First Tennessee Foundation Awards Grant for Open Space
The Land Trust for Tennessee has received a grant of $30,000 from the First Tennessee Foundation to fund The Land Trust's role in implementing the Nashville/Davidson County Open Space Plan for 2012. The grant is a 2012 lead gift for The Land Trust's Open Space Fund which provides resources to actively support Mayor Karl Dean's Open Space Plan with its goal to conserve 12,000 acres of public and private land over the next ten years.
National Trust awards Land Trust for Tennessee
The National Trust for Historic Preservation presented its Preservation Honor Award to the Land Trust for Tennessee on October 29th in Austin, TX. “It is amazing what can happen when the historic preservation and the land conservation movements work collaboratively,” said Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “Tennesseeans know their state is a unique and special place – and The Land Trust for Tennessee is making sure it stays that way.”
SE Regional Planning Taking Place
As new industries and residents continue to locate in the greater Chattanooga area, our Southeast Region office is increasingly involved in helping communities in the area achieve a healthy balance of growth and conservation. “The Land Trust’s mission has always been about maintaining the character of communities, with an eye toward the future,” says Tricia King, Project Manager for the ten-county southeast region
Land Trust Partners with Metro for Open Space Plan
This exciting project is a joint public/private effort between the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County and The Land Trust for Tennessee to inventory critical natural and cultural resources and create a long-term plan for conservation and development of these resources for use and adoption by various government departments and private conservation organizations.
Nashville Open Space Plan wins Best Long Term Metro Goal!
Exciting news came to us from the Nashville Scene this week - that the Nashville Open Space Plan (release in April 2011) won the best long term Metro Goal!