H.G. Hill drops forest’s price

Friends of Warner Parks needs $2.2 million to purchase land

By Lea Ann Overstreet Allen • THE TENNESSEAN • December 24, 2008

    Friends of Warner Parks, the group committed to preserving an old growth forest in the Bellevue area, is now closer to its goal after the H.G. Hill Realty Co. has reduced the asking price from $13.5 million to $10.8 million.

    The group has been raising money for more than a year now to purchase the 322 acres of land, which include an untouched forest across Highway 100 from Percy and Edwin Warner Parks. Friends of Warner Parks has raised more than $8.6 million towards its goal, with $2.6 million coming from state and Metro agencies. It now needs $2.2 million more.

    This is great news for environmentalists in Nashville/Davidson County. The largest old growth forest in the US in an urban forest is closer to remaining undisturbed. Let’s hope some Santa Claus (who is not experiencing the down economy will step forward).

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