River Talks (TN H2O: Tennessee’s Roadmap to Securing the Future of Our Water)

Nicholle Gerde

Join the Cumberland River Compact at their upcoming River Talk! In January 2018, Gov. Haslam announced the appointment of a steering committee of leaders from federal, state and local governments, industry, academia, environmental advocacy groups and public utilities to develop a statewide plan for future water availability in Tennessee. Subject matter experts in various fields were then assembled into working … Read More

River Talks (Saving the Streamside Salamander, an Ephemeral Stream Specialist)

Nicholle Gerde

Join the Cumberland River Compact at their upcoming River Talk! The State Endangered streamside salamander is an incredibly unique amphibian native to the counties surrounding Nashville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee. These salamanders live underground for the majority of the year, but during the winter months, they depend upon the ephemeral streams of Middle Tennessee to breed and lay their eggs. Sadly, … Read More

River Talks (New Discoveries and Lessons of the Past at Mound Bottom)

Nicholle Gerde

Join the Cumberland River Compact at their upcoming River Talk! Hundreds of years before French traders established a trading post along the Cumberland River, the Nashville area was home to an extensive and thriving ancient Native American culture known as the Middle Cumberland Mississippian. From the 11th through 13th centuries AD, the paramount center for this culture was the Mound Bottom … Read More

River Talks (The Language of Water)

Nicholle Gerde

Join the Cumberland River Compact at their upcoming River Talk! We know rivers serve civilizations in vital ways, but this River Talk will explore a role for rivers you might not have considered: as inspiration for poets and writers. In this discussion, we’ll move away from the literal and towards the metaphorical. We’ll exchange scientific and historical language for the … Read More

River Talks (Showing of: “Voyage of Adventure: Retracing Donelson’s Journey”)

Nicholle Gerde

Join the Cumberland River Compact for a film screening of “Voyage of Adventure” with a Q&A session afterward with producer Will Pedigo and John Guider. About the Film: In 1779, John Donelson set out on a river journey that would lead to the founding of Nashville. Photographer John Guider followed 240 years later, capturing contemporary images of Tennessee’s waters in … Read More

Get Food Smart TN Workshop: Educate to Reduce Food Waste

Nicholle Gerde

Join the Tennessee Green Gov for their upcoming event, Get Food Smart TN Workshop: Educate to Reduce Food Waste, as they provide guidance on educating employees and customers about reducing food waste. This workshop will also create a space to share ideas on collaborating to launch a statewide educational campaign to educate Tennesseans on the issue of food waste. The agenda … Read More

The Green Hour

Nicholle Gerde

Join the Tennessee Environmental Council at their upcoming The Green Hour event! This is an opportunity to learn about environmental problems and solutions in Tennessee in the company of others sharing similar interests. The event consists of a brief educational presentation, immediately followed by informal discussion and networking. Each event offers light refreshments, including a featured wine and tasty appetizer … Read More

River Talks (Root Nashville: The City’s Ambitious Tree Planting Campaign)

Nicholle Gerde

Join the Cumberland River Compact at their upcoming River Talks! Root Nashville’s official launch was October 3, 2018. This initiative from the Mayor’s office addresses the loss of Nashville’s tree canopy and how the “It City” can be a greener, healthier city. Join us as we learn more about the Root Nashville campaign to plant 500,000 trees by 2050. Come … Read More

Little Harpeth River Cleanup

Nicholle Gerde

Looking for a way to Be River Responsible this year? Come join the Brentwood Noon Rotary on January 26th from 9am to noon for their 14th Annual Cleanup! Participants will meet at the Brentwood Library at 8:30am for registration and instruction. We hope to see you out there! #BeRiverResponsible #DontBeCrappie #HarpethRiverCleanup Learn more about Harpeth Conservancy’s Be River Responsible program, including some … Read More