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:



Reflection Riding Holds Spring Native Plant Sale This Weekend

Reflection Riding is holding its Spring Native Plant Sale selling the region's best selection of trees, shrubs, and perennials.  Here is the schedule: Friday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. - Public Sale Saturday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. - Public Sale and Earth Day Festival.  Native plants, grown for a variety of garden conditions, are beautiful, sustainable, and contribute ... (click for more)

TWRA Congratulates Tennessee Wildlife Federation On Award

A strong advocate for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the Tennessee Wildlife Federation has been honored with a prestigious national award. The Federation has been named the 2018 Affiliate of the Year by the National Wildlife Federation in recognition of its outstanding achievement in promoting conservation of wildlife and natural resources on the state and national level. ... (click for more)

Robert Gillisse Was Pilot Killed In Plane Crash At Collegedale Airport

The pilot who was killed in a plane crash on the runway of the Collegedale Airport on Friday evening has been identified as Robert Gillisse, 62, of Ooltewah . Charles Swain, who is the director of the airport, said the plane was a total loss. It was a single-occupant plane. He said the plane was taking off when it crashed. He said Mr. Gillisse frequently had flown out of ... (click for more)

East Ridge To Build Open-Air Pavilion Near City Hall

East Ridge plans to construct an open-air pavilion that will include restrooms and a concession area near City Hall and the old McBrien School.  It will be part of a Town Center for East Ridge at the Tombras Avenue property. The city is also applying for a $500,000 grant to help convert Pioneer Park into a refurbished park with a splash pad. The firm of Hefferlin and ... (click for more)

A Tribute For My Brother – Sgt. Jonathan Gardner, U.S. Army

Seven years ago today, my family and I found out that my brother, Sgt. Jonathan D. Gardner, was seriously injured by a roadside bomb, (explosively formed penetrator - EFP), while on a mission in Kuwait. The EFP went through the bottom of his seat and put a softball size hole in his upper thigh. The doctors said that if the bomb had entered the Humvee an inch to the right, he ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

All of us who marvel at the sound of bagpipes at a funeral realize the majesty that people like piper Scottie Maclellan can lend to any “homecoming” and for years there has been a wonderful tale out of Nova Scotia that leads this week’s parade of The  Saturday  Funnies. Mind you, I do not write these stories, as many who have followed man’s laughter down through the ... (click for more)