FSC members describing their
special "Place in the Park"
"The more we travel around the
US, the more we realize what a
unique and spectacular natural
asset we have, right here in
Tennessee. The South
Cumberland deserves everyone's
continued support and protection!"
- Rick and Deb Dreves
January 10, 2015, Ice Hike at Greeter Falls. Video by
Friends of South Cumberland
2015 Friends of South Cumberland State Recreation Area, Inc. - firstname.lastname@example.org - P.O. Box 816, Sewanee, TN 37375
FRIENDS PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR NEW PLAYGROUND
AT VISITORS CENTER In a joint venture with the Grundy County Health Council, the Friends
donated funds for a creative new playground that has recently been
completed at the Visitors Center. The FSC's matching gift of $5,000 made
the project possible. A ribbon cutting was held on Jan. 27. Pictured above,
Interim Park Manager George Shin holds the left end of the ribbon with FSC
President Ty Burnette on the far right. Cutting the ribbon is Tonya Garner of
the GCHC. The playground equipment replicates boulders and introduces
children to the sport of rock climbing.
TRAILS & TRILLIUMS will be featured on Tennesse's Wildside TV program in 2015.
Filmed during last April's event, the piece will begin airing soon.
Watch for it.
Another Hiker HIKES 'EM ALL! Naullain Kendrick at right, of Manchester, did
all 14 hikes in the Hike 'Em All Challenge.
was chair of the Hike 14 Challenge, he was
determined to reach this goal. Naullain serves
on the board of the FSC, has completed the
coursework and community service hours to
become a Tennessee Naturalist, and is
co-chair of the hikes for Trails & Trilliums.
Thanks, Naullain, for all you do for the FSC and
for hikers across Tennessee who enjoyed
taking part in the Hike 14 Challenge. If you
would like to assist Naullain in planning and
leading hikes, he would love to hear from you!
Last summer FSC President Ty Burnette spearheaded a
project to provide the park with both simple, free maps of the
major trails and with heavy-duty, coated maps-one for the
Savage Gulf area and one for Fiery Gizzard/Buggy Top.
According to the rangers, this was one of the most pressing
visitor requests, and the state park headquarters has been
unable to meet the demands. The FSC paid to have the maps
printed, and is selling the high-quality maps to cover
expenses. The small free maps are available at the Visitors
Center and Ranger Stations. They can be downloaded for
free from the Friends website. The large, durable maps can
be purchased at the Visitors Center or from the FSC website
store at a cost of $2 each, with $1 for mailing. If you have
been planning to order a copy of Mary Priestley's Hike Em All
book, it now comes with both sturdy maps tucked in the back
for $15. Thanks, Ty, for mapping out another great strategy for
the FSC to help the park.