Townsend River Walk
The Townsend River Walk Project is a long term project focused on removal of invasive plants and trees and planting of native species on a trail along the Little River. Over thirty five different species of trees and as many different native wild flowers have been identified that thrive in the habitat. The site has been designated as a certified arboretum by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council.
The River Walk was re-certified as an arboretum in 2016 by the Urban Forestry Department of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, and is the only arboretum in Blount County. The butterfly garden added in 2016 has been designated a Monarch Waystation, and additional plants and seeds ideal for pollination and food have been added for 2017.
Volunteers continue to work on the removal of invasive plants and clearing the trail of debris. Additional trees have been marked for the arboretum and adding a native resistant chestnut is a 2017 goal.
Volunteers are welcome! Contact Charlotte Miller via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org