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Foothills Land Conservancy
October 2010


Fall Donation Drive is underway...

Becoming a Friend of the Foothills...

fall view 4Today's economic climate offers land trusts a limited window of time to purchase environmentally valuable lands at a reduced cost. Recently, FLC utilized a portion of our Foothills Funds to assist the Friends of the Smokies with their purchase of a 20 acre tract in Sevier County. Surrounded on three sides by the GSMNP, this land will eventually become part of the Park, allowing bears, birds and other wildlife additional space.

Opportunities like this can be sudden and there is no guarantee that the same lands will become available for sale again, or that if it does, it will be the same size and offer the same environmental attributes. When securing these acres, Foothills and it's partners ensure that the land will be maintained in a natural state, free from commercial and residential development.

Gail with horse3Through replenishing our Foothills Funds, we have the option to purchase or contribute dollars towards tracts of land located along the GSMNP and adjacent foothills.  

To make your contribution - assisting FLC with the expansion of preserved lands that include forested areas, wetlands and open spaces - please print, complete and mail this donation form to our office or visit our secure online donation link

  • Friends receive all invitations and announcements as well as the satisfaction of knowing their contributions go towards sustaining our mission to preserve the East Tennessee landscape.
  • Our partners can also assist FLC through sharing our 'good works' with friends.
  • We are always willing to provide presentations and tours of our preserved lands to groups at no charge. 

Thank you for being a valued Friend of the Foothills! 


Planting the Foothills... (with native plants)
Hearts 2Join Foothills Land Conservancy on Wednesday, Oct. 20th for a Native Plant Sale and Mini-Workshop. Here are the details:

Native Plant Sale - (11AM-6PM) FLC office parking lot at 373 Ellis Avenue in Maryville. Fall is a GREAT TIME TO PLANT! A selection of native plants chosen specifically for enhancing the beauty of wildlife habitats of East TN landscapes will be available for you to purchase throughout the day.

Mini-Workshop - (7PM-8:30PM) Blount County Public Library located at 508 N. Cusik Street in Maryville. Join us for an informal evening with area experts to learn specific projects you can do RIGHT NOW to enhance your landscape for wildlife for years to come. Topics include: Designing for Nature, Bad Plants and What To Do About Them, and 20 East Native Trees & Shrubs for East TN Birds & Wildlife.  *Click here for more information that includes a list of plants for sale. 


A note from FLC's Executive Director, Bill Clabough...

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"Foothills considers all of our Friends partners in land preservation. Your ongoing support of our mission to preserve, protect  and enhance the natural landscape of East TN is greatly appreciated.  

With renewed partnerships we can preserve lands close to the GSMNP - special areas that serve as valuable bear and other wildlife habitats. We can assist landowners who wish to place a conservation easement on their property but lack the financial resources to do so. And we can provide the necessary personnel, resources and tools to steward these properties 'in perpetuity', forever." 

TO MAKE A DONATION: Foothills welcomes any and all support for our East TN land conservation programs. Please utilize our donation form if you prefer to mail in a contribution or to make a secure online donation, click here:

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Foothills Land Conservancy

373 Ellis Avenue - Maryville, TN  37804

Tel: (865) 681-8326

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373 Ellis Avenue
Maryville, Tennessee 37804

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