The chartered objectives of the Tennessee Trails Association are to promote and develop a system of hiking trails in the state of Tennessee, to provide opportunities for the enjoyment of these trails, and to educate the membership and general public as to wise stewardship of trails and the outdoor areas through which they pass.
TTA also pledged to work with federal, state, and local agencies and other organizations and landowners for such promotion and development and to work for the conservation of natural resources.
ln order to further these goals, the TTA has established this grants program to encourage local volunteer groups to undertake trail related projects.
These grants are named in the honor of Evan Means – a journalist, author, conservationist, hiker, trail builder, originator of the Cumberland Trail, and co-founder of the TTA. Mr. Means won countless awards for his work over the years to protect Tennessee’s natural resources and beauty, as well as for his dedication to projects that allow hikers to enjoy this natural beauty.
TTA looks forward to being supportive of all hiking and environmental groups throughout the state as they make it possible for future generations of Tennesseans and visitors to…
For the complete article, see the May 19th edition of The Lexington Progress.