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
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[...]
Oct
30
Sat
9:00 amNorris Watershed Hike@ Norris City Water Treatment Plant (
Norris Watershed Hike@ Norris City Water Treatment Plant (
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Norris Watershed Hike @ Norris City Water Treatment Plant (
This year’s hike in the Norris Municipal Watershed will explore the history of the Watershed at the time TVA purchased the property, in 1933. We’ll begin the hike on Clear Creek Trail and travel up[...]
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.
Liane Russel featured in ORNL Podcast

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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Why We Oppose the Proposed Oak Ridge Motor Complex

Why We Oppose the Proposed Oak Ridge Motor Complex

https://youtu.be/u6wCARcZYow On Feb 4, 2021, leaders of AFORR, Advocates for the Oak Ridge Reservation, gave a comprehensive assessment of the Horizon Center, the BORCE, the natural areas within the Horizon Center, and the impact of a racetrack to the area. The event...

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