We are grateful that the 2017 Legacy Luncheon for the Parks was another huge success thanks to our amazing speaker and the nearly 1,000 sponsors and Friends who gathered at Seven Islands State Birding Park to support our work. Alexandra Cousteau, the award-winning filmmaker, National Geographic explorer, and global water expert shared inspiration and ideas with the crowd along the bank of the French Broad River, as we enjoyed crisp weather and a wonderful lunch.
“There is no greater work than the kind of work that the Legacy Parks Foundation is doing,” encouraged Ms. Cousteau. “Because connecting people to their waterways and to the natural spaces in their communities…that they can share with their children and their loved ones…is what makes our communities what they are. It’s those experiences that shape us and allow us to grow together.”
We were also thrilled to share the news of the recent and upcoming months
- The launch of our Head of the Tennessee initiative starting with the acquisition of the McBee Ferry Landing property which will become a Knox County Park with access to the Holston River
- The upcoming ribbon cutting for the Play Forest at South Doyle Middle School and Baker Creek Preserve, which will be the first playground in our region designed for middle school aged children
- A free Legacy Parks digital emjoi sticker keyboard available for download in the app store
- Continued collaboration with Blount County entities to connect Knoxville to the Smokies via greenway and with the Department of Energy to add trails to DOE land
The Legacy Luncheon for the Parks is our biggest fundraiser of the year, which allows us to continue our work of expanding and accessing our parks, trails, and waterways. A huge thank you goes to all of our sponsors listed below, our elected officials in attendance, our wonderful board of directors, the staff at Seven Islands State Birding Parks, and everyone who supported this wonderful event.
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