Recap: Annual Celebration 2022
Last week, we gathered in Leiper’s Fork with landowners, partners, donors, and friends for our Annual Celebration. Since we could last be together in 2019, our team has been hard at work.
Over the last three years, we closed on 45 new projects across the state, totaling 6,810 acres. Almost half of these projects are in our ten, fastest-growing counties in the state, areas most threatened by development. These projects ranged from productive cropland in Robertson County to key additions and buffers to beloved state parks and natural areas as well as large tracts of forested recreation land. In partnership with the U.S. Army, we were able to protect critical open space next to Fort Campbell.
These projects protect included 2,200 acres of prime agricultural soils, 3,000 acres of forest, 30 miles of rivers and streams, and 21 miles of scenic views from public roads. As an organization, we now protect over 133,000 acres across the state through 432 individual projects.
As Vice President Emily Parish shared with the crowd, none of this would be possible without the support of our committed donors, passionate partners, and visionary landowners:
“We appreciate all you have done for Tennesseans today and everything it will mean to future Tennesseans in the years to come. We’re excited for the year ahead and genuinely appreciate your partnership that makes chasing these big goals possible. Thank you!”