A familiar scene for those who enjoy the greenbelts of Oak Ridge. The North Ridge Trail was conceived of and developed by TCWP.
Hikers, paddlers, nature enthusiasts, scientists, and concerned citizens are among TCWP members
Achieving and perpetuating protection of natural lands and waters by means of public ownership, legislation, or cooperation of the private sector
Public participation and education through trail maintenance, naturalist-led hikes, and natural science programs are a continuing effort within TCWP
The Obed Wild and Scenic River is one of TCWP’s greatest protection achievements. The view from Lilly Bluff Overlook remains unspoiled

TCWP seeks to protect and provide habitats for flora and fauna in an increasingly developed world

Upcoming Events
Oct
9
Sat
9:00 amThree Bends Melton Lake/Pellissi...@ Gravel Parking Area just past the turnoff to Clark Center Park
Three Bends Melton Lake/Pellissi...@ Gravel Parking Area just past the turnoff to Clark Center Park
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Three Bends Melton Lake/Pellissippi Blueway Scenic Paddle Trip and Cleanup @ Gravel Parking Area just past the turnoff to Clark Center Park
TCWP and Advocates for the Oak Ridge Reservation are organizing another scenic paddle trip to promote and help maintain the Three Bends and Pellissippi Blueway on Melton Lake. We plan to paddle out from the[...]
Oct
23
Sat
9:30 amTCWP Annual Meeting at Cove Lake...@ Cove Lake State Park
TCWP Annual Meeting at Cove Lake...@ Cove Lake State Park
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
TCWP Annual Meeting at Cove Lake State Park @ Cove Lake State Park
TCWP will hold its 2021 Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 23, at Cove Lake State Park Pavilion 3 in Caryville with Bob Fulcher, manager of the Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail State[...]
A familiar scene for those who enjoy the greenbelts of Oak Ridge. The North Ridge Trail was conceived of and developed by TCWP.
Hikers, paddlers, nature enthusiasts, scientists, and concerned citizens are among TCWP members
Achieving and perpetuating protection of natural lands and waters by means of public ownership, legislation, or cooperation of the private sector
Public participation and education through trail maintenance, naturalist-led hikes, and natural science programs are a continuing effort within TCWP
The Obed Wild and Scenic River is one of TCWP’s greatest protection achievements. The view from Lilly Bluff Overlook remains unspoiled
Places TCWP seeks to protect provide habitats for flora and fauna in an increasingly developed world

Upcoming Events

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.

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

Primacy is too expensive for state

The pesky bill (SB 742) that gives the state of Tennessee responsibility for permitting and enforcing coal mining will be heard tomorrow (Wednesday, March 31) by the Senate 2021 Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. These responsibilities, ever...

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Tracking Biodiversity at the Oak Ridge Cedar Barrens

Tracking Biodiversity at the Oak Ridge Cedar Barrens

TCWP would like your help in tracking the biodiversity of the Oak Ridge Cedar Barrens.   As many of you know, the Oak Ridge Cedar Barrens is a unique habitat in the region.   One TCWP works to preserve.  By tracking the species that live...

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Mack S. Prichard Day

Mack S. Prichard Day

March 31, 2021 is designated as the Mack S. Prichard Day by Governor Bill Lee in appreciation and celebration of Prichard’s life in service. Mack S. Prichard was the first Archaeologist and later Naturalist of the State of Tennessee. He started working for the state...

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