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Three million people and thousands of species depend on clean water from the Cumberland River.

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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. Our efforts in education, restoration, and outreach all contribute to keeping our water healthy.

Clean and abundant water

Our mission is to enhance the health and enjoyment of the Cumberland River and its tributaries through action, education, and collaboration.

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We work on the root causes of water pollution, both urban and rural.

EDUCATION

Our goal is to give people the tools to be smart, impactful stewards of their watershed and to constructively partner in policy planning with government agencies

Education Opportunities

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.

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RECENT BLOGS

THE CHALLENGES, VISION, AND LEADERSHIP THAT LAUNCHED EPA 50 YEARS AGO

The National Stormwater Center is proud to join in celebrating EPA’s 50th birthday, December 2, 2020. In this article, we’ll look back 50 years to see how EPA got its start. The ’60s Awakening A half-century ago, our nation was in the grips of an unpopular war in Vietnam, a maze of new social norms, […]

Notes on Nature: Student Writing Winners

The Cumberland River Compact and SLANT (Student Literary Artists of Nashville, TN) are excited to publish six pieces of original creative writing from our 2020 Notes on Nature competition. Over 90 students submitted work to the inaugural competition. Each student completed one of four nature investigations and then used a writing prompt to guide their […]

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