Volunteers are vital to the Harpeth Conservancy’s success. Much of our restoration work and community impact relies on the generosity of individuals who give their time and talent to assist on various projects. Harpeth Conservancy has a variety of volunteer opportunities for community members who are interested in protecting and restoring our water resources, acquiring new knowledge and skills, and having a great time! If you are ready to dive in, meet new people, and actively work toward preserving our water resources for future generations, sign up today to join our fantastic volunteer team. Depending on the activity, training may be required.

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Citizen Water Quality Monitoring

Help us track levels of E. Coli in highly recreated waterways in the greater Nashville area to develop our predictive modeling software that will be able to advise when the water is safe for public use.

River Cleanups

Whether walking your local greenway or canoeing your favorite section of river, actively removing unwanted debris helps create healthier waterways in Tennessee.

Tree Planting

Join us in the winter months to plant native seedlings along the riparian buffers of creeks and rivers.

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Help spread our mission by joining us at the numerous events we attend around the greater Nashville region!

Office Volunteers


Join us in the office to assist with events, mailings, database management and more!

HCA River Cleanup Group

Corporate Team Opportunities

Breakout of the office and join us on the river to make a difference for our rivers with your coworkers! You can join us for a day of water monitoring, tree planting, or cleaning the river.

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Water Reporter

Download Water Reporter today and join our online community of citizen scientist that help report issue along our waterways.

Want to know more or have questions about volunteering? Email Volunteer, Education and Outreach Program Manger Jane Polansky at janepolansky@harpethriver.org or call (615) 790-9767.