Fall 2019 River Talks Schedule

An education series held September-November, 2019, at the Cumberland River Center in downtown Nashville, featuring a variety of discussions which bring experts, artists, researchers, professionals, and characters of the river together to share their knowledge and expertise.

All Events Free & Open to the Public

SEPT 26TH @ 12PM – The importance of water quality and microplastics in the Tennessee River and Beyond, with Dr. Martin Knoll, Professor of Geology, Sewanee

OCT 3RD @ 12PM – The Southeastern Hellbender Conservation Initiative”  Restoring habitat for the Eastern hellbender on private lands, with Kat Diersen, South Representative, Defenders of Wildlife

OCT 10TH @12PM – Federal Rollbacks, Local Impacts: How national policies affect Tennessee’s clean water, with Amanda Garcia, Southern Environmental Law Center

OCT 17TH @ 12PM – River North: A look at Nashville’s bold riverfront development, with Hal B. Clark, Principal at Civil Site Design Group

OCT 24TH @ 12PM – The Taming of the Cumberland: A brief history of floods, locks and dams on the Cumberland River & its tributaries, with Dr. Carole Bucy, Davidson County Historian

NOV 7TH @ 6:30PM (Jackalope Brewing Co.) – Tennessee’s Sustainable Spirits, with representatives from TDEC’s Sustainable Spirits Initiative

NOV 14TH @ 12PM – Tennessee’s Historic Bridges: TDOT’s historic preservation successes, with Tammy Sellers, Assistant Director, Environmental Division, Tennessee Department of Transportation