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Hiking trails in and around the Upper Cumberland
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.
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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.
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 email@example.com. Orders must be received by December 13 to arrive in time for Christmas.
Saved with support from the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation -- come see!
Congratulations! Thanks TDEC and members of the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation! Thank you Gloria and Ted LaRoche, our campaign chairmen.
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.
Tall trees in the Smokies!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (615) 329-4441