Public Hearings need to be delayed during COVID-19 state of emergency on 2 upcoming quarry permit proposals in April

ACTION:  Send emails by APRIL 17, Friday, on two upcoming quarry permit public hearings that the state wants to hold by webex.  Encourage TDEC to delay these hearings until the state emergency for the Covid-19 pandemic is lifted and the Center for Disease Control states that it is safe for the public to participate in public hearings. Volunteer Sand…

Americorps Members Serve HC and the Community

(L-R) Americorps members Lily Sronkoski with Plant the Seed and Kaitin Liphart with Richland Creek Watershed Alliance provide tornado relief with Harpeth Conservancy Americorps members Haley Tucker and Meriweather Bean. Three HC Americorps members deployed for tornado recovery Harpeth Conservancy is grateful to currently have three Americorps members, who provide mission focused administrative support, volunteer…

Preserving Rural and Agricultural Land-A Core Focus of Harpeth Conservancy

“The risk of losing Middle Tennessee’s iconic rural lands, agricultural production, and scenic landscapes is very real and is affecting all drinking water supplies and water quality” (The Tennessean, May 17, 2018 Cover Story). Rural land is rapidly disappearing in middle Tennessee—regional planning is needed to preserve our rich history, farmland, waterways, and clean water, not to mention alleviate…

Support the Williamson County Land Use Plan

Contact Mayor Rogers Anderson, County Commissioners and the Planning Commission to THANK THEM for Adopting the Plan   UPDATE:  Historic Votes in early March 2020! County Commission Votes to Endorse the Plan at Monday’s meeting:  20-1!   (March 9, 2020) Press on County Commission Vote:  Tennessean, Williamson Herald.    Planning Commission Votes 8-2 to Adopt the Plan!  (March 12,…

Metro Nashville (& TN Water & Wastewater Finance Board) Approve Metro Nashville Water & Sewer Rate Hikes

Continued Monitoring Required Yesterday (December 4, 2019), the Metro Nashville Council approved water and sewer rate increases.   On November 21, 2019, I (Jim Redwine, VP & COO of Harpeth Conservancy) participated in the TN Water & Wastewater Finance Board hearing concerning the proposed Metro Nashville water & sewer rate increases.   I serve as the environmental…

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Summer Internships

If you are a college or post-graduate level student who is looking for an internship course credit during the school year or summer, please contact us. We are interested in students in the sciences, communications, law, environmental education, engineering, and others. We recruit interns every summer to assist us with many different aspects of our…

River Swing Breaks Records!

River Swing 2019 Breaks Records! October 4, 2019Contact: Haylee Hall, 615.585.8400 OCTOBER 4, 2019—Harpeth Conservancy’s 16th Annual River Swing set records for attendance and money raised, according to an announcement today by Dorene Bolze, president and CEO of the science-based river conservation organization. Bolze said more than 730 supporters attended the event last Saturday evening…

Harpeth Conservancy to Dismiss Appeal of Permit for Franklin Sewage Treatment Plant

River conservation group cites city’s commitment and continues to seek collaborative approaches to reducing pollution in the Harpeth River See PDF format here.  FRANKLIN, TENN, March 26, 2019—In an effort to foster a more collaborative approach to restoring water quality in the Harpeth River, Harpeth Conservancy today announced that it and the City have agreed to…