FLC's July eNews

July eNews

Highlights from FLC's Summer Celebration! 
This year's Summer Celebration at Penrose Farm was a wonderful evening - thank you to everyone that joined in the festivities! A special thank you to our Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, sponsors, host committee members, special guest Sam Venable, and our Friends of the Foothills. Lastly, a very special thank you to Christine Hayworth, for providing her lovely farm as our host location again this year! 

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 Click here for photos, publicity, and a list of 2011 sponsors & hosts... 
FLC Land Director, Meredith Clebsch, receives Bravo Award!
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Last month, Meredith received a Bravo Award on behalf of the Garden Clubs of Blount County! She worked really hard to bring the front of FLC's office back to it's native roots. Stop by our offices at 373 Ellis Avenue in Maryville to take a look and visit with us - everything is in bloom right now! Clebsch would like to note for the record that everyone at Foothills pitched in to help. Clebsch recommends these resources for planting native -  NC Botantical Garden and Margie Hunter's book, 'Gardening with the Native Plants of TN'. You can catch up with Meredith July 27th-30th at the 2011 Native Plant Conference at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. - July 27-30. Click here for registration information.

*A Note About Conservation Easements - The Foothills office has been busy with land owner requests for more information about conservation easements. This year, conservation-minded landowners now have until December 31, 2011 to take advantage of a significant tax deduction for donating a voluntary conservation agreement to permanently protect important natural or historic resources on their land.  When landowners donate a conservation easement they maintain ownership and management of their land and can sell or pass the land on to their heirs while foregoing future development rights. They can also decide to bequeath the land to private or public entities. For more information, please contact Bill Clabough, FLC's Executive Director, at 865-681-8326 or bclabough@foothillsland.org
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Photographing natural areas can be both challenging and rewarding. Join David Lewis - avid photographer, FLC Board Member and owner of Resource Advisory Services - as he provides tips and insights into the ‘photographer’s eye’. David will offer a slideshow of images and the stories behind them. All questions are welcome. Click here to view David Lewis' photos. Presentation Details: Tuesday, July 19th at 6:30PM - Blount Memorial Wellness Center (220 Associates Blvd. - Alcoa, TN).

Other Events:

July 9th
- Rain Barrel & Composter Pick Up - Walmart in Alcoa (1030 Hunters Crossing) - Pre-ordering is required...click here to pre-order. (9am-3pm)

July 17th - Eco-Awareness Event at Dollywood

August 16th - Estate Planning Presentation by Emily Scoggins , Attorney with Ramsey, Elmore & Stone, PLLC - 6:30PM at the Blount Memorial Wellness Center (220 Associates Blvd. - Alcoa, TN)

August 31st-September 1st - Foothills to host a meeting of the Tennessee Farmland Legacy Conference

Ongoing - National Geographic's East TN GeoTourism website is now up and ready to take your nominations. Visit their site to nomiate the places you love for inclusion on their interactive mapguide  . Click here to learn more - www.easttngeotourism.com .

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373 Ellis Avenue
Maryville, Tennessee 37804

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