Weed Wrangle Set for March 4 at Baker Creek Preserve

Communications Deputy Director

Eric Vreeland
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Weed Wrangle Set for March 4 at Baker Creek Preserve

Posted: 02/13/2017
Weed WrangleThe Knoxville Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of America, is sponsoring Knoxville’s second annual Weed Wrangle®-Knoxville on March 4, 2017 and invite the public to volunteer in the effort. Volunteers will gather from 9:00 am to noon at the Baker Creek Preserve located at 3700 Lancaster Drive, Knoxville, TN

The 100-acre property donated to Legacy Parks Foundation by the Wood family in 2013 is quickly transforming into a destination for outdoor adventures. The property is a major addition to Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. “We wanted to create a unique and special place with the property,” explained Legacy Parks Executive Director Carol Evans. “The term “preserve” designates an area of importance for wildlife, flora, fauna, or other special interests. This property has a beautiful little creek, giant sycamore trees and other native plants, wildlife, and incredible views – it truly is a preserve in that we hope to enhance and create access to all of the natural assets.” All of the trails, excluding Devil’s Racetrack, were funded by a Recreation Trails Grant from the State of Tennessee to Legacy Parks.

Directions: Take I-40 to the James White Parkway across the river. Take the Moody Ave exit (last exit) and turn left onto Sevierville Pike. Go 0.5 miles and turn right onto Lancaster Dr. and the parking area will be on the left adjacent to the church building.