programs

River Restoration

Harpeth Conservancy's Science & Restoration program plans and implements projects that protect and improve water quality and ecosystem health in Tennessee rivers. These projects can be divided into two categories: (1) River Science Research and (2) River Restoration.​

What We Do

Harpeth Conservancy’s River Restoration program plans and implements projects that protect and improve water quality and ecosystem health for rivers in Middle Tennessee. We carry out a large variety of restoration projects every year, with assistance from experts, dedicated volunteers, governmental agencies, corporate partners, civic groups, and other watershed stakeholders. Our restoration efforts, ranging from river cleanups to streambank stabilization, ultimately reduce pollution in the river, enhance habitats, and protect aquatic wildlife. If you would like to get involved with our restoration projects, please check out our volunteer opportunities or contact Marie at mariecampbell@harpethriver.org.

Latest Posts

Clean Water Protection

Branching out: Native Trees for Clean Water!

When we choose to prioritize planting these native trees, it becomes a profound way to not only connect with our local ecosystem but also to contribute to the enduring health of our rivers and waterways.

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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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