Recovering Concord Creek

Recovery of Concord Creek

Restoration Success in Concord Creek

A key long-term approach to our restoration work is partnering with farmers and rural property owners and the TN Department of Agriculture to restore streams and improve agricultural production.  We have managed 8 state grants that put over $125,000 into restoration projects around the Harpeth River system in 5 counties which have leveraged another $88,000 in federal Agricultural Resource Conservation Funds.  The types of agricultural practices included: 24 livestock heavy use areas that are designed to reduce erosion, 6 streamside re-vegetation buffer areas, 675 feet of streambank stabilization projects, nearly 20,000 feet of livestock exclusion fencing along streams coupled with 31 watering facilities with 13,000 feet of pipeline, 2 water wells, and 3 specific livestock stream crossings.  In addition to 34 acres of cover crops and nearly 150 acres of forage and biomass planting to reduce erosion.  Concord Creek, located in Rutherford County in the headwaters of the Harpeth, has officially been delisted for water quality impairments by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. This fantastic success shows our restoration projects are working to improve our rivers and protect clean water.  

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