Programs

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 leads environmental policy efforts across the state of Tennessee. Our network of partners and collaborators are constantly assessing issues, making recommendations, and commenting on legislation that could affect the health of our waterways.

Latest Posts

Clean Water Protection

Holiday Gift for Lick Creek

In a significant win for clean water advocates, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) made a crucial decision over the holidays to deny

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Clean Water Protection

Duck River Water Withdrawal Permits

Explore how growth in middle Tennessee impacts the biodiverse Duck River, as Harpeth Conservancy actively engages in state hearings and provides expert analysis to shape the first permits for eight utilities. With a 35% increase in withdrawals planned, our focus on science-based solutions aims to ensure safe drinking water, protect the Duck River, and establish a regional management plan. Stay informed with our official comments and insights on our blog, reflecting our ongoing commitment to water management expertise developed over two decades.

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Clean Water Protection

Invasive Plant Removal

Removing invasive plant species helps to prepare room for native plant species that will protect waterways from pollution and provide the appropriate habitat for biodiversity.

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Clean Water Protection

Why Riparian Habitats?

Community River Restoration: Why Riparian Habitats? During the winter season, our river restoration projects focus on two activities that improve water quality and habitats for

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