comprised of miles of pipes and sewer infrastructure that carry our waste and treat it. However, what happens when these systems get overwhelmed? Age? Or fail? One possible consequence is a sewer overflow. Ron Taylor, Program Director with Clean Water Nashville, and Dorie Bolze, Harpeth…

Harpeth Conservancy is now taking over Richland Creek Watershed Alliance!!

We have some GREAT news to share with you! Harpeth Conservancy has merged the Richland Creek Watershed Alliance (RCWA) into its programs. After over 10 years of hard work, Monette Rebecca retired as the Executive Director of RCWA. She will continue as an expert consultant with HC so that her hard work and legacy live…