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Cumberland Wild!

Date: July 15th, 2006

Location: Howell Cottage, Beersheba Springs, TN. Built by John Armfield prior to the Civil War and given to the Bishop Leonidas Polk, a founding father of the University of the South. The cottage offers a historically significant location that promotes a mind-set of long-term consideration for resources and planning.

Objective: To increase interest and awareness about the fate of lands surrounding the Savage Gulf area, and the surrounding Plateau in general. It is hoped that the event will galvanize support for land conservation in the area and promote legislation to publicly acquire such landholdings. The event will allow individuals within the environmental and conservation communities to network and better unite their goals while educating those without familiarity of the issues. The event will showcase support for environmental education and awareness in the region and serve as a forum for participating environmental groups. It will provide an excellent opportunity for various groups to maximize their exposure and solicit membership and support.

Press Release:

Join us July 15th in Beersheba Springs, Tennessee, for Cumberland Wild!, a day of hiking, music, food and fun, to heighten environmental awareness of the Cumberland Plateau. Check out presentations by the Nature Conservancy, Alliance for the Cumberlands, Dogwood Alliance, and many others, as well as a forum to discuss the area’s future. There will also be children’s activities, a silent art auction, rappelling, and yoga, with an evening concert by Bang Bang Bang. This day is sponsored by the Friends of South Cumberland State Recreation Area. For more information, go to www.cumberlandwild.com

Further Contact: Thad Adkins
Event Organizer
423-987-6691
thad@cumberlandwild.com
thad_adkins@hotmail.com

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