Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Glade Sun

January 30, 2013

FFG Rotary welcomes Tennessee Parks and Greenways

CROSSVILLE — The Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation works to preserve what they have termed Tennessee Treasures. These are wonderful, beautiful places that are so special they need to be protected for public enjoyment, in perpetuity. They work to identify and protect the most beautiful, the most ecologically rich, the most historically significant places remaining in Tennessee. Privately owned waterfalls have been identified as a focus of their work. They strive also to acquire necessary in-holdings and boundary properties important for existing parks and wild areas.

Additionally, the foundation identifies Corridor Connections to protect the garden that is Tennessee. Greenways protect wildlife migration corridors, protect the water quality of our streams from the poisons of non-point source run-off, provide close-to-home recreation, protect our state’s scenery, and provide us all with a prettier, nicer place to live. They help coordinate large landscape- scale greenway projects with multiple partners to preserve world-class corridors such as the Mississippi River Natural and Recreational Corridor along the length of Tennessee’s Western “coast.” The foundation incubated and then launched the Mississippi River Corridor, Inc., an eco-tourism organization. Their partnership will help conserve key destination parks which celebrate and protect the most significant natural treasures for recreation and for the millions of birds that travel the Mississippi flyway in this 650,000 acre corridor. Economic return through increased Mississippi River tourism will make funding this ambitious project possible.

On the Cumberland Plateau, with their partners, they are linking together more than 55,000 acres at Fall Creek Falls State Park, Scott’s Gulf and Bledsoe State Forest. Four acquisitions that they initiated have conserved more than 3,000 acres there.

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