Our Impact

Riverkeeper's work protects your water

Tennessee Riverkeeper is Dedicated to Protecting the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers

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

Please join Riverkeeper today.  The more members we have the stronger we become in protecting your water.

“The Cumberland and Tennessee River are among the most biologically diverse watersheds in the world.  Tennessee Riverkeeper exists primarily for the people to protect the water for improved public health and the betterment of communities.” – David Whiteside, Executive Director & Riverkeeper

Volunteer Impact

In 2016, more than 95 volunteers donated over 300 hours of service to Tennessee Riverkeeper.

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

Legal Victories

Tennessee Riverkeeper has legally addressed over 40,000 Clean Water Act violations since the organization was founded in 2009. Click here to see our legal actions.

Read more about our major victories below.


Learn More

Our newsletters provide updates about our work and our achievements. Visit our newsletter archives below.

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