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Trace Creek in Stephens Valley will be one of the largest suburban stream restoration projects in Tennessee history. Nearly 14,000 feet of stream will be restored and permanently protected.


Projected to be the largest stream restoration in Tennessee, the Cumberland River Compact is taking action to provide clean drinking water and thriving habitat while protecting the Eastern Hemlock along the way.


The journey from biodiverse forest to “moonscape” and back again at the headwaters of the Cumberland River.

Streamlines Sign Up

Streamlines is our monthly newsletter that keeps you up to date on the Cumberland River Compact. Sign up to get updates on the Compact’s work and upcoming volunteer opportunities, events, and workshops.

Land Trust Accreditation

Marking a new chapter in land and water stewardship, the Cumberland River Compact is excited to pursue accreditation by the Land Trust Alliance.

River Friendly Farms

Our River Friendly Farms show a commitment to engaging in farming practices that benefit the waters, soil, and ecosystems of which they are a part. Explore the certified River Friendly Farms of the Cumberland River basin.

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

Learn more about The Basin and The Compact

Our Projects

The best way to learn about the Compact is to look at the projects we take on. The work speaks for itself.

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Volunteer with us!

Keep up with opportunities to help us protect streams in the Cumberland River Basin by visiting our volunteer calendar.

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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.

Join us to protect clean water

Be Part of the Conversation With River Talks

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.

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