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IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!

It's so easy to join the Cumberland River Compact and there are GREAT reasons to become a member in 2017! Our membership calendar gets off to a great start this year on Thursday, March 30th, with an Open House and Cocktail Party for Members at the River Center. We have member-only outings in the watershed scheduled this year in April and June so far — and promise to show you some of the real hidden jewels of the Cumberland. In September, members will return to Historic Rugby for a weekend of hiking at the Big South Fork. And, of course, all Compact members receive an invitation to the greatest Christmas Party in Music City. Compact members receive fantastic discounts with local outfitters too. It’s only $25 to become a member, and for $50 the whole family can join!
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CONSERVATION IN THE BRAZILIAN AMAZON: PRIVATE LANDOWNERS TAKe A STAND THROUGH ALIANÇA DA TERRA


Discussion with John Carter
John Carter is the founder of Aliança da Terra, a private land conservation movement in the Amazon Basin that grew out of his experiences as a rancher in a remote region of Brazil. By working to provide producers with powerful market-based incentives to adopt sustainable practices, Aliança da Terra has become a beacon of hope in a region that is facing total annihilation over the next twenty years as a result of intensive and destructive ranching practices.

John will tell the fascinating story of how the movement started, from working with pioneer farmers and ranchers to training and leading indigenous wild-land firefighters. His Nashville-based for-profit company, Aliance Comercial, takes this initiative a stage further, by assuring consumers that the products they use are of a high quality and fully traceable. We are delighted to have John as a speaker for what promises to be a great evening.
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Harpeth Hall Winterim


We have had so much fun this month teaching Harpeth Hall students about the Cumberland River during their Winterim month. The course — funded by the Henry Laird Smith Foundation — has included a range of topics, including natural history, geology, biology, art, history, technology and math. We are planning to develop this into an online resource for schools and home-school networks throughout the Watershed, so stay tuned!

SAVE THE DATE:
COMPACT ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN APRIL 22

This year, in collaboration with the mayor’s Spring Cleaning Day, the Compact invites all of its Adopt-A-Stream groups as well as general volunteers to participate in our county-wide cleanup event. Adopting groups will be hosting cleanups at their adopted sites and there will be various designated sites around the city for general volunteer groups to join in on the fun! 

Courtesy of Metro Beautification and Environment Commission, all cleanup supplies will be provided as well as trash pickup after the event. So gather a group of 10-15 volunteers and stay tuned for more details on registration. 
We hope you will join us for this day of service to clear our local streams of trash and debris!
For more information, please contact Nicholle.

Adopt a Stream in 2017

The Compact would like to encourage your school, business, church, or community group to adopt a stream! As part of the Adopt-A-Stream program, groups agree to clean their stream at least once (preferably twice!) per year. We provide all cleanup supplies, coordinate trash pickup, and we also post a sign with your name on it marking your adoption! 

Check out this map of our current adoptions and look for an available stream near you!  For more information about how you can adopt a stream, please contact Nicholle
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