Save Chilhowee Mountain and Protect the Watershed of Great Smoky Mountains National Park from a disastrous development on an ecologically sensitive and fragile mountainside.
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you haven't seen
the destruction for yourself, drive up and over Chilhowee
Mountain. Take Montvale Road (Hwy 336) and
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
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
and the center of the National
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.
you have any questions, please
don't hesitate to contact us.