The Land Trust for Tennessee and The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will celebrate the addition of 68 acres to the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge with a dedication at the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, at 1 p.m.
Through a federal wildlife habitat grant, TWRA committed $250,000 toward the project, and The Land Trust for Tennessee raised the remaining $175,000 in private funds necessary to purchase this land for public use.
Generous support poured in from foundations and wildlife enthusiasts across Tennessee and beyond, including a lead gift by Judy and Bill Tindall and a large gift made by an anonymous donor through the International Crane Foundation.
These partner organizations will be joined by donors, supporters, partners and friends to dedicate the addition of this critical acreage during The Sandhill Crane Festival. Land Trust President/Chief Executive Officer Jean C. Nelson, representatives from TWRA and LTTN Board Members will be attending.