TCWN Opposes Any Attempt by the Mining Industry to Remove Federal Oversight of Tennessee's Mining Program. To learn more, click here.
We had a great day on the Wolf River Channel on October 5, 2013! 50 teams competed for the Gold, Silver and Bronze cups. To see the winners, go to our facebook page here.
UTK goes orange - with stormwater
TCWN's Report on TDEC's Enforcement Program
TCWN is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation working on behalf of the environment, clean water and public health. Donations to the organization are tax-deductible.
TCWN empowers Tennesseans to exercise their right to clean water and healthy communities by fostering civic engagement, building partnerships and advancing and when necessary, enforcing water policy for a sustainable future.
Our Statement of Principles
Water is the common thread that ties all life together. Maintaining clean water protects the health of our families and provides numerous recreational opportunities while sustaining plants, animals, and aquatic life. Tennessee's waters are among our most precious natural resources. Since these resources continue to be polluted by toxins and other pollutants from some industry, sewage plants, runoff, potential threats from outside TN watersheds and other sources, critical aquatic ecosystems will continue to be lost or degraded, and the health of our residents and our ecosystems remain threatened. TCWN will work to protect the water resources of Tennessee.
Scope of work
TCWN seeks to educate and build support among organizations, decision-makers, businesses and the public about important water resource issues. TCWN provides a vehicle for networking between organizations and individuals in order to answer tough questions, get advice and gather needed support to ensure the protection of Tennessee's waters.
A Brief History
In 1998, citizen watershed groups from across Tennessee met to address clean water issues and discuss the future of the watershed movement in the state. These watershed representatives agreed that a statewide organization was needed that would provide leadership on critical clean water issues and also offer capacity building and technical assistance for effective watershed associations. While numerous organizations had been successful in protecting individual waterbodies or advocating for better clean water policies, the need was recognized for greater communication, networking, and coordination for stronger protection of our state’s waters. Based on these needs, TCWN was formed.