Have you ever thought of what legacy you could leave for your loved ones or your community? Have you ever thought about what kind of mark you might leave on this earth? Here’s the opportunity of a lifetime, for local residents, businesses and organizations to join together and pool their resources to create a legacy that will last forever. Something we can all enjoy now and our future generations can enjoy as well. Something they “don’t make any more of.”
This 600 Acre Jewel on the Stones River Could be Ours to Enjoy Forever!
Stones River Farm Land Conservation Project
The project is the acquisition of a 600-acre farm on the Stones River. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to establish a series of parks in the eastern half of Davidson County that will be comparable in size to the city’s western side Warner Parks and uniquely connected by greenways and waterways to downtown Nashville. As the crown jewel and connective piece of an assemblage of parks, it will create a regional park for canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, tennis, swimming, equestrian trails, a fitness center, boating, nature programming and special events.
The Stones River Farm, uniquely surrounded by almost 4 miles of highly scenic river frontage, is only a few miles from downtown Nashville. It is tucked off of Lebanon Road between the Donelson and Hermitage neighborhoods in a large and highly scenic bend of the Stones River just south of the confluence of the Stones River and The Cumberland River. The farm is extraordinarily beautiful and has a rich history. Protecting the floodplain areas here will not only provide habitat for birds, plants and amphibians on the property, but will protect important environmental filtering systems for riparian zones of the two rivers and improve air and water qualify. It is the highest priority acquisition recommend in Nashville’s Open Space Plan.
The opportunity is now. A contract was obtained by The Conversation Fund from the landowner, which required the raising one million dollars of private money to purchase this land in partnership with Metro.
GOOD NEWS!! We only have to raise $273,000 by December 4, 2012.
This is where you can help….to take advantage of this opportunity, Nashville must raise $273,000 in private funds by December 4, 2012 to help purchase this 600 acre farm on Stones River. Tell your neighbors, friends, churches, schools, boy scout troops, your employers and everyone you can think of… Ask them to make a pledge TODAY! And, your pledge can be paid over 2 years.
Please forward this to anyone you know who would support conserving such a beautiful piece of nature for us and for all future generations! There are naming rights available for park features beginning with donations of $25,000 or more, so think of families you know, or local companies or organizations that may be interested in naming right contributions.
You may make your pledge online at http://greenwaysfornashville.org/membership-form.htm (be sure to check the block “I wish to donate toward the Stones River Farm”).. or print the form and mail a check to Greenways for Nashville, P.O.B. 196340, Nashville, TN 37219-6340. For more information, or a presentation about the project for your group or organization, please call 862-8400, x439.