Introducing…the Harpeth Conservancy!


The Board of Directors and Advisory Council are pleased to announce the we are changing our name to Harpeth Conservancy from Harpeth River Watershed Association today.   The name change is part of a re-branding effort over the past year and a half that involved the Board, Advisory Council, and key stakeholders in articulating a new vision, mission, and graphic identity.   
OUR VISION:  Clean water and healthy ecosystems for the rivers of Tennessee championed by the people who live here.
Our new name, Harpeth Conservancy, better communicates who we are, what we do, where we work and how we serve:

  • Harpeth Conservancy is more closely aligned with our mission to restore and protect clean water and healthy ecosystems for rivers in Tennessee by employing scientific expertise and collaborative relationships to develop, promote and support broad community stewardship and action.

  • Harpeth Conservancy reflects our broader role as a science-based conservation organization working to protect rivers and clean water across Tennessee.

  • Harpeth Conservancy emphasizes our collaborative approach to achieve national and state water quality standards that protect public health and wildlife. It captures the spirit of our work with landowners, businesses, communities, local, state and federal decision makers and others to foster solutions that reduce pollution and maintain healthy areas.  
Also as part of the re-branding work and expansion, the Board recently approved a new corporate leadership structure with the new officer positions of President/CEO and Vice President/COO.  Dorene Bolze, the founding Executive Director, is now the President/CEO.  Jim Redwine, Esq., is now the Vice President/COO.  
In addition, Dan Fitzgerald, who earned his Ph.D. in wildlife and fisheries science from Texas A & M University, recently started in the new senior position of Director for Watershed Science and Restoration.   
Harpeth Conservancy remains committed to the State Scenic Harpeth River and to building and expanding on the successes we have achieved over the past 15 years.  In fact, we are intensifying our efforts in water quality assessment, land use, river restoration, outreach and recreation programs in the Harpeth as part of larger initiatives statewide and as pilot and demonstration programs to protect rivers in Tennessee and around the country.  

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