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Tennessee Environmental Council is pleased to announce that we have opened a Southeast Regional office in Chattanooga.   Tina Harvey Crawford joined the Council in May as Council’s Southeast TN Region Director.  She is well-suited to the task given her love of people, plenty of energy, and an excellent track record in fund raising.  In the past, she has found funding for several organizations, most recently at Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center where she raised $250,000 and then served as Project Manager to build Paddler’s Perch for canoeist use.

Tina will help implement Council programming in the Southeastern part of the state including tree planting events for our Tennessee Tree Project, watershed restoration and education projects as part of our Watershed Support Center, and regional meetings and training as part of our Sustainable TN program.   Tina will also help with fundraising and development.

Tina is already making an impact, leading at a summer youth program put on by the Alton Park Piney Woods Development Corporation.  She is teaching at risk youth about nature including watershed health.  This work was featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

“The Council is a statewide organization, and opening the Chattanooga office will allow us to be more proactive in the southeastern part of the state,” said Council Executive Director, John McFadden. “Tina has a great passion for Tennessee and protecting our natural resources and is excited about partnering with other environmental groups, businesses, youth groups and more, who are already doing great work in the area.  We are excited about our growing opportunities in Chattanooga, Knoxville and the southeast region.”

Join us August 28 to CELEBRATE the launch of our Chattanooga office and expansion of our work in
Southeast TN!  

Meet our new Southeastern Regional Director, Tina Harvey Crawford, and other Council staff and board members. Learn about the work we are planning in the Southeast, share your ideas, meet local environmental leaders, and enjoy delicious appetizers and beverages donated by Hamilton Liquor, 212 Market, TN Valley Ice, Carter Distributing and more!   The event is at Crash Pad, one of the greenest new spaces in Chattanooga, the only LEED Platinum certified hostel!

August 28, 2013 – 5:30-7:30pm
Crash Pad Chattanooga located at:
29 Johnson St., Chattanooga, TN
Event is FREE but please register: