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Responsible Recreation in Our Cumberland River Basin

What is the Cumberland River Basin? The Cumberland River Basin is a drainage area made up of 14 sub-watersheds that span over 18,000 square miles of Tennessee and Kentucky.  Our basin is considered to be among the most biodiverse regions in the world! The Cumberland River basin boasts diverse geography, wildlife, culture, and history and […]

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Underwater Rainforests of Life: Stories of Southeastern Biodiversity (with. Dr. Anna George, Tennessee Aquarium)

 Summary: The rivers and streams of the southeastern United States feature astounding biodiversity, warranting the nickname of “underwater rainforests” of life. From the colorful tangerine darter to the charismatic river chub and the prehistoric sturgeon, you can find a little bit of everything in our waterways. Yet we also know these species are threatened […]

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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 […]

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Nashville City Nature Challenge

    The City Nature Challenge is a worldwide event that celebrates biodiversity all around us. The Cumberland River Compact will host the Nashville challenge from April 24th – April 27th this year, so mark your calendars and download the iNaturalist app! This event encourages everyone (parents, kids, families or college students) to learn about […]

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