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:



Recovering America's Wildlife Act Introduced In U.S. Senate

The introduction of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (S.3223) has been introduced this week in the United States Senate. Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is one of the co-sponsors of the bipartisan legislation that recommends funding for those fish and wildlife species of greatest conservation need across the country. “Senator Alexander has championed several wildlife-related ... (click for more)

Research Continues To Be Conducted On Pygmy Rattlesnakes In Tennessee

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is once again assisting wildlife biologists at Tennessee State University in research to determine the distribution of pygmy rattlesnakes in Tennessee. The pygmy rattlesnake is listed as a threatened species in Tennessee and the research will help in conservation efforts to preserve the species in the state. Native to Tennessee, pygmy ... (click for more)

Walden Says "Frivolous Lawsuits" By State Democratic Party Costing Local Taxpayers Money

Hamilton County Election Commission Chairman Mike Walden said Monday that "frivolous lawsuits by Nashville lawyers" are costing local taxpayers money, and he said he "can't imagine" that a judge would invalidate the commission's action in allowing Robin Smith on the ballot. He said, "This cake is baked. 2,760 people have already voted in House District 26 in early voting. We ... (click for more)

Toned-Down UnifiEd PAC Effort Funds Coppinger, Fairbanks, Smedley, Sharpe, Gorman, Mackey

The UnifiEd PAC, which helped engineer a surprise County Commission election victory in May for political newcomer Katherlyn Geter, is not making public endorsements in the Aug. 2 election, but is putting its money behind a small slate of candidates. The financial disclosures for UnifiEd show the group strongly backing County Mayor Jim Coppinger over Democratic opponent Aloyse ... (click for more)

Just Recuse Yourself

Pam Fleenor, have you ever heard the terms “conflict of interest” or “appearance of impropriety”? It’s a foregone conclusion that Robin Smith will be victorious in Chancellor Fleenor’s courtroom. Here’s another term you may want to re-examine, recuse yourself.   Rusty Munger (click for more)

Don't Let UnifiEd Take District 6

The UnifiEd APEX organization is working to remove Commissioner Joe Graham and has their poster candidate running in opposition to Michael Henry for School Board.   Please get the facts before you vote in the District 6 county races and reject the UnifiEd APEX candidates.   Hamilton County Commissioner Joe Graham and Michael Henry, School Board candidate District ... (click for more)