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Water as a Human Right: History of Water in Tennessee

  This post is a transcription of the Water as a Human Right: History of Water in Tennessee episode in our River Talks podcast.   Catherine Price: Welcome to the Cumberland River Compact’s River Talks podcast. Our podcast explores topics related to the health, enjoyment, and protection of the Cumberland River basin’s, water, people, and special […]


Trees Give Hope in 2020

It’s been a hard year: tornado, derecho, pandemic. Yet in the midst of the many and varied losses, trees became a symbol of hope more than ever — a sign of brighter days ahead. Business as Usual 2020 for the Cumberland River Compact began as usual, with trees. During the colder months, the Compact staff […]


How to Build a Rain Garden

Rain Gardens are like a sponge –they soak up water, clean pollutants, and slowly release it back into the ground. What is a Rain Garden and What Does it Do? After rainfall hits the ground, it becomes “runoff” and begins its journey back to a waterway, picking up any harmful chemicals or pollutants on its […]


Why We Need Trees More Than Ever.

If you’re reading this, you’ve most likely been stuck in your home for over a week now, you’re attempting to work if you are fortunate to still be employed, or you are doing your best to ride out this difficult and trying situation. WE ARE WITH YOU! While we’re relying on the internet to stay […]


Your Guide to a Zero-Waste Event in The River Center

  Implementing green practices at your next event is easier than you think. Recycling, composting, and simple reusable decor are just a few ways to lower your impact on the environment. With Nashville becoming a more sustainable city alternative options are more accessible than ever. Find the Perfect Green Event Space Find a venue that […]


Our Water. Our Future.

Meet the Cumberland River Compact. Our mission is to enhance the health and enjoyment of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. We are 60% water The human body is 60% water. Babies are born at about 75% water. For anyone that lives in the 18,000 square mile reaches of the Cumberland River Basin, you ARE […]