Written by Todd Michaels Turn the faucet on, and you’ll think the water can run forever. But water is a precious resource, and if reservoirs
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 email@example.com.
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.
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. Sign up for one of our volunteer opportunities here! Please note: Harpeth Conservancy is transitioning to POINT App to post, promote, and manage all volunteer offerings for individuals and groups. We appreciate your patience as we transition to a platform that allows the type of volunteer engagement, experience, and impact tracking that best suits our incredible volunteer community! For more info or questions, contact Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
We wanted to know what the experts were saying in regards to emerging water quality issues here in Tennessee. And so, for our July Conservation
I grew up with a skewed perspective on dams. In my mind, all dams were massive and monolithic. And that makes sense given that I
After the crazy year we’ve had already, we couldn’t wait to dive into this month’s Conservation Conversations topic: Flooding in Tennessee. Nashville in particular has
Together we’ve gone out and removed invasive privet, planted native tree saplings, and learned how to cultivate our gardens. We got further into the weeds