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

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7:00 pmEco-epidemiology of Tick-Borne D...@ Zoom
Eco-epidemiology of Tick-Borne D...@ Zoom
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Eco-epidemiology of Tick-Borne Diseases in the Southeast U.S @ Zoom
Anyone who spends time outdoors in warm weather needs to be aware of diseases that can be transmitted by ticks. According to the CDC, tick-borne illnesses doubled in the U.S. between 2014 and 2016. Because[...]
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.
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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Liane Russel featured in ORNL Podcast

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Facebook page recently posted a link to "Chromosomes, conservation & chocolate: The life of Liane Russell," an episode from their The Sound of Science podcast. The episode was originally published on March 30, 2020 and covers...

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