AT&T makes Greenways grant

On December 16, 2009, in News 2009, by Mark Norris

GermanTownNews.com December 16, 2009 AT&T has announced it has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation. The grant will support the TPGF’s mission of enriching West Tennessee communities by creating parks and open spaces, protecting key wildlife habitats and natural areas and encouraging people to get outdoors to connect with nature. […]

GermanTownNews.com
December 16, 2009

AT&T has announced it has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation. The grant will support the TPGF’s mission of enriching West Tennessee communities by creating parks and open spaces, protecting key wildlife habitats and natural areas and encouraging people to get outdoors to connect with nature.

Since 1998, the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation has been working to create sustainable communities and regions across Tennessee through conservation activities, corridor connections, and education. The TPGF vision is to create a network of parks, greenways, and wildlife areas that promotes quality of life and links people to their natural and cultural heritage. The goal of their State Park Connections program is to create literal “on-the-ground” connections that encourage people to get outdoors to connect with nature and each other; promote physical fitness and healthy lifestyles; protect key wildlife habitats and natural areas; enrich communities by creating parks and open spaces; preserve significant cultural and historical areas; and enhance Tennessee’s tourist-based economy. To date, the TPGF has given away $267,704 to fund over 164 new greenway and trail projects across Tennessee.

“AT&T’s incredibly generous support of the Foundation’s State Park Connections will build new trails, bridges and public access to Tennessee’s natural treasures,” said Kathleen Williams, Executive Director of Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation. “We want people from this and future generations to hike, explore and enjoy nature. AT&T’s sponsorship will make this possible”

“AT&T is proud to support the TPGF in encouraging healthy lifestyles, physical fitness and the preservation of natural areas,” said Gregg Morton, President – AT&T Tennessee. “This is important to advance the tourist based economy of Tennessee.”

“Senior Citizens, school children, church groups, hikers, all benefit from the enhancement, protection and development of Tennessee’s greenways and trails,” added Lt. Governor Ramsey. “Thanks to AT&T and the TPGF for this important partnership.”

The financial support of AT&T is very much appreciated,” noted Senate Majority Leader, Mark Norris. “West Tennesseans from all walks of life are the beneficiaries of this program.”

“There are few causes more noble than protecting our cultural and historical areas,” added House Speaker Kent Williams. “Future generations of Tennesseans will have great respect for the work of the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation and their preservation initiatives.

“On behalf of the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation, AT&T has our great appreciation for their financial support. Additionally, gratitude goes to Lt. Governor Ramsey, Senator Norris and Speaker Williams for their long time support and devotion to the mission of the TPGF,” added Kathleen Williams.