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Conservation Conversations Burning Series Part II: Impact of Backyard Burning on the Environment

It is your responsibility for what you burnYour trash, your waste, it may take a turnThink of the water, think of the airThe particles will impact the nature we share An open burn?Uncontained?Watch the fire, watch the flames!It could spread and get out of controlWho do you call?The fire depot! Get a permitIts your responsibilityWe…

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…

2nd UPDATE (10-1): Dramatic Harpeth River Floodplain Alteration Being Considered to Enable High Density Residential Re-zoning Proposal at Brownland Horse Farm–Premier Horse Show Farm for Nearly 60 Years

Revised 460+ residential development proposed for Brownland Farm. Earlier proposal to revise city Land Use Plan Withdrawn in early Sept. Franklin Elected Officials Recommend Small Area Plan to redo city’s land use plan to support the agricultural and historic heritage of the rural area of Northwest Franklin. Oct. 8: 5pm: Public informational meeting, either in…

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,…

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…

State (TDEC), HRWA, and City of Franklin announce tighter water withdrawal permit on Harpeth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  TDEC, City of Franklin and HRWA Partner on New ARAP Permit July 6, 2015   CONTACT:  Kelly Brockman  (615) 253-1916 NASHVILLE –The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), city of Franklin and Harpeth River Watershed Association (HWRA) announced today the issuance of a new Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit (ARAP) authorizing water…