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
3
Sat
9:30 amHorizon Center Natural Areas Int...@ Southwestern end of Renovare Blvd
Horizon Center Natural Areas Int...@ Southwestern end of Renovare Blvd
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Horizon Center Natural Areas Interpretive Hike @ Southwestern end of Renovare Blvd
Back in August DOE issued a Public Notice announcing the availability of an Environmental Assessment Addendum for Horizon Center. The EA-Addendum proposes to remove site protections from approximately 58 acres of the Horizon Center Exclusion[...]
Oct
10
Sat
9:00 amPellissippi/Three Bends Blueway:...@ Clark Center Park boat ramp
Pellissippi/Three Bends Blueway:...@ Clark Center Park boat ramp
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pellissippi/Three Bends Blueway: Freels Bend section paddle and trash pickup trip @ Clark Center Park boat ramp
Meet at Clark Center Park boat ramp area and either bring or rent canoe or kayak from Adventures Outdoors at 9:00 am. Paddle across to islands and inlets and upstream a ways to Freels Bend[...]
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.
A Guide to the Haw Ridge Canoe Trail

A Guide to the Haw Ridge Canoe Trail

RECREATED FROM A GUIDE TO THE HAW RIDGE CANOE TRAIL FOR THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF OAK RIDGE (1992-93) A family flatwater canoeing area without hazards of competition with power boats (mostly in a large, shallow backchannel area); -Abundant wildlife--herons, ospreys,...

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Stay-at-Home Weed Wrangle

Stay-at-Home Weed Wrangle

While most of us are home under a safer-at-home order, there's no better time to tackle the yard and control those invasive plants. Plants like Honeysuckle Vine, Bush Honeysuckle, Privet, Mimosa, and Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus) may be creeping up along the borders of...

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Take the iNaturalist City Challenge April 24-27

Take the iNaturalist City Challenge April 24-27

Here is something fun to do during April 24-27. Participate in the iNaturalist City Challenge 2020. The City Nature Challenge is an international competition between cities to see who can observe the most wildlife in a four-day period. It’s a bioblitz that happens all...

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