Help Us Protect Natural Lands & Waters


TCWP is dedicated to protecting natural lands and waters by means of public ownership, legislation, or cooperation of the private sector.  Out efforts focus on the Cumberland and Appalachian regions of East Tennessee, but may extend to the rest of the state and the nation.

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Our natural lands and waters are threatened by degradation or development. See how TCWP identifies, researches, and fights these threats.

TCWP maintains trails and controls exotic invasive species to protect areas and provide opportunities for outdoor exercise and fellowship.

TCWP organizes free outings and special events for all to enjoy. Experience Tennessee’s wild lands and waters firsthand.

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In the two years I worked for the Environmental Policy Institute in D.C., I had the opportunity to see grassroots newsletters from all over the country. In my experience, there is no better state-wide conservation issue compendium and call-to-action anywhere in this country than the TCWP newsletter. It’s the Information Age version of one-stop shopping. Get it!

Don Barger

Senior Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Parks Conservation Association