Leaving East Tennessee Better Than We Found It

Legacy Parks Foundation works to ensure that our community enjoys exceptional recreational opportunities, natural beauty and open spaces, and that those assets exist for generations to come.

Legacy Parks Helps Preserve More Land

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Legacy Parks Foundation Executive Director Carol Evans met recently with Dr. Bob Collier and his wife Louise to create a conservation easement on 15 acres adjacent to Beaver Creek near the Powell library. The Colliers wanted to preserve the land forever to prevent future development.

The original tract of land, owned by Bob's grandmother, was about 100. The widening of Emory Road and a few acres to the Powell Church reduced it to about 75 acres which was divided between Bob and his brother. Another portion of Bob’s share became home to the Powell branch library.

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  • Knoxville Weed Wrangle Needs You

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    • Not all green is good! Knoxville’s first Weed Wrangle is set for March 5, 2016 at 9 a.m. in four different locations to help eradicate non-native plants. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plants that are threatening our landscapes and upsetting the ecological balance. More and more, our native trees, plants, and wildlife are losing the fight against invasive plants introduced decades ago for agricultural or landscaping purposes. If left unchecked, future generations might more details