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A Common Goal Through Food and Water

Read this blog post, written with The Nashville Food Project, to learn about how small farms and sustainable farming advocates are working together to change the food landscape of Middle TN.

5th Annual Hellbender on the River

The Compact’s beloved live music benefit, Hellbender on the River, returns to Nashville on June 21st, 2024. Learn more and get your tickets today!

I Never Thought of Tennessee as a Prairie State - I Was Wrong.

Did you know that Tennessee used to be home to sprawling native grasslands? Read the new blog post to find out why these diverse habitats disappeared - and how the Compact is restoring them.

Depaving Nashville to Improve Water Quality

The Compact’s Depave program is decreasing pollution from stormwater runoff by turning underutilized paved lots into green spaces. Read the blog post to learn more about the benefits of removing impervious surfaces from cities and to see how you can get involved.

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.

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.

5 Years (And Counting) of the Nashville Youth Climate Summit

The Cumberland River Compact is proud to host Tennessee’s only student-led youth climate program, now in its fifth year. Read more about the program’s outcomes and impacts on our blog.

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