Friends of the Smokies Purchases Land Adjacent to National Park (Sevier County)
*Reprinted with permission from Friends of the Smokies.
Major funding for the land purchase was made possible from proceeds from Friends’ annual Ogle-Fulmer “Picnic in Pittman for the Park” fundraiser over the last ten years. The Foothills Land Conservancy also partnered with Friends of the Smokies in the purchase.
“In addition to providing this rare opportunity for the Park to add 20 acres of prime property to its holdings, we also fulfilled our annual Needs List commitment of about $1.5 million to the Park this week,” said Friends of the Smokies President Jim Hart.