Make a Difference / Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering to Protect and Restore the Harpeth River



Volunteers are vital to the Harpeth Conservancy's success. Much of our restoration work and community impact relies on the generosity of individuals who give their time and talent to assist on various projects. Harpeth Conservancy has a variety of volunteer opportunities for community members who are interested in protecting and restoring our water resources, acquiring new knowledge and skills, and having a great time! If you are ready to dive in, meet new people, and actively work toward preserving our water resources for future generations, sign up today to join our fantastic volunteer team. Depending on the activity, training may be required. 





Volunteer Opportunities


View a full list of opportunities here 

Browse our calendar of upcoming events here.  

Volunteer projects include:
  • Water quality monitoring
  • Stream clean-ups
  • Tree planting
  • Invasive species removal
  • Bank stabilization
  • Youth education
  • Outreach Events
  • Recreation events


Water Reporter

Become a River Steward and report river problems such as harmful algae blooms, trash, erosion, and more using the Water Reporter. The Water Reporter is a mobile app and a website that uses geo-location services to create an interactive mapping platform and build a living record of experiences and conditions on our waterways. This allows environmental groups and volunteers, like you, to track issues and results in these places.

Learn more and sign up for the Water Reporter today!    



The Tennessee Environmental Council (TEC), Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry (TDA) and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) are partnering to distribute and plant 100,000 native Tennessee trees across our state on Saturday, Feb. 25. The event is being hailed as the single largest community tree planting event in the state’s history. Harpeth Conservancy lead a volunteer group to plant 300 trees at LL Burns Park in Kingston Springs on February 25, 2017.

Weed Wrangle

Weed Wrangle®, is a one-day, citywide, volunteer effort to help rescue our public parks and green spaces from invasive species through hands-on removal of especially harmful trees, vines and flowering plants. Typical unwelcome plants are honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica and L. maackii), Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense), winter creeper (Euonymus fortunei), autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata var. parviflora), English ivy (Hedera helix) and kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata). On Saturday, March 4, Harpeth Conservancy lead a volunteer group to remove invasive plant species along a creek at Warner Nature Center on Highway 100.




If would like to get involved please sign up for volunteering here and tell us a little about yourself and your volunteer interests. Alternatively, you can learn more about volunteer opportunities by contacting us at or 615-790-9767.