2016 Weed Wrangle








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Park Glen Leven Farm




Glen Leven Farm/Land Trust for Tennessee and Radnor Lake State Natural Area

Schedule
Saturday March 5, 2016 12-4pm
- Arrive at 12
- Orientation at 12:30
- Work 1-4


Attire

Please dress appropriately for the weather, and for working outdoors. Plan on getting dirty. Sturdy, closed-toe shoe required. No sandals. Gloves and long pants recommended.


The Project

The Land Trust for Tennessee is joining forces with Weed Wrangle of Nashville to combat invasive-exotic plant species at Glen Leven Farm. The Land Trust for Tennessee is a statewide not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the conservation of public and private lands for the benefit of all Tennesseans. Since 1999, The LTTN has protected over 100,000 acres of land across Tennessee, and Glen Leven Farm is one of those properties. Comprising 65 acres of historically significant urban agricultural land, Glen Leven is located within sight of downtown Nashville at 4000 Franklin Pike. In the last year The Land Trust for Tennessee has begun invasive bush honeysuckle removal as part of a property-wide fence removal project, and we are now happy to partner with Weed Wrangle of Nashville with the goal of eliminating invasive-exotic plant species from the property in support of sustainable agricultural practices. The Glen Leven property contains the 1857 Thompson family mansion, part of the site of the Battle of Nashville Civil War Battlefield, a segment of the General Andrew Jackson Nashville-to-New Orleans Military Road, and is not regularly open to the public. Join The Land Trust for Tennessee and Weed Wrangle of Nashville on March 5, 2016 for an afternoon of volunteer invasive plant removal, and take advantage of this rare opportunity to enjoy the culturally and historically unique landscape of Glen Leven Farm.


Water and snacks will be provided.

Directions to The Land Trust for Tennessee's Glen Leven Farm

Glen Leven Farm is at 4000 Franklin Pike.


From 1-65:
Exit at the Harding exit, head West to Franklin Pike, and take a right on Franklin Pike, when you get to Norwood Drive in .8 mile, be sure to be in the right lane (don't turn onto Norwood Drive). The property begins with a stone wall. Slow down, and pull right into the Ridley Wills II entrance (wooden fence).


From Franklin Pike and Thompson Lane intersection:
Head South on Franklin Pike. You'll pass Cofer's Chapel on the right, and then Glen Leven Presbyterian on your left, and be sure to be in the left lane. PASS the first Glen Leven entrance (the house entrance which is permanently closed and next to the mailbox) and drive on to the Ridley Wills II farm entrance, which is about 1/10 mile south of the house entrance.

Franklin Pike can be very busy, so please be careful when turning in. Once you pull in, please drive up the gravel road and park in the mulched parking area on the left side of the farm road. To preserve Glen Leven's trees there is no parking allowed around the 1857 home.


Contact information
Matt Cottam (Glen Leven Farm Coordinator) cell 901-297-3455