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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. We work on the root causes of water pollution, both urban and rural.

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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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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RECENT BLOGS

Hot in Here: Nashville’s Urban Heat Island, Impacts, and Mitigation Efforts

Hot in Here: Nashville’s Urban Heat Island, Impacts, and Mitigation Efforts  SUBSCRIBE TO RIVER TALKS ON APPLE PODCASTS, SPOTIFY, OR GOOGLE Summary: The Summer of 2022 is already the second hottest summer in Nashville on record. And it’s not over yet. Urban areas like Nashville experience a phenomenon known as the Urban Heat Island Effect, which means […]

Teens learned leadership skills at the 2022 Nashville Youth Climate Summit

Climate change is an ever growing concern here in Nashville and in the wider world. Despite the fact that it was older generations who set climate change in motion, youth are the most at risk to its consequences. As a result, young people have defined themselves as leaders, advocates, and the voices of the climate […]

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