Site Updated September 25th, 2008

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If you haven't seen the destruction for yourself, drive up and over Chilhowee Mountain. Take Montvale Road (Hwy 336) and continue approximately 9 miles from Downtown Maryville to view from Happy Valley Road, OR, take Foothills Parkway from Walland (Hwy 321) or Chilhowee Lake (Hwy 129) to Look Rock Overlook and Fire Tower.  
Save Chilhowee Mountain and Protect the Watershed of Great Smoky Mountains National Park from a disastrous development on an ecologically sensitive and fragile mountainside.

Save Chilhowee Mountain, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization that grew, and is still growing, out of a spontaneous protest that erupted when the public first got word of a developer's plan to build an 80 unit subdivision on the east side of Chilhowee Mountain, the side that faces the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in Blount County, Tennessee. The sub-division is being carved into a steep mountainside in the Abrams Creek Watershed --- the only watershed containing private property draining directly into the National Park. Abrams Creek, the home of several endangered species is vulnerable, and the scars of bulldozing dozens of acres of mountainside are scars visible from the Foothills Parkway and the center of the National Park.

OUR MISSION -- to preserve the natural habitat, beauty, and diversity of the Chilhowee Mountain area for the enjoyment of all.

Change is inevitable, however, change must be tempered by sensitivity to our surrounding, the natural beauty of our mountains, the quality of our water, and the quality of life for all citizens. Development pressure in East Tennessee is relentless. Our beautiful and often fragile mountains are now the new Sea Shores for thousands of second and luxury homes perched on their tops and sides.

We seek to bring together people and groups who share a vision of education and promotion of diverse, high quality, and sustainable solutions regarding growth in our region. Help us map out a future for us and our neighbors that will insure the natural attractiveness and beauty of our region for generations to come.

Please join us in working to save our special places.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.


Save Chilhowee Mountain, P.O. Box 6559, Maryville, TN 37802

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