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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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Moving Beyond Plastic

If you’re reading this, you probably already do your best to eliminate the pesky plastics in your life. We all want to live in a cleaner, healthier world free of the burden of unmanaged, single-use plastics. And you probably know that the challenge is a difficult one! So let’s just set the tone of this […]

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Snakes in the Cumberland River Basin 101

Spending your summers outside in Middle Tennessee means you have a high likelihood of running into three things that can make your hair stand up. Ticks, poison ivy, and snakes. I won’t attempt to change your mind on the first two, but snakes play an important role in our area and pose a far less […]

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Top 3 Impairments to Water Quality in the Basin

Water is ever-changing. And as it changes, so too does it shape and change its environment, our environment. When it comes to understanding the water quality of the Cumberland River basin, there are many factors to consider; from known activities impacting water quality, all the way down to the presence of tiny “bugs” that indicate […]

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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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