Our Impact

Our work protects our water.

Tennessee Riverkeeper Dedicated to Protecting the Tennessee River

The organization’s mission is to protect the Tennessee River and its tributaries from illegal pollution by enforcing environmental laws and educating the public.

We are proud of our work and look forward to continue to make progress cleaning up the Tennessee River and watershed.

“The Tennessee River basin is one of the most biologically diverse watersheds in the world. Tennessee Riverkeeper exists primarily for the people to protect the river and its tributaries for the citizens of the Tennessee Valley for improved public health and the betterment of communities.” – David Whiteside, Executive Director & Riverkeeper

Volunteer Impact

In 2015, more than 55 volunteers donated over 250 hours of service to Tennessee Riverkeeper.

Help us continue to make and impact, consider volunteering with the Tennessee Riverkeeper. We offer a wide range of events that are fun and rewarding. Learn more.

Legal Victories

Tennessee Riverkeeper has legally addressed over 38,930 Clean Water Act violations since the organization was founded in 2009. Download PDF to view legal actions taken.

Read more about our major victories below.


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