Harpeth Conservancy
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215 Jamestown Park, Suite 101
Brentwood, TN 37027
Organization Details

Executive Director

Executive Director Ms. Grace Stranch
E-mail gracestranch@harpethriver.org
Term Start September 2021
Grace's Experience: Grace Stranch joined Harpeth Conservancy as COO in September 2021. As of April 2023, Grace is Harpeth Conservancy's CEO. Prior to joining the team, Grace practiced law full time at Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, PLLC, now Stranch, Jennings & Garvey, PLLC. She has engaged in environmental work across the world and has over 15 years of experience organizing around environmental issues in Tennessee. As a native Nashvillian, she grew up playing on the Harpeth River and continues to love spending time in nature. Grace received her B.A. in international studies from Rhodes College and her J.D. from University of Tennessee College of Law. Based on her significant community involvement, Grace was honored with the 2020 Athena Young Professional Award and Metro Council Resolution RS220-457.

Senior Staff

Name Title
Ms. Haylee Hall Development Director
Ms. Dorie Bolze President
Dr. Ryan Jackwood Director of Watershed Science and Restoration


Full Time Staff 8
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 500
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 100%

Plans & Policies

Does your organization have a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Does your organization have a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 1
When was the Strategic Plan adopted? April 2018
Does your organization have a Management Succession Plan? Yes
Does your organization have a Policy and Procedure Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Does the organization have a Whistle Blower Policy? Yes
Does the organization have a Document Destruction Policy? Yes


Is there a formal evaluation for... Frequency (if applicable)
CEO/Executive Director Yes Annually
Senior Management Yes Annually
Non-Management Yes Annually


Affiliation Year
American Rivers 2015
AmeriCorps VISTA 2012
Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network 2000
Dickson County Chamber of Commerce 2008
Nashville Chamber of Commerce 2010
River Network 2002
Williamson County Chamber of Commerce 2000


Award / Recognition Organization Year
Aquatic Resources and Conservation Award TN Department of Environment and Conservation 2004
Aquatic Resources Conservation Award TN Department of Environment and Conservation 2002
Governor's Environmental Stewardship Award for Excellence in Natural Heritage Governor's Office, State of Tennessee 2013
Legacy Project for 10 Waters to Watch- for Lowhead Dam removal project National Fish Habitat Partnership 2016
President of the US River's Initiative- for Harpeth Lowhead Dam removal project US Department of Interior 2012
Voters Service Award Tennessee Conservation Voters 2021