Community Engagement

Community engagement is critical to our mission. By fostering an overall sense of stewardship for our rivers and educating the leaders of tomorrow, we are ensuring multi-generational support for clean water protection!


Educating Tomorrow's Leaders

Our Community Engagement program partners with community organizations, schools, faith communities, and the general public to promote awareness of issues relating to clean water protection, foster an appreciation for wildlife and biodiversity, and educate on responsible, safe, and respectful recreational use of our waterways.

If you are a community organization, neighborhood association, school, or faith community and you are interested in partnering with us to learn more about how you can join us in our mission to protect clean water and healthy river ecosystems, reach out to Marie at

Lessons on the Harpeth

"I never teach my students. I only provide conditions in which they can learn."

-Albert Einstein

lessons on the river

Lessons on the River is a fun, hands-on educational experience for people interested in clean water and healthy rivers. These events occur regularly and explore a diverse range of topics related to clean water and local rivers. The goal of these events is for people to gain new knowledge, a desire to help, and basic information about how to make a difference in the areas discussed.  All are welcome and encouraged to come. Check out our calendar to stay updated on upcoming offerings. 

outreach events

We are always searching for ways to spread awareness to all communities in the greater Nashville area. We do so most frequently by participating in all kinds of tabling events, festivals, expos, etc. Some of the festivals we’ve attended recently are Franklin Pumpkin Fest, Franklin River Fest, Bell’s Bend Farm Day, Dancin’ in the District, The Predators’ Craft Beer Festival and more! Check out our calendar to stay updated on where you can find us! 

Volunteer with us

Volunteers are vital to Harpeth Conservancy’s work in policy and advocacy, science and restoration, and community engagement. Opportunities include: citizen water quality monitoring, restoration projects, outreach team, and more. Sign up for one of our volunteer & engagement opportunities here! For more info or questions, contact Marie at

Conservation Conversations

Conservation Conversations, our video format outreach series, was developed during the COVID-19 pandemic to facilitate on-going engagement during that time. Experts were invited to join Harpeth Conservancy staff to present and inform participants about important topics and to explore how each topic connects to our work to protect clean water and healthy river ecosystems. Visit our YouTube channel to watch recordings of previous discussions or check out our blog to read about past presentations.


We created Citizen Action Guides (CAGs) as part of our effort to empower citizen scientists and give individuals the tools they need to answer the question, “what’s in your river?” These waterproof booklets are full of information about all kinds of species found in the Harpeth River and are great educational tools for all ages. We also have ample information on our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube channel. Since we share our home with so many extraordinary species, it’s our responsibility to learn about and protect the diversity that makes Tennessee special!

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