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150 Acres Protected in Clay and Overton Counties

In the summer of 2017, through a generous bequest from Pamela Westrick, The Land Trust for Tennessee was the grateful recipient of a 150-acre piece of property located near Dale Hollow Lake in Clay and Overton Counties. The property which features forested hillsides, an open hollow of flat pasture, and a major creek tributary was cherished by Pamela and her love of nature.

The Land Trust began marketing the property with the goal of finding a buyer that would value the property’s natural beauty and honor the conservation values into the future. In the Summer of 2021, The Land Trust met Bill and Jennifer Kaduck, who were seeking a farm, to serve as a place to bring friends and family together. Bill and Jennifer clearly exhibited a deep appreciation for the property’s rich ecological significance and aesthetic natural beauty. Through this landscape, The Land Trust was able to bring together like-minded people, who shared an appreciation of and passion for nature and conservation.

Jennifer Kaduck, The Land Trust Conservation Project Manager Jackson Lundy, and Bill Kaduck after closing the conservation easement.

In late August of 2021, The Land Trust for Tennessee and the Kaducks finalized a sale of the property along with a conservation easement, perpetually protecting the property for future generations.

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