Rally for Rivers

If not us, then who? If not now, then when?

Harpeth Conservancy’s mission to protect clean water is more vital than ever. With a pandemic, economic uncertainty, and several natural weather disasters—including another major flood—our waterways are literally overflowing with increased pollution, proposals that threaten clean water and more people seeking these waterways. With 2020’s challenges we have had to expand our efforts that with your help we can sustain and grow to ensure clean water for all Tennesseans

  • Water Quality Science: We are creating a real-time water quality alert system for the public to use to predict conditions at their favorite waterways where this past summer we found coli levels SEVERAL TIMES HIGHER than accepted standards.
  • Clean Water Protection: We worked with state legislators to counter proposed bills to remove state regulatory review of certain types of sewer plants. We also coordinated experts and community members to review and shape multiple complicated proposed state permits. 
  • Rural Land Protection and Planning for Growth: We worked closely with Williamson County elected officials to adopt its precedent-setting land use plan to help protect rural land by focusing development densities in cities. 
  • Outreach & Education: We launched a new virtual monthly program, Conservation Conversations, informing 150+ participants on water-related topics.   We adopted pandemic protocols and continued our Lessons on the River Program, providing hundreds of people the chance to experience wildlife up close and participate in volunteer stream restoration projects.
  • Building Community Leadership: We created an umbrella for local groups to effectively advocate for their waterways and communities, such as Mill Creek Watershed Association in Nashville. We combined the work of Richland Creek Watershed Alliance in Nashville into our programs, and this year we will expand statewide efforts to protect local waterways.

As a champion of Tennessee rivers you will receive:

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Suggested giving levels

  • New Supporter $30
  • Individual $60
  • Family $120
  • River Defender Society $250
  • Harpeth Protection Society $1000+

    Harpeth Protection Society begins at $1000