Historic land donation celebrated

Posted By | November 25, 2019 10:39 am

Jim DeMouy, vice president environment, health, safety and sustainability; Dain Brandrup, environmental manager for retail; Billy Bryant, former land manager of Chestnut Mountain; Greer Tidwell, director environmental management.

White County officials recently held a community day at the Bridgestone Nature Reserve at Chestnut Mountain outside of Sparta to celebrate a historic land donation. Below is a blurb about the event and attached is a photo from the community event. I’m wondering if this is something that you would want to include in your paper?

In 2018, Bridgestone Americas partnered with The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee to donate 5,763 acres of land on the Cumberland Plateau, an area that is now known as the Bridgestone Nature Reserve at Chestnut Mountain. The historic transfer is the largest land donation in the history of The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee to date.

This month, officials held a community day to celebrate the donation of Chestnut Mountain and the long-term environmental impact of this important land. During this annual celebration, The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee shared the positive activities and progress happening on the property.

“At Bridgestone, we’re pleased to help make our communities stronger, particularly in the state we call home. In all things, we work to ensure a healthy environment for future generations, and we’re thankful for partners like The Nature Conservancy that help us do so,” said Jim DeMouy, Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability. “We are pleased that this beautiful part of Tennessee, which is home to some of the most biodiverse forests in the United States, will be protected for generations to come.”

Bridgestone’s gift protects and enhances biologically significant habitat for a range of endangered plant and animal species, and provides connectivity to adjoining protected forests, including the 10,000-acre Bridgestone/Firestone Centennial Wilderness previously gifted by Bridgestone Americas to the state of Tennessee. As a global company that prioritizes sustainability, Bridgestone’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitment, Our Way to Serve, capitalizes on improving the way people move, live, work and play through three Priority Areas: Mobility, People and Environment.

For more information about Our Way to Serve, click here.

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