(Franklin, NC) – The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee will host its 14th annual Fall Celebration on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the Historic Cowee School in Franklin.
The program will feature guest speaker Bill Holman, North Carolina Director of The Conservation Fund and the former Executive Director of North Carolina’s Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF). CWMTF has been instrumental in the successful work of both the Little Tennessee Watershed Association and LTLT before their merger.
LTLT will also announce the winner of its 2013 Conservationist of the Year Award.
After the program and chili lunch, a variety of activities and exhibits will be offered throughout the Cowee School including historic tours of the Cowee-West’s Mill District and Rickman Store; informative displays on historic and conservation topics; and games and face painting.
LTLT also celebrates that 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of the Little Tennessee River Watershed Conference, a gathering of citizens, officials, and groups interested in the health and future of land and water of the Little Tennessee River Watershed. The Conference in 1993 gave rise to the Little Tennessee Watershed Association and the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee, which today are merged as LTLT.
The Fall Celebration is free and open to the public. The Historic Cowee School is located at 51 Cowee School Drive in Franklin, NC.
LTLT is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to conserving the waters, forests, farms, and heritage of the Upper Little Tennessee and Hiwassee River Valleys, including the Valley, Tuckasegee and Cheoah Rivers. LTLT works in the six far-western counties of North Carolina and northern Rabun County, Georgia. Since 1999, LTLT has been a key agent for the protection of more than 21,000 acres, including riverfront lands along 36 miles of the free-flowing Little Tennessee River.