Our Mission

Our mission is to protect the Tennessee River and its tributaries by enforcing environmental laws and educating the public. read more>

Our History

Tennessee Riverkeeper was founded in 2009 by David Whiteside and Mark Martin. read more>


David Whiteside - Executive Director & Riverkeeper
Mark Martin - Prosecuting Attorney

Board of Directors

Hartwell Carson - President
Peggie Griffith - Vice President
Mark Martin - Treasurer
Priscilla Brazleton
Robert F. Kennedy, III
David Whiteside - Executive Director & Riverkeeper

Waterkeeper Alliance

Waterkeeper Alliance, founded in 1999, connects and supports nearly 200 Waterkeeper organizations worldwide. read more>