Radnor Lake & The Land Trust for Tennessee Partner For 2016 Weed Wrangle

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Saturday, March 5th

Radnor Lake and The Land Trust for Tennessee

Partner For 2016 Weed Wrangle         

Radnor Lake State Natural Area: 8am – noon

Glen Leven Farm, Land Trust for Tennessee: 12:00 – 4:00

Radnor Lake:

Saturday, March 5th Weed Wrangle (8am-noon), Meet at the Visitor Center

Join the Radnor Lake Staff and Friends of Radnor Lake for this special volunteer day at Radnor Lake State Natural Area. Part of a city wide effort across Nashville, this special volunteer day is a joint partnership focusing on the removal of invasive-exotic plants in the Nashville/Davidson County Community. The area to be targeted is removal of Honey Suckle on the South Cove Trail

Directions from I-65

-From I-65 take exit 74 (Old Hickory Blvd. west) -Head west on Old Hickory Blvd toward Franklin Rd/Franklin Pike 1.7 miles -Turn right onto Granny White Pike 1.8 miles -Turn right onto Otter Creek Rd and continue to Radnor Lake west parking lot.

Instructions

Meet at the Visitor Center. Gloves, bottled water, Lunch, and tools provided by Friends of Radnor Lake. Please dress to be outside working and for the weather in clothes and shoes you can get dirty. No sandals.

Contact Information

Radnor Lake State Natural Area 1160 Otter Creek Road Nashville, TN 37220 Park Office: (615) 373-3467

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Glen Leven Farm, Land Trust for Tennessee

Saturday March 5, 2016 12-4pm

  • Arrive at 12
  • Orientation at 12:30
  • Work 1-4

Attire

Please dress appropriately for the weather, and for working outdoors. Plan on getting dirty. Sturdy, closed-toe shoe required. No sandals. Gloves and long pants recommended.

The Project

The Land Trust for Tennessee is joining forces with Weed Wrangle of Nashville to combat invasive-exotic plant species at Glen Leven Farm. The Land Trust for Tennessee is a statewide not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the conservation of public and private lands for the benefit of all Tennesseans. Since 1999, The LTTN has protected over 100,000 acres of land across Tennessee, and Glen Leven Farm is one of those properties. Comprising 65 acres of historically significant urban agricultural land, Glen Leven is located within sight of downtown Nashville at 4000 Franklin Pike. In the last year The Land Trust for Tennessee has begun invasive bush honeysuckle removal as part of a property-wide fence removal project, and we are now happy to partner with Weed Wrangle of Nashville with the goal of eliminating invasive-exotic plant species in support of sustainable agricultural practices. The Glen Leven property contains the 1857 Glen Leven mansion, part of the site of the Battle of Nashville Civil War Battlefield, a segment of the General Andrew Jackson Nashville-to-New Orleans Military Road, and is not regularly open to the public. Join The Land Trust for Tennessee and Weed Wrangle of Nashville on March 5, 2016 for an afternoon of volunteer invasive plant removal, and take advantage of this rare opportunity to enjoy the culturally and historically unique landscape of Glen Leven Farm.

Water and snacks will be provided.

 

Directions to The Land Trust for Tennessee’s Glen Leven Farm

Glen Leven Farm is at 4000 Franklin Pike.

From 1-65:

Exit at the Harding exit, head West to Franklin Pike, and take a right on Franklin Pike, when you get to Norwood Drive in .8 mile, be sure to be in the right lane (don’t turn onto Norwood Drive). The property begins with a stone wall.  Slow down, and pull right into the Ridley Wills II entrance (wooden fence).

From Franklin Pike and Thompson Lane intersection:

Head South on Franklin Pike. You’ll pass Cofer’s Chapel on the right, and then Glen Leven Presbyterian on your left, and be sure to be in the left lane. PASS the first Glen Leven entrance (the house entrance which is permanently closed and next to the mailbox) and drive on to the Ridley Wills II farm entrance, which is about 1/10 mile south of the house entrance.

Contact information

Matt Cottam (Glen Leven Farm Coordinator) cell 901-297-3455

mcottam@landtrusttn.org

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