Nissan supports HRWA efforts to protect Harpeth River

Nissan announces a $50,000 program grant to the Harpeth River Watershed Association (HRWA) for the long-term protection and restoring of Harpeth River and its tributaries.

Outside Amazon and Mekong, the Harpeth River is a unique river that contains a greater variety of aquatic life than anywhere else in the world, which flows near the Nissan Americas headquarters in Franklin.

The funding will support HRWA’s Water Quality & Sustainability Program efforts that will help in restoring the quality of water to meet state standards for public health and wildlife.

This effort will benefit the communities surrounding Harpeth River Watershed across Rutherford, Williamson, Davidson, Hickman, Dickson and Cheatham counties.

Additionally, these funds will support HRWA’s River Restoration & Wildlife Protection Program meant for various stream clean-ups and restoration.

Nissan, makers of the electric version Nissan Leaf is pioneers in automotive sustainability, being ranked as number four among the Best Global Green Brands by Interbrand.

Partnership with Nissan will help in restoring and protecting the Harpeth River and demonstrating processes that help improve water quality for all Tennesseans, said, Dorene Bolze, executive director, HRWA.

Supporting these kinds of environmental initiatives is a priority for Nissan and this partnership with HRWA will help to develop Nissan Green Program, aiming the release of the environmental burden of its business activities.

In addition to funding, Nissan will be the Presenting Sponsor for annual River Swing on to be held on the bank of the Harpeth River soon. Proceeds from the River Swing dinner and silent auction will supplement the fund.

Moreover, Nissan LEAF will be on display at the River Swing, during the event.