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No Mow April

April is Earth Month, and the Compact is encouraging Nashvillians to promote biodiversity and mitigate stormwater runoff by letting their lawns grow. Reserve a yard sign now to be a part of this initiative.

Become a Monthly Donor in April

Support water conservation by becoming a monthly donor during Earth Month. Your support will make a difference for rivers, creeks, and streams across 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.

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.


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.

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.

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

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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.

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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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