16th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Nicholle Gerde

Harpeth Conservancy is excited to host another Wild & Scenic Film festival at the Belcourt Theatre, the site of our Inaugural WSFF! The event explores environmental issues through film and promotes community building, inspires stewardship and connects people with volunteerism locally. The goal of the festival this year is to reach more people and to increase community engagement to give … Read More

Farm Day at Bells Bend Outdoor Center

Nicholle Gerde

The Friends of Bells Bend Park are proud to present our Autumn Farm Day . This Year’s festivities will include all of our past traditions: farm animals, hay rides, demonstrations, KidsZone, antique tractors, local vendors and local BBQ. This event is free to the public. Old Time Fiddle and Banjo contests with cash prizes, shade tree pickin’. We encourage all, … Read More

Volunteer: Kayak Cleanup

Nicholle Gerde

You are required to register to reserve a kayak, please register below.  https://crc.kindful.com/register/vol-10122018 Join the Cumberland River Compact, Cumberland Kayak, and Turnip Green Creative Reuse for a fun waterway cleanup! Each time it rains, trash is washed into our waterways, disrupting stream life and its natural beauty. We need your help to clean up the water for both paddlers and wildlife alike! Kayaks, sunscreen, … Read More

The Chestnut Group Painters: Plein Air Painting for Land & Water Conservation

Nicholle Gerde

Join representatives from Friends of The Chestnut Group to learn about how plein air painting is used to promote land and water conservation. Kim Barrick, Tiffany Foss, and Jane Coble will speak about the history of the Chestnut Group and the art of plein art painting. This talk kicks off The Chestnut Group’s show benefiting the Cumberland River Compact. Attendees will have … Read More

River Swing 2018

Nicholle Gerde

An outdoor casual event under the stars along the banks of the State Scenic Harpeth River. Dinner provided by Puckett’s, beverages donated by Lipman Brothers, desserts donated by local partners: Baked in Nashville, dKates Catering and Noshville. Entertainment by John Hermann (Widespread Panic) and Joe Andrews (Old Crow Medicine Show) and friends. Silent Auction including items like: Private Canoe trip … Read More

Open Streets Nashville!

Nicholle Gerde

We are turning the street into a park! Come do whatever you like in the street when we close it to cars on Sunday, October 7 from 2-6pm. Events and activities will span the 1.8 mile route from 12th South to Edgehill Village with participating businesses and partner organizations offering specials, sales, and entertainment. Bring a bike, bring a board, … Read More

2018 Harpeth Hustle Triathlon

Nicholle Gerde

A Paddle Triathlon: 7 Mile Paddle – 3 Mile Run – 11 Mile Bike Benefiting Friends of Harpeth River State Park. 9am Saturday October 6th, 2018. Canoes and Kayaks can be provided. Register and learn more at www.supportapark.com. THE HARPETH HUSTLE TRIATHLON STARTS AT 9:00AM. THERE WILL BE STAGGERED STARTS EVERY 3 – 4 MIN. BEGINNING WITH THE PADDLING PORTION. YOU … Read More

Why protecting Middle Tennessee’s lands and waters is critical for migratory birds

Nicholle Gerde

For those of us who love birds, fall means migration. At Warner Park Nature Center, we have been collecting data on fall migrants for over 35 years. Our research reinforces the importance of protecting our lands and rivers as they are critical habitat stopovers for migratory birds who need healthy and intact habitat to rest, refuel, and seek shelter during this … Read More