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Conservation Conversations Burning Series Part I: Wildfires and Water Quality

Poor air quality and hazy skies. There’s often a bright orange hue and the occasional layer of ash coating your car and yard. These are some of the common impacts of wildfires we might experience when one is nearby. But have you ever considered how a wildfire might also impact the waterways?  This is exactly …

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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 …

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(older blog) 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 Earlier proposal to revise city Land Use Plan Withdrawn in early Sept.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. See updated blog for upcoming BOMA public hearing …

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Harpeth Conservancy’s Lowhead Dam Project in the News

Harpeth Conservancy coordinated this 2012 multi-agency effort that gained national and state recognition for the City of Franklin, Harpeth Conservancy, TDEC, Beaver Creek Hydrology, and all of the partners for the removal of the lowhead dam in Franklin. The largest single funder for this significant river restoration project was a $350,000 grant from the US …

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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, …

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Our Commitment to Removing Systemic Inequality and Injustice

From Dorene Bolze, CEO “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Around the country and across the world we are at a defining and pivotal moment.    We need to fight …

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Harpeth Conservancy Algal Toxin Survey

Introduction Phosphorus and nitrogen are essential nutrients for plant and algal growth in aquatic habitats.  Elevated levels of phosphorus and nitrogen caused by nutrient pollutionmaylead to the growth and occurrence of algal blooms, which is the rapid growth of aquatic or marine algae.  Algal blooms have a multitude of impacts to human and environmental health …

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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 …

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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 …

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Harpeth River Project is Chosen for TN in President Obama’s 2012 New America’s Great Outdoors Rivers Initiative

On May 21, 2012 Secretary Salazar of the Department of Interior announced the new Rivers Initiative with a project from each state and the District of Columbia as models of collaborative efforts to conserve and restore key rivers in the United States, expand outdoor recreational opportunities and support jobs in local communities. Click here for the full …

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