The Vision: Connecting the Tennessee River to Blevins Gap
Envision a permanently preserved corridor of life, a natural place where connections are made and our unique sense of place is displayed. Envision a place that binds us together with trails and provides a migration corridor and habitat for wildlife to safely travel and flourish. Connecting the Tennessee River to Blevins Gap would provide such a place. It would connect the life-giving waters of the Tennessee River to our mountain top vistas. It would skirt rocky outcroppings that shelter some of our tiniest creatures. It would lead you through groves of wild azaleas, trillium, and phlox that punctuate the new green of spring. It would be a place of respite.
The Challenge: Preserving Connections Before They’re Gone
Huntsville is projected to become Alabama’s largest municipality in less than 10 years. This surge of growth is already placing tremendous pressure on our natural landscape. We must act today to keep pace with the development. The price of inaction and procrastination – losing our identity – is irreversible and too high. It is critical that our natural lands and trail corridors are preserved now.
The Solution: Partnering Together
By pooling our financial resources, we can acquire and preserve the natural lands that provide key connections for this corridor. Through the generous support of Green Mountain residents and the City of Huntsville, the fundraising goal for one of these key properties has been reached. With your help, we can now begin to focus on the purchase of the next parcel connecting the River to the Gap.