TCWP (Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning) is dedicated to achieving and perpetuating protection of natural lands and waters by means of public ownership,
legislation, or cooperation of the private sector. While our first focus is on the Cumberland and Appalachian regions of East Tennessee, our efforts may extend to the rest of the state and the nation. TCWP's strength lies in researching information pertinent to an issue, informing and educating our membership and the public, interacting with groups having similar objectives, and working through the legislative, administrative, and judicial branches of government on the federal, state, and local levels.
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TCWP sponsors outdoor activities and informational programs.
TCWP Holiday Party Thursday, December 3, 2015
You and Your guest are invited
Please join us at the annual
Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Home of Jenny Freeman & Bill Allen
371 East Drive, Oak Ridge
Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share.
INTERESTING STATISTICS DELIVERED AT TCWP ANNUAL MEETING
- Tennessee is 7th worst in US for how quickly we destroy forests and farms. We loose 80,000 acres each year.
-Tennessee is considered the most biologically diverse inland state in the country yet is Tennessee is 50th in the nation for environmental spending.
- Lots bordering permanently conserved forests sold for 19 percent to 35 percent more than lots more distant from the preserves.
- Homes immediately adjacent to parks were worth 22 percent more than home a half mile away from a park.
- Trails rank 2nd out of 18 most important community amenities.
- Walking and bicycling paths ranked 3rd among 42 features requested by home buyers.
- Homeowners will pay $9,000 premium on houses within 1,000 feet of bike paths.
- For every dollar communities realized from residential development, they had to deliver $1.16 in services. On average, farms and ranches demanded only $0.37 in community services for each dollar of economic benefit.
- Tourism is a $15 billion industry and the 2nd largest industry for the state.
- Outdoor Recreation in Tennessee annually:
- $8.2 billion consumer spending
- Supports 83,000 direct jobs
- $525 million in state & local tax revenue
- $2.5 billion in wages and salaries
-Tennessee ranks 4th in the nation for adult obesity and 5th for childhood obesity - one third of all adult and one fifth of all children.
- Tennessee ranks 48th among states for overall health.
Support TCWP through your Kroger purchases
TCWP is now enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. TCWP supporters are encouraged to register online at krogercommunityrewards.com. Registration requires one to sign on to Kroger’s web site and establish a password through the Sign Up Today New Customer box.
With your password, click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number. Then enter TCWP’s number, which is 26906.
Once this process is completed, every time your Kroger Plus card is used on check-out, TCWP will receive a credit. Kroger will send TCWP a check each quarter that reflects a percentage of all purchases made by TCWP shoppers.
For help navigating the registration process, please call Sandra at 865. 583-3967. Thanks to everyone for supporting TCWP when you shop at Kroger.
For more information, call TCWP Executive Director Sandra at 865-583-3967, or send email to email@example.com.
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( Your monthly Credit Card Statement will mention PayPal, not TCWP.)