TDEC AND PARTNERS TO DEDICATE 956 ACRES TO THE CUMBERLAND TRAIL ON JUNE 1
CROSSVILLE – On Friday, June 1, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the Tennessee Parks & Greenways Foundation will dedicate 956 acres of karst forest at Grassy Cove to the Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail State Park.
The Cumberland Trail is world renowned for its scenic vistas and unique geologic formations like Grassy Cove – a national natural landmark. This addition will protect scenic views along the Cumberland County sections of the Cumberland Trail as it crosses Black, Brady and Bear Den Mountains.
During the event, Park Manager Bob Fulcher will be collecting oral histories of those familiar with Grassy Cove to catalog with the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
WHAT: Dedication of 956 acres to the Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail State Park
WHO: Dr. Shari Meghreblian, Commissioner, TDEC
Brock Hill, Deputy Commissioner, TDEC
Steve Law, Executive Director, Tennessee Parks & Greenways Foundation
Joel Houser, Southeast Field Coordinator, Open Space Institute
Jere Jeter, State Forester and Assistant Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Agriculture
WHEN: Friday, June 1, 2018
WHERE: Grassy Cove Community Center