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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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Water Recreation Booms Amidst COVID-19: Some Tips from the Cumberland River Compact!

A sunny Saturday on the Red River in Adams, Tennessee. On your drive, you can see clusters of vehicles pulled off the road at popular bridge crossings where you can hike down to the creek and plop your chairs in the water and the kids can swim. The kayak put-in at the Red River Campground […]

5 Native Plants to Have in your Landscape that Beat the Heat

Summer rainfall in the Cumberland River basin can be unpredictable from year to year. Unless you are able to irrigate or provide water to all the plants in your yard (a more expensive and less water-friendly option) you’re going to want some plants that can withstand a Tennessee summer. When choosing plants for your yard […]

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