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Franklin Water Week 2023

April 30 - May 7

Franklin Water Week returns April 30th to May 7th 2023.

Join the Cumberland River Compact in celebrating Water Week in the City of Franklin! Businesses and organizations across the city are invited to share the importance of clean and abundant water. Each day of Water Week will feature different ways to get involved in protecting clean water in your community. 


Businesses and community organizations can participate in Franklin Water Week in many different ways! You can share information on your social media channels, hang up a Water Week poster, join our Adopt-a-Stream program in your neighborhood, donate a prize to giveaway throughout the week, or host the Cumberland River Compact staff in your store.

If you are interested in participating in Franklin Water Week, please reach out to

Franklin Water Week Events:

April 29th: City of Franklin Arbor Day Celebration at Pinkerton Park. (10am-12pm)

Come say hello the Cumberland River Compact and other community partners who will share how trees and other green practices can improve water quality.

April 29th: Franklin Farmer’s Market Pop-Up (8am-12pm)

Support local food and learn how River Friendly Farms help support clean and abundant water in the Harpeth River watershed.

May 6th: Rain Garden Planting and Maintenance at Harlinsdale Park (TBD)

Volunteer with the Cumberland River Compact to improve rain gardens at Harlinsdale Park. You will help replant and replace plants to make the garden more beautiful and more functional! Rain gardens help slow down and naturally infiltrate stormwater preventing pollution from entering nearby waterways. Registration coming soon! 

About the Harpeth River Watershed:

The Harpeth River watershed includes all lands and waters that drain to the Harpeth River–about 863 square miles! The Harpeth River itself is 125 miles long, originating in headwater streams near the small town of Eagleville. The City of Franklin withdraws water from both the Harpeth River and the Cumberland River, where the Harpeth drains. En route to the Cumberland River, the Harpeth takes on the Little Harpeth, Big Turnbull Creek, and Jones Creek. Keep an eye out for river otters within the watershed. They’re making a comeback, and families of as many as 17 have been spotted! If it’s birding you’re into, head to Radnor. Many species of waterfowl have made the park their winter destination of choice and species include wood duck, canvasback, gadwall, bufflehead, American black duck, and more.

The Harpeth River is not immune to the impacts of pollution. The most common water issues within the Harpeth River Watershed are sediment pollution, altered streamside vegetation, and pathogen pollution. The sources of impairment include agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and land development.

Thankfully, there are many people dedicated to keeping the Harpeth River clean. The Cumberland River Compact is just one organization that works on water health in Franklin. The Harpeth Conservancy has also done excellent work supporting water quality in the region–you can check out their projects and work on their website.


April 30
May 7
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