River Stewards

Franklin Mayor and Aldermen Have FINAL Vote on Extensive Floodplain Alteration Proposal on Harpeth- Brownland Farm- ATTEND PUBLIC HEARING 10/12/2021

Urge Franklin Aldermen Board to Follow staff and Planning Commission Recommendation to Deny this 471-unit High Density Residential Subdivision on Brownland Farm/Christ Community Church.   YOUR ATTENDENCE- IN PERSON- WILL HAVE THE MOST IMPACT Tuesday 10/12, 5pm work session & 7pm voting session, public hearing, 109 3rd Avenue South, Franklin.   Also send a brief email:  recorder@franklintn.gov…

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…

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…

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…