Hodgson & Douglas is producing a Master Plan for the newly acquired 448-acre North Reserve Properties focusing on how to connect the traditional Warner Park acreage with the new properties. MORE
Radnor Lake is acquiring one of the largest undeveloped properties in the City of Oak Hill overlooking the natural area. The new property will protect 12 acres of watershed and 14 acres of viewshed. MORE
Green Living Journal is now digital, bringing green solutions to the Middle Tennessee region more often. MORE
Tree lovers will gather in Centennial Park to celebrate the city's Arbor Day March 25.
Nashville will receive its 16th straight Tree City USA designation, and NES will get a Tree Line USA award.
Trees Nashville presents the second annual Alice Ann Barge Award for urban forest excellence, and Metro Tree Advisory Committee gives the George H. Cate Jr. Award for a commercial property that exceeds the spirit of the Tree Ordinance.
Three fifth-graders will read their winning Arbor Day essays, and a number of trees will be planted in honor or memory of Nashville's best citizens.
Ceremonies begin at 11 am in the shelter by the Sunken Gardens.
Author/environmentalist Scott Russell Sanders gives a lecture and reading as part of Nashville Tree Foundation's Wendell Berry Lecture Series April 13 at Montgomery Bell Academy. Sanders' writings examine the human place in nature and the relationship between culture and geography. MORE
Chris Armour and Heather Langford address the conference.
Trees Nashville president Chris Armour and TUFC president Heather Langford told the story of Nashville's tree canopy assessment at the Partners in Community Forestry Conference in Philadelphia. They discussed building partnerships as the key to completing the successful project before an audience of national urban forestry experts.
Armour was recognized by the Alliance for Community Trees, a nonprofit urban forestry organization, which presented the organization's NeighborWoods Scholarship, donated by The Home Depot Foundation, the leader in investing in nonprofit organizations that are building better communities through urban forestry.
Executive director Jennifer Smith has stepped down after 12 years. "It was a wonderful experience with many opportunities for personal growth and professional development," she said. MORE
Noah and the Arc tells the story of WMC's work to preserve its part of an arc-shaped corridor in West Nashville. Filled with breathtaking photos by residents, the book was designed by Chris Armour. MORE
David Glasgow is the new chair of MTAC for the 2011–2012 term. Chris Armour is vice chair. Glasgow works with the US Department of Agriculture. He's the 18th District representative for the Metro Beautification and Environment Commission and a volunteer with SoundForest.
The Council celebrates its 40th anniversary with a special presentation to Mayor Karl Dean at its annual Green Tie Affair. MORE