Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge (Now Named: Seven Islands State Birding Park) – Knox County (FLC Conservation Easement on 26 acres)
In early 2010, FLC agreed to hold a conservation easement for the Legacy Parks Foundation on 26 acres in Knox County for the purpose of enlarging the Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge (SIWR) property. Since that time, the Legacy Parks Foundation has given this tract (that includes the easement) over to Knox County for inclusion in the refuge. SIWR is a wildlife sanctuary that encompasses 360 acres. It’s available for recreational use by the general public. Management of the SIWR refuge is a joint effort between Knox County Parks & Recreation and the Seven Islands Foundation. *Note* Seven Islands name was changed when it became part of the TN State Park system. The website for Seven Islands State Birding Park can be viewed here: http://tnstateparks.com/parks/contact/seven-islands.