The Harpeth River Watershed Association (HWRA), Beaver Creek Hydrology and other partners worked closely to remove a low head dam making the Harpeth River one of only three free-flowing rivers in Tennessee. In 2016, the Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership (SARP) nominated the Harpeth River Lowhead Dam Removal and Stream Restoration Project as one of the National Fish Habitat Partnership’s (NFHP) 10 “Waters to Watch” Legacy projects. It was also recognized with the 2013 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award and in 2012 was named as one of the top 10 “Waters to Watch” by the NFHP.
Ecosystem Investment Partners, Beaver Creek Hydrology and Stream Restoration Specialists formed a comprehensive stream restoration team to develop mitigation sites that include over 56 miles of watershed scale stream and wetland restoration in Kentucky. The photograph above is of the groundbreaking ceremony at the Big Sandy Mitigation Project Site. From left to right: Josh Brock (SRS), Steve Brock (SRS), Brian Belcher (BCH), Case Davis (BCH), Dave Harmon (Kentucky Transportation Cabinet), Murray Starkel (EIP), Colonel Beck (USACE Louisville District) and Adam Rice (Representative from U.S. Congressman Harold Rogers).