Clean Water Protection
Legislative and Regulatory Policy
How Harpeth Conservancy is Working to Help Legislators and Regulators
Advocacy can take a number of forms. Our work on permitting is one of the things we are most involved in. Our work to reduce nutrient pollution on the Harpeth – and statewide — is one of our most important projects. Sometimes, sadly, when other parties won’t comply with the law, we have had to resort to litigation.
We have been actively working collaboratively with many organizations to protect clean and adequate supplies of drinking water.
We are and have been involved for years in attempting to create recreational experiences that don’t overcrowd or overtax our treasured natural areas. Our work on the Harpeth Blueway, for example, led to a statewide permit on stream access points.
And, of course, we encourage everyone to know where their federal, state, and local representatives stand on conservation issues and to let those representative know your views.
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