Clean Water Protection

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…

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…

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…

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Metro Nashville (& TN Water & Wastewater Finance Board) Approve Metro Nashville Water & Sewer Rate Hikes

Continued Monitoring Required Yesterday (December 4, 2019), the Metro Nashville Council approved water and sewer rate increases.   On November 21, 2019, I (Jim Redwine, VP & COO of Harpeth Conservancy) participated in the TN Water & Wastewater Finance Board hearing concerning the proposed Metro Nashville water & sewer rate increases.   I serve as the environmental…

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…