Americorps VISTA Notes: Closing in on my Year with Lula Lake

It’s true that as a South Cumberland native, I reveled in the beautiful hiking at Lula Lake for years before applying to work here. In the nearly ten months now since I began my post as the land trust’s Americorps

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My Take: A Volunteer Perspective

This is a contribution by Lula Lake volunteer Chris Purvis. My name is Chris Purvis.  I’ve been a Chattanooga resident since August 2015 and a Lula Lake Land Trust volunteer since April.  I showed up at an Open Gate Day that

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Founder’s Weekend 2016

Founder’s Weekend was established in 2014 to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Lula Lake Land Trust and to honor the founders, the Davenport family. The third annual Founder’s Weekend is set to be the biggest and best yet with activities

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My Favorite Lula Lake Trail

Without a doubt, my favorite trail at Lula Lake is the High Adventure Trail. Perched up at the northern end of the property, secluded from the hustle and bustle of the old railroad grade, far from the parking lot, picnic

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Lula Lake & Environmental Education: A Match Made in the Clouds

A local high school student and Lula Lake volunteer recently told me a story about hiking with a friend here in Northwest Georgia. She fell and cut her leg, which caused her friend to worry because they had forgotten to

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Finding Fish with TNACI

Protecting our natural surroundings is a big job, and Lula Lake Land Trust cannot do it alone.  That’s why we are partnering with the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute (TNACI) to study the health of Rock Creek. Earlier this month, TNACI

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Such a magical place to call home

If you’ve visited the core property recently or checked out recent posts on our website, you’ve probably remarked that there’s a lot going on at Lula Lake these days. Indeed, I’ve had the pleasure of joining our team at a

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River City Sessions Brings Friday Night Crowd

It’s tough to categorize what the next coming year will be like for Lula Lake Land Trust.  Part “Field of Dreams” (if you build it they will come…) and part wet spaghetti noodle (let’s see if this sticks…), we’re trying

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Film showing to benefit Lula Lake features a familiar climb

If you are into outdoor sports and adventure, no doubt you’ve experienced many “Highpoints”, those moments of accomplishment that clarify your life’s purpose and set the stage for the next one. For climbers and mountaineers, peak exhilaration comes from topping

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Our March e-newsletter has arrived!

Catch up on the latest news and coming events at the Lula Lake Land Trust! March 2016 e-newsletter