Ensuring a bright future for Nashville's Waterways

Who we are

Through educational opportunities, outreach events, public awareness, these five Middle Tennessee non-profits work to enhance the overall health of our water.

Cumberland River Compact

The Cumberland River Compact’s mission is to enhance the health and enjoyment of the Cumberland River and its tributaries through education, collaboration, and action.

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Harpeth Conservancy

Since 1999, the Harpeth Conservancy’s mission is to restore and protect clean water and healthy ecosystems for rivers in Tennessee. We employ scientific expertise and collaborative relationships to develop, promote and support broad community stewardship and action.

The Nature Conservancy

Our mission is to conserve the land and waters on which all life depends. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.

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Richland Creek Watershed Alliance

The Richland Creek Watershed Alliance’s mission is to educate, advocate and participate in activities and scientific research that improve, protect and enhance the sustainability of the Richland Creek watershed.

Tennessee Environmental Council

Tennessee Environmental Council’s mission is to educate and advocate for the conservation and improvement of Tennessee’s environment, communities, and public health since 1970.

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Why did we form Nashville Waterways Consortium?

With 250 miles of Nashville’s waterways already in need of repair, the area’s continued rate of growth threatens to place unimaginable demands on our natural water resources, unless we do something today.

  • Greater risk of pollutants in our streams
  • More pavement and increased risk of flooding
  • Larger population demanding more clean water