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    Opt-in for a "Protecting Rivers and Clean Water" Tennessee Specialty License Plate - FREE!



    The Future of the Harpeth is Now.

    The Future of the Harpeth is in OUR hands...

    and your voice matters!  

    To join the campaign effort, CLICK HERE

  • The "Protecting Rivers and Clean Water" License Plate is on the road to success:

    Click Here to reserve your plate today!

  • The Harpeth River contains fresh water mussels, fish, insects, crustaceans, beavers, otters, and so much more!  Check out our Wacky Wildlife Hall of Fame to learn more! 


    On August 25, 2014  HRWA filed lawsuit against Franklin over Sewer Permit Violations.  Has settled with 2 other sewer plants.

  • HRWA Awarded for Excellence in Natural Heritage for Removal of the Lowhead Dam

    For nearly 50 years, a low-head dam located on the main stem of the Harpeth River in Franklin,TN impounded water and restricted the movement of fish. Removal of the dam in July 2012 made the Harpeth one of the few free-flowing rivers in Tennessee.  Click to read about the The Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award.

  • Thank you for sending your comments to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation on Franklin's water withdrawal permit

    The City of Franklin has once again reapplied for its water withdrawal permit after spending most of last year opposing TDEC's finding that the City's current permit restrictions aren't stringent enough to prevent the Harpeth's degradation.   Your voice matters!  The City's water withdrawal must not degrade the Harpeth River.


Volunteer Opportunities

Take a look at the wide variety of volunteer opportunities we have, from stream clean-ups to tree plantings to water quality monitoring!

Specialty License Plates

Buy our specialty license plate that will fund more great programs to protect clean water in the Harpeth River Watershed and TN!

River Swing 2015

Save the Date ...

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Click to view Sponsorship details

Click to view 2014 photos


About our Watershed

Keep up to date on the latest news about what HRWA and our partners are doing to protect your natural resources.