Nature Conservancy Dedication
Contact: Patrick Smith, 423-346-6294
The Nature Conservancy received a generous gift of land from Dr. Fred Stone on Saturday, June 4th. Dr. Stone donated a total of 66 acres of his private property to the Nature Conservancy. The donation included 12.6 acres that fell within the boundary of the Obed Wild and Scenic River.
A total of 51 visitors attended the ceremony at the park's Boulder Field. The dedication included a scavenger hunt and a story-telling activity.
Did You Know?
Did you know that when Native Americans first came across the Obed, they realized that the ground was too steep for settlement and too rough for farming? They did, however, rely on the Obed for hunting, and used the bluffs for shelter.