We Make Sure They Get It
The Cumberland River Basin, one of the most biodiverse regions in the country, encompasses cities, farms, schools, factories, and neighborhoods. We work on the root causes of water pollution, both urban and rural.
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The Cumberland River Compact’s River Talks podcast explores topics related to the health, enjoyment, and protection of the Cumberland River region’s waters, people, and special places.
WE ARE INCLUSIVE.
We engage with all people and areas in our Basin to promote and conserve our water resources in an effort to realize a healthy and sustainable environment.
WE ARE PROACTIVE.
We implement practices that maintain healthy waters and improve stressed habitats throughout the Cumberland River region.
WE ARE EMPOWERING.
We provide education, tools, materials, and experiences to individuals and groups in the Basin, inspiring them to assume active roles in water stewardship.
WE ARE INNOVATIVE.
We seek imaginative, science-based solutions to strategically address challenges to communities throughout the Basin.
The Cumberland River Compact strives to provide clean and abundant water for all life of the Cumberland River basin. Our mission is to enhance the health and enjoyment of the Cumberland River and its tributaries through action, education, and collaboration. Franklin is one of the many places across the Cumberland River basin where we do […]
Summary: The rivers and streams of the southeastern United States feature astounding biodiversity, warranting the nickname of “underwater rainforests” of life. From the colorful tangerine darter to the charismatic river chub and the prehistoric sturgeon, you can find a little bit of everything in our waterways. Yet we also know these species are threatened […]