FLC’s Schedule of Events
Upcoming 2015 Events
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Sunday, October 18, 2015: Join us for FLC’s Fall Open House at Bluff Mountain (11am-3pm)
Join FLC staff the afternoon of Sunday, October 18th, from 11am-3pm atop Bluff Mountain for an informal gathering that will include a fall update on FLC programs, light refreshments and an optional, short guided walk. We would enjoy your company! There is no cost and reservations are not required. The meeting location is 3270 Greentop Road – Sevierville, TN 37876. Please contact FLC Staff Member, Elise Eustace, with any questions at 865-681-8326 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Bluff Mountain: The Bluff Mountain Ecological Reserve was established in 2009. This 510 acres atop Chilhowee Mountain in Sevier County was bequeathed to the Foothills Land Conservancy by the late Marian E. Oates – a much loved and respected teacher, community volunteer, and conservationist. Once a favorite vacation spot for Marian’s grandparents and her father, Frank, back in the early 1900s, the site offers panoramic views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and surrounding counties, contains several springs, and provides for native plant and wildlife habitats. Throughout the 1940s and 1950s, Frank Oates developed a land acquisition plan to buy up tracts, eventually purchasing the very top of Bluff Mountain for $10,000. With a bit of patience and much excitement he and his wife, Emma Ree Crooks Oates, built their dream retirement home at this site in 1964. This land is now protected from commercial development through a conservation easement with Foothills Land Conservancy that was also made possible by Ms. Oates.