Our Partners

Supporting clean water fforts.

Our Partners are Dedicated

The Tennessee Riverkeeper works tirelessly to protect the Tennessee River and its tributaries. We couldn’t do this without the support of our Partners.

Our Partners consistently go above and beyond in their efforts to support Tennessee Riverkeeper’s mission.

We thank each of our partners for their generosity and their commitment in helping us – because clean water builds strong communities.

To find out how your business can be recognized as a Business Partner for Clean Water, contact info@tennesseeriver.org.

Help Us Clean Our River – Become a Partner

The commitment and financial support our partners contribute is critical to Tennessee Riverkeeper’s success. There are numerous opportunities for your organization to support our goals.


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Waterkeeper Alliance

Waterkeeper Alliance

Waterkeeper Alliance provides a way for communities to stand up to anyone who threatens this right—from law-breaking corporate polluters to irresponsible governments. On over 260 waterways, from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, the Amazon to the Ganges, Waterkeepers are on patrol, in boats ranging in size from kayaks to research vessels.

Waterkeeper Alliance makes sure that the world’s Waterkeepers are as connected to each other as they are to their local waters, organizing the fight for clean water into a coordinated global movement. United as one powerful force, Waterkeeper Alliance fights for the rights of communities everywhere—as the voice for the world’s waters.

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Patagonia funds hundreds of small-to-medium-sized projects that focus on environmental protection, committing at least 1 per cent of its sales to this purpose each year.

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The Waterwheel Foundation was created by Phish in 1997 to oversee the band’s various charitable activities, which currently include the Touring Division, and the Lake Champlain Initiative.

From its debut through the current tour, the primary mission of WaterWheel’s Touring Division has been to raise funds for a pair-selected non-profit in each community Phish visits while on tour.

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SweetWater Brewing Company

Protecting our waterways is a cause real close to our hearts, because you can’t make good beer without good water. For more than a decade we’ve been teaming up with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance to try to do our part to help raise funds and awareness for the great work they do.

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Environmental Organizations

Tennessee Riverkeeper works closely with other Riverkeeper organizations, SouthWings, and other environmental organizations fighting for clean water, air and food.


Riverkeeper staff with Pat Monahan and Martina McBride.

Riverkeeper staff with Pat Monahan and Martina McBride.


Many musicians support our cause from the Drive-By Truckers who originated in Muscle Shoals and Florence to Phish, The Wailers, Michelle Malone, and many others.

The Tennessee River is also known as “The Singing River” and the Cherokees believed that a muse lived in the river and sang songs to them. Many hit songs have been written or recorded on the Tennessee River, a few hit songs have even been about the Tennessee River or mentioned it specifically. Special thanks to Patterson Hood and Drive-By Truckers for all their wisdom and support. Patterson is from Florence, Alabama across the Tennessee River from Muscle Shoals. He was born into the region’s legendary musical tapestry and is the leader of the Valley’s next generation of music legends. Patterson Hood and his family have played an important role in the creation of Tennessee Riverkeeper. Today the muse in the Singing River continues to inspire musicians in the Shoals area and beyond.

Check out John Legend with David Whiteside in a public service announcement for Tennessee Riverkeeper.

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