ABOUT WHO WE ARE
Founded by Kathleen Williams in 1998, TennGreen Land Conservancy (formerly the Tennessee Parks & Greenways Foundation) is the oldest accredited statewide land conservancy in Tennessee.
MISSION OUR MISSION IS TO CONSERVE LAND
WHERE PEOPLE AND NATURE CAN THRIVE.
We envision large, connected, natural areas that support diversity of life, inspire the appreciation of nature, and spark action to protect the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the land that sustains us all.
Dedication to the Entire State
We will focus on the entire state of Tennessee, an irreplaceable and boundless gift of natural landscapes that deserve protection in perpetuity.
Our individual physical, intellectual and spiritual well-being is dependent upon access to and experiences in beautiful, natural spaces; we need places to hike and play.
Commitment to Future Generations
We accept responsibility as caretakers of our state’s natural assets, for not only its current inhabitants but also future generations.
We will strategically invest in conservation, with priorities based on sound science and community needs, including recreation; response to clear environmental threats; the protection of large, connected natural areas; wildlife habitat and corridors; and land along lakes, rivers, and streams.
Building Trust and Awareness
We acknowledge that many within Tennessee may not understand the value of our natural assets. It is, therefore, our responsibility to listen, learn, engage, and provide many of the educational tools and experiences necessary to build awareness, relevance, and trust, to ensure that our work is honored in perpetuity.
We recognize that Tennessee is experiencing extraordinary human development pressure and that our natural assets which draw many to the state are in jeopardy; we must act swiftly and smartly to protect them before it is too late.
We understand ourselves to be one small, interdependent part of a much larger, whole universe. We cannot exist separately and independently. We have a duty to responsibly protect and share our natural world with all other species who are equally dependent upon it.