Land Trust For Tennessee Announces News And Events For April And May

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Window Cliffs State Natural Area Opens to the Public

On Friday, April 7, a team joined nearly 100 visitors at Window Cliffs State Natural Area, within Burgess Falls State Park, to celebrate the newest addition to Tennessee’s 85 State Natural Areas. The Land Trust for Tennessee is honored to have worked with the State of Tennessee to protect this area of the upper Cumberland highlands.
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Join a Big Payback Adventure
On Wednesday, May 3, The Land Trust for Tennessee will take part in The Big Payback, a 24-hour online giving event hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Throughout the day, we'll be raising support for a much needed all-terrain vehicle to help us traverse some of Tennessee's most beautiful yet rugged landscapes during our visits to protected properties.

This Earth Day, celebrate the blooming of spring at The Land Trust for Tennessee’s Glen Leven Farm, a historic 65-acre oasis located four miles from downtown Nashville. Plant a Tennessee wildflower, sample raw honey from the Glen Leven Farm Honey Bee Sanctuary and more.

Upcoming Events Benefiting The Land Trust for Tennessee:



25,000 Tennesseans Volunteer On Feb. 24 To Plant Trees In Tennessee's 95 Counties

Tennessee Environmental Council is promoting 250K Tree Day, a statewide event on Feb. 24 planting 250,000 trees with 25,000 Tennessee volunteers of all ages.  Tennessee’s growing population equates to more consumption and deforestation, officials said.  The Council’s Tennessee Tree Project was created to plant one million native trees across the state to help repopulate ... (click for more)

Award-Winning Documentary Featuring Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy Students Premieres Locally At Lookout Wild Film Festival

The award-winning film will premiere locally at the Lookout Wild Film Festival at Memorial Auditorium. “When the Dust Settles” highlights the resilience and strength of wild mustangs and the underserved, young women that work alongside them through the Mustang Leadership Partners program. “When the Dust Settles” features Mustang Leadership Partners program participants from ... (click for more)

Supreme Court Sets Execution Date For Billy Ray Irick, Convicted In 1985 Rape And Murder Of 7-Year Old Paula Dyer

The Tennessee Supreme Court set an execution date of  Aug. 9, 2018 , for Billy Ray Irick, who was convicted of the 1985 murder and rape of Paula Kay Dyer, age 7, in Knox County, Tn. The Court received notice from the State Attorney General on January 11, 2018, that the United States Supreme Court had denied the defendant’s appeal challenging the constitutionality of Tennessee’s ... (click for more)

1 Person Injured In Duplex Fire In East Lake Wednesday Night

One person was injured when fire broke out in a duplex Wednesday night in East Lake. The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm at  11:53  p.m. on  Wednesday  and responded to the 4800 block of General Thomas Boulevard with several fire companies. When the first firefighters arrived on the scene, Captain Chris Cordes with Engine 9 said a significant ... (click for more)

Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thank you, Dr. King for stepping-out.  Thank you for your lasting voice to what it's all about. Thank you, Dr. King for  stepping up and also showing-up, ...when decisions were being made and  your refusal  to shut-up.  We find your fingerprints on both directions and toward progress.  your modeling, mentoring,  and reactions helps ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: This Is Not A Drill

Last Saturday morning in paradise, at 8:07 to be precise, an alert appeared on every cell phone that read: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” I can envision no greater horror than having to ask myself how much time do I have, and what is the wisest way to spend it? It was a long and dreadful 38 minutes until the correction ... (click for more)