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Clean Water Protection
Harpeth Conservancy believes that to realize our vision of clean water and healthy ecosystems for rivers in Tennessee championed by the people who live here, we must be actively engaged in helping to shape water policy.
What we do
Harpeth Conservancy is at the helm of statewide clean water policy. Four of our staff members serve in leadership positions related to policy and advocacy. Grace Stranch, Vice President & COO of Conservation and Policy, sits on the Mayor’s Sustainability Advisory Committee and the Mayor’s Special Solid Waste and Recycling Commission, both for Metro Nashville. Dr. Ryan Jackwood, Watershed Science and Restoration Program Director, sits on the Tennessee Stormwater Association board. Jim Redwine, Senior Policy Advisor, was appointed by Governor Haslam as a representative of Environmental Interests for the Water and Wastewater Financing Board. Dorie Bolze, President & CEO, has led stormwater management work for 20 years and is the past Chair of the Williamson County Stormwater Appeals board.
On June 2, 2022, Harpeth Conservancy along with the TN Chapter of the Sierra Club (TNSC), and Brian Paddock (a Cookeville environmental lawyer) sent comments
On June 1, 2022, Harpeth Conservancy sent comments to the Nashville District of the US Army Corps of Engineers on the Center Hill Dam and
Excessive nutrient and microbial contamination of surface waters contribute to poor water quality that threatens environmental and human health. Nutrients drive increased occurrence and severity
BIG SUCCESS! Franklin Mayor and Aldermen Voted to Deny Brownland Farm Controversial Extensive Floodplain Development Proposal April 26
BIG SUCCESS: Franklin Mayor and Aldermen voted UNANIMOUSLY to DENY this Controversial Rezoning and Development Proposal Because of the Extensive Alteration of the Floodplain and