Water Protection

Oostanaula Creek Project

The Land Trust for Tennessee’s partner, Blue Ridge Waterways, Inc., completed the restoration and enhancement of Oostanaula Creek and tributaries on three Land Trust-protected properties in McMinn County. Oostanaula Creek is on the Environmental Protection Agency’s list of impaired waterways. Stream restoration helps improve water quality by reducing streambank erosion and creates a more natural stream and … Continue reading Oostanaula Creek Project

Watauga River

The Appalachian RC& D Council partnered with The Land Trust for Tennessee to protect their biodiverse 28 acres of land with half mile of frontage along the Watauga River in Carter County.  Only three miles from the town of Elizabethton, The Watauga is a significant water source for locals.  Apart from its critical conservation value, the river is a source of pride … Continue reading Watauga River