Annual Fall Celebration
at the Mission Farm in Cherokee County
Please join us Saturday, November 13, 2010 in the Hiawassee Basin at Mission Farm for the annual Land Trust for the Little Tennessee Fall Celebration. The Celebration begins at 11:00 and continues until 3:00 and the day includes live music, activities for kids, a hayride, a nature walk, Native and mountain cultural demonstrations, and our annual conservation award presentation. All activities are FREE for the entire family, including a delicious cool-weather meal of cornbread, chili and dessert.
The Mission Farm lies on the Hiwassee River in Cherokee County, and is accessible off of US 64, 0.6 mile west of the Clay County line. Macon County residents can reach the farm by traveling west on US 64 through Hayesville; residents of Graham, Swain, and Jackson counties can follow US 19 West through Andrews, take a left on NC 141 South to Peachtree, and then follow US 64 East approximately one mile.
The entire Hiwassee River basin drains 2,700 square miles of land, much of which lies in the Chattahoochee (Georgia), Nantahala (North Carolina), and Cherokee (Tennessee) National Forests. Major tributaries in this area include Nottely River, Brasstown Creek and the Valley River. LTLT’s work for the Hiwassee is focused in Clay and Cherokee counties.
Since 1999 LTLT has helped conserve over 10,000 acres of land including 35 miles of Little Tennessee River frontage, multiple headwater streams in the Balsam, Cowee and Nantahala Mountains, and a number of family farms including the largest working farm in NC west of Asheville. We strive to protect land that is important for its value as wildlife habitat, productive farmland, recreational area, scenic beauty, or historic significance.
For more information, contact Phillip Moore at 361-7884 or [email protected].