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HRWA is looking for volunteers October 19-20 and October 25-26


 Help with the construction of a new canoe access point on the Harpeth  River.  We will be building timber stairs for the canoe access at the  former lowhead dam site, now known as the Eastern Flank Canoe  Access. HRWA is coordinating with the City of Franklin and TN Scenic  Rivers Association. 


 Weekends of:

          Oct. 19th-20

          Oct. 25th-26th 

If you are interested in being a part of this project that will benefit river recreation please contact Patty Shultz at, (615-376-9226) or Blake Sage at, (757-593-1258)! You will not be required to stay for the entire day, anytime volunteered would be appreciated. We are looking for those who can commit from 9-1pm or 1-5pm shifts.


Come prepared for construction type work. We will provide gloves, water and snacks. Hope to see you out there for a fun day of work! Directions and more details will be provided to those interested.


  Volunteers needed for these Dates:


                                  Friday, Oct.18 - 2 or 3 volunteers from 9am to 3pm..


Saturday, Oct. 19: Thanks Bell Construction-first big build day. 
            Sunday, October 20-need 2 groups of 10 for morning or afternoon shifts
         Saturday, Oct 25-needs 2 groups of 10 for morning or afternoon shifts


                                         Sunday, Oct 26- needs 2 groups of 10 for morning or afternoon shifts


For more information or to sign up, please contact  

Patty Shultz at, (615-376-9226) or 

Blake Sage at, (757-593-1258)





HRWA is looking for tree planting sites throughout the watershed
Do you know of a location that looks like this?


We are looking for areas where:

  • Trees and stream bank vegetation were washed away in the 2010 flood, leaving the stream bank bare. 

  • The river is eroding the banks away and exposing soil (Soil is a leading cause of pollution in the Harpeth River Watershed!). 

  • The stream bank has been mowed to the edge and cooperating owners would like to reforest their property and stabilize the stream bank.  (At least 35 ft)

  • We are NOT limited to just the Harpeth River Watershed!!  

HRWA will be accepting emails and phone calls with potential tree planting sites from September 15th through October 31st. 
Please email Michelle Barbero at or call her at (615) 210-1974. 
Serious inquiries only please. 
We will be assessing sites, prioritizing, and planting from January through March 2014. 


HRWA's 2013 stream cleanups were a HUGE SUCCESS!!

Over the summer, our amazing volunteers removed nearly
10 TONS of debris from Nashville streams!!!


The Nashville Waterway Cleanup Project is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency, Impact Nashville, Hands On Nashville, Cumberland River Compact, Harpeth River Watershed Association, Creek Watershed Alliance and Whites Creek Watershed Alliance to advance the long-term recovery of Davidson County waterways in the wake of the May 2010 flood.

Thank you to all volunteers who contributed to our 2013 Stream Cleanups!

  • Donelson Christian Academy

  • Lipscomb University

  • Ensworth High School

  • Nashville Young Adult Volunteers (YAVs)

  • Poplar Grove Middle School's Green Team

  • The Wyman Center of St. Louis, MO

  • Whole Foods Market in Franklin

  • Young Adults from the Metro LDS Churches

  • AmeriCorps NCCC River 6 Team

  • Cross Point Church Volunteers

  • And the MANY individuals who signed up to lend a hand! 

To view all our photos, please visit HRWA's Facebook page!



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