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Hiking trails in and around the Upper Cumberland

Bet you didn't know there were even MORE hiking spots - did ya?
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The message about the work of the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation continues to spread far. Here are a Moldovan exchange student's observations about one of TennGreen's flagship projects. It's part of a post originally shared by Charles Womack. Ionotan (Eastern European form of Jonathan) is currently a student at Tenn Tech and recently visited Cummins Falls State Park.

Today I visited the Cummins State Park in Cookeville, TN. This park has a story to tell and a valuable lesson to teach.
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Love Nashville Natives! They're having a sale.

We have partnered with Izel Native Plants to increase our effectiveness at providing native plants for landscapes and environmental restoration! Check out our current bare root tree and shrub offerings available through March or until sold out. 🌲🌳🌲🌳🌲🌳

MIX & MATCH any of our trees and shrubs, and qualify for volume discounts: Regular price: $24.95 each $12.95 each when you buy 4 or more $8.95 each when you buy 10 or more
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Tennessee Parks & Greenways Foundation added 46 new photos to the album: Virgin Falls State Natural Area Dedication — with Mary Lynn Dobson and Brock Hill.

We joined Governor Haslam to celebrate the successful purchase of 1,551 acres including Virgin Falls, Sheep Cave Falls, Big Laurel Falls, and Big Branch Falls t...hanks to our nonprofit Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation, Tennessee State Parks, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and the USFWS Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund.

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Give a waterfall for Christmas!

 

                                                                          

 

The Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation is offering a unique gift this year. Give the gift of a waterfall...  Some of the best gifts Tennesseans receive are the memories created within Tennessee’s unique landscapes. Our holiday gift helps us save special places like ...Virgin Falls and Cummins Falls.  

 

“Too often, people receive Christmas gifts that are easily forgotten,” said Kathleen Williams, executive director.  “Membership in the Foundation is a meaningful gift that will help protect Tennessee’s beautiful natural landscapes.”

  

The gift of membership to the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation will help save waterfalls, bluffs, rivers and forests that are at risk for development.  Members receive invitations to land dedications, group hikes, and special events.

 

The Foundation is offering the gift of membership to new members at a special holiday rate of $50 minimum donation. The gift is presented with a glass ornament displaying spectacular Virgin Falls. It will be mailed directly to the recipient with a holiday card from you.

 

To order this special gift, please call our office at (615)329-4441 or e-mail Iris Smith at iris@tenngreen.org. Orders must be received by December 13 to arrive in time for Christmas.

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Photo taken of Virgin Falls by Ted LaRoche after rain in fall, 2012.

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Saved with support from the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation -- come see!

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The Division of Natural Areas will host two guided day hikes at Middle Tennessee natural areas on Saturday, January 26, including excursions to Short Springs in Coffee County and Virgin Falls in White County.
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Get Ready to Run!

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Virgin Falls in the Knoxville News Sentinel!

One of Tennessee's most iconic waterfalls that has been in private hands since the 1970s is now owned by the state.
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Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau and Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill announced Thursday that Virgin Falls State Natural Area in White County has been acquired by the state of Tennessee through the support of a number of private/public partnerships.
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Congratulations! Thanks TDEC and members of the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation! Thank you Gloria and Ted LaRoche, our campaign chairmen.

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Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau and Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill announced today that Virgin Falls State Natur...al Area in White County has been acquired by the state of Tennessee through the support of a number of private/public partnerships.

Virgin Falls has been under private ownership, but managed by the state as a natural area for nearly 40 years. Working closely with the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation, the state of Tennessee was able to purchase the 1,551-acre parcel near Sparta through a combination of funds from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and private donations.

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Tall trees in the Smokies!

If you were looking for the tallest native hardwood tree in temperate North America, where might you begin? A group of dedicated volunteers from the Native Tree Society has found the answer, and it's in theGreat Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Our fundraising goal to Protect Virgin Falls has been met!!!!! The federal grant is secured, and now we await the State of Tennessee’s official announcement that Virgin Falls has been acquired. Congratulations to us all!!!!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Belle Meade Plantation last week to help Protect Virgin Falls!

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Thank you to Whole Foods Market - Franklin, TN for generously donating food to our successful Belle Meade event. We had a great turn out for a great cause, and the food was amazing! We couldn't be happier!

We hope you are planning on coming to the Virgin Falls event tomorrow at the Belle Meade Plantation Carriage House!! $50/person or $75/couple. All proceeds go toward the preservation of this beautiful place. RSVP to Jeanne Fitch at jeanne@tenngreen.org or call (615) 329-4441