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Trees Please! 

It is tree planting time at the Cumberland River Compact. Trees are the most effective way that we have to help filter rain water and improve the health of our local streams. They provide shade, prevent erosion, and provide habitat for wildlife. Be a sweetheart this February and plant some trees!

VOlunteers plant trees to improve riparian buffer

Our volunteers got busy right away this year, helping with our efforts to restore the riparian buffer by planting tree seedlings in Pennington Bend, an area which is still recovering from the 2010 flood. A huge thanks to our friends at Cornerstone Church for volunteering their time and energy!

5th Annual Seedling Giveaway!

FEBRUARY 10, 2:00PM - 5:00 PM
FREE TREES! Just in time for Valentine's Day, we are giving away free bare-root tree seedlings! Give your sweetheart a gift that will last many lifetimes
Species include:
American Sycamore | Chinkapin OakNorthern Red Oak
Shumard Oak | Sweet Pecan
No need to reserve your trees in advance, just come to our office between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM to retrieve your trees! These little babies are delicate and need to be planted quickly so make sure you have time to plant them within 3 days of receiving your trees! 
NON-DAVIDSON COUNTY RESIDENTS: Limit one dozen per person. 

Looking for MORE TREES?

The Cumberland River Compact is  proud to be a sponsor of the Tennessee Environmental Council’s 100K Tree Day on February 25! We hope that you will join us for this exciting state wide tree planting effort! 
Register Here

How to Plant a Tree Seedling

If you are planning to plant some trees this season, you may want to check out this useful video that our friend, John McFadden at the Tennessee Environmental Council created.
Photo by Chuck Sutherland
Photo by Chuck Sutherland
It's a Fact! 

Did you know that a typical middle-sized tree intercepts around 2400 gallons of water a year?! That is 2400 gallons of water captured and  filtered, thereby improving water quality, and reducing stormwater runoff and flooding.


Conservation in the Brazilian Amazon: Private Landowners Taking a Stand Through Aliança da Terra

Thursday, February 9, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM

We are excited to kick of the season with a special evening event featuring John Cain Carter, Founder of Aliança da Terra. Join us as John discusses his groundbreaking efforts to change the market ecosystem in Brazil and prevent the destruction of the Amazon Basin. 

The Adventure II Project: The 1976 Reenactment of Donelson’s Voyage

In 1976, James Caldwell and the late Mrs. Katherine Barnes organized The Adventure II Project. Several hundred travelers in authentic period attire joined James and Katherine on this flatboat and dugout canoe trip that retraced John Donelson's historic 1779 venture from Kingsport, TN to what is now Nashville (1006 river miles). Join us as James shares his experience reenacting this landmark event! 
Will the Water Run Out?
More than 100 people are moving to our region each day. How is Middle Tennessee preparing for this new demand on its fresh water supply? Join us as Bob Freudenthal, Executive Director of the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts, discusses our regional water supply planning. 
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