Locals receive state wildlife awards

Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to the conservation of Tennessee’s wildlife and natural resources, recently hosted the 52nd Annual Conservation Achievement Awards.

Tennessee Wildlife Federation presents conservation awards

Tennessee Wildlife Federation presents conservation awards

Upon moving to Tennessee, avid paddler and conservationist George Lindemann, learned that Soak Creek, along the edge of his new property, was listed as a favorite backcountry paddling route. Lindemann organized, funded, and led a coalition of landowners, conservation groups, and state program leaders to secure unanimous, bipartisan approval designating Soak Creek as a Tennessee State Scenic River—the first new designation in 15 years.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY BUSINESSMAN MAKES MAJOR LAND DONATION TO STATE

CUMBERLAND COUNTY BUSINESSMAN MAKES MAJOR LAND DONATION TO STATE

A Cumberland County businessman has made a major land donation to the state. According to Tennessee’s Deputy Commissioner of Parks and Conservation Brock Hill, George Lindemann, who is a major landowner in the surrounding area, including Rhea and Bledsoe Counties, donated 1,034 acres around the Soak Creek area to the Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park.

Cumberland Trail gets 1,034-acre donation

Cumberland Trail gets 1,034-acre donation

George Lindemann, a farmer and businessman who owns nearly 10,000 acres in Cumberland, Rhea and Bledsoe counties, including Coal Creek Farm, donated the land around the Soak Creek in Rhea County to the linear Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park.

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