Community members are invited to kick off the summer outdoors by joining the Harpeth Conservancy, in partnership with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA), for a hands-on, family friendly, river education event on Saturday, June 1.
From 10 a.m.-noon, attendees will learn about 50-plus species of fish that live in the Harpeth River and get up close and personal with other river critters. The group will meet at the Eastern Flank Battlefield Park canoe access point, located at 1368 Eastern Flank Circle in Franklin. It’s the site of Harpeth Conservancy’s nationally recognized Lowhead Dam Removal and Stream Restoration Project that received the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) 10 “Waters to Watch” Legacy projects.
The free event is a part of Harpeth Conservancy’s Lessons on the Harpeth, a summertime initiative to educate the public about the creatures who live in the river and highlight the extreme diversity of Southeastern rivers (the thirdmost diverse in the world for fish species).
Harpeth Conservancy is a 501(c)(3), science-based conservation organization dedicated to clean water and healthy ecosystems, and is committed to community outreach and education in Middle Tennessee, specifically around the Harpeth River. Its Education Programs are supported by the Barbara J. Mapp Foundation and Middle Tennessee Electric’s Sharing Change Grant.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is an independent state agency that manages fish and wildlife and their habitats. By teaming up with TWRA, Harpeth Conservancy can give field-based education to community members who may not be previously exposed to specific, field-based survey methods.