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.
Advocacy Action Alert: Support the creation of a TN Office of Outdoor Recreation
The legislative season is upon us and we have an unusual opportunity to join forces to create a Tennessee Office of Outdoor Recreation (OREC) in
Harpeth Conservancy Monitoring the Development of “Ariza Bellevue” Project
Important Links: Bellevue Strong, Community Organization Site Ariza Bellevue, Developer’s Site Petition against new development in ‘flood-vulnerable’ area reaches 1,800 signatures (3/9/23: WSMV4) Bellevue development
Discharge Permit for Franklin Sewer Treatment Plant
Email Petition Instructions: Use our email petition form to the left in order to send a message to Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)
Action Alert: Franklin Sewer Permit
YOUR ATTENDANCE AT THE AUGUST 30, 2022 PUBLIC HEARING AND WRITTEN COMMENTS TO TDEC ARE CRITICAL! THE HARPETH RIVER IS STILL IMPAIRED, BUT THE DRAFT
HC and others Comment on Cookeville Wastewater Treatment Plant Renewal
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