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Spring 2008

Protecting, Preserving, and Promoting the Natural Integrity of Radnor Lake through Land Acquisition, Environmental Education, and Park Support.

Landing an Opportunity — Friends of Radnor Lake needs your help


riends of Radnor Lake is excited to announce progress in our ongoing land protection efforts. We need your help! As most of you know, one of the most important ways that Friends of Radnor Lake protects the environment of our natural area is by preserving adjoining and overlooking land. Because land is expensive and our resources are limited, we can target only the most vital of the few remaining undeveloped lots surrounding the lake— those lots that would have horrible effects if developed. After several years of working with the owners to get below market prices, we are in the process of buying two of these crucial parcels. Friends of Radnor Lake has actually signed a contract to purchase 2.4 acres in the Radnor Glen subdivision next to the

five Radnor Glen lots bought in 2004. This land is just a few feet from the South Cove Trail and is visible from the trail. Any development could certainly be an eyesore along that beautiful walk. This acquisition will complete the protective barrier for the South Cove Trail. Additionally, Friends of Radnor Lake is in the final steps of negotiating the acquisition of approximately 5 acres of land on the north side of the lake. This property is within both the viewshed and watershed of Radnor Lake. Any development on these lots would be extremely visible from the lake and trail system. Additionally, water runoff from construction and landscaping would be an ongoing source of water pollution. For the benefit of 1,000,000 visitors a year, we need to protect this serene oasis in the midst of a growing

Share the Beauty

We thank each of you for purchasing and renewing your license plate in support of Radnor Lake. The monies raised from the sale of the Radnor license plate play a crucial role in the preservation of the Natural Area. For each $35 plate fee, Friends of Radnor receives $15.38. The balance goes to the cost of producing the license plate, to the Tennessee Arts Commission, the State Highway Fund, and the Dept. of Safety. Please continue to support this program, and share Radnor’s beauty everywhere you go.

Dutchman’s Breeches bloom along the lake and trails.

urban area. The combined prices of these two parcels is significant, seven times our normal operating budget. We have applied to the Tennessee Heritage Conservation Trust for a grant to pay one third of the appraised value, and because protection is the primary focus of Friends of Radnor Lake, our Board of Directors has authorized spending our reserves. But even in the best case scenario, we need to raise at least $125,000 as soon as possible Help protect Radnor Lake! Please make your donation now. Any size contribution will be most appreciated. You can use the enclosed envelope and mark your check for “land” if you would like your contribution earmarked for acquisition. Thank you and enjoy a beautiful spring. 1

Radnor Lake State Natural Area Steve Ward Park Manager Leslie Anne Rawlings Park Ranger Josh Walsh Park Ranger Joshua Kirby Interpretive Specialist Ryan Jenkins Seasonal Interpretive Specialist Shaun Rainone Student Interpreter Recreator Lyndy Maness Secretary Angelina Clarke Receptionist Radnor Lake State Natural Area 1160 Otter Creek Road Nashville, TN 37220 (615) 373-3467 Park Hours: 6 a.m. until dark Visitor Center Hours: Open daily: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed: noon -1 p.m. Park Visitor Center: (615) 373-3467 A schedule of events is available at the Visitor Center or online at:



to better manage our state’s first natural area


he Friends of Radnor Lake has been involved in the development and maintenance of a geographic information systems (GIS) program at Radnor Lake since 2003. In the five years that the program has been active, great strides have been made in improving the quality and accessibility of spatial data available for numerous projects. Probably the most recognized aspect of the program is the updated trail map on display at the parking lot kiosks, but there are many other instances in which the GIS program has benefited the park, such as the development of the map in the enclosed Water Quality Initiative brochure. But before I continue, you might be wondering what comprises a GIS, and how, besides mapping the park’s trail system, it benefits the park? A GIS uses computers for assembling, storing, manipulating, and displaying geographically referenced data for analysis. It is not a software program, but a method. Data such as aerial photographs, property parcel boundaries, road alignments, stream networks, hiking trails, and topographic contours are obtained from various sources and then spatially referenced with sophisticated computer software. Software tools enable queries of either the spatial relationships of the data (proximity, overlay, etc.) or data tables that are dynamically linked to the geographic data sets. Those data tables might contain information on attributes like property parcel ownership and acreage, street addresses, elevations, or hiking trail dis-

tances. As spatial analyses are conducted on data within the system, more data sets are created and spatially referenced. Over time, the variety of data sets within the system helps to provide an understanding of processes taking place in and around the park that might not have otherwise been recognized. For example, data from the U.S. Geological Survey was used in the GIS to delineate areas that drain into the lake— its watershed. Park rangers are now better able to identify areas of concern for water pollution from areas adjacent to the park and monitor selected sites for contamination. The park’s GIS was also used to identify properties within the park’s viewshed, locations viewable from public areas within the park. By identifying those areas within the park’s viewshed, strategies can be developed to limit visual distractions from outside of the natural area, thereby helping to maintain the feel of an urban oasis for visitors to the park. The park’s GIS has also been used to track confirmed rabies cases in the Oak Hill and Forest Hills communities, map the results from a study to gauge the perceived impact of deer and coyote in the area, and develop materials for community outreach and fundraising. Perhaps the greatest benefit that the GIS has had on operations at Radnor has been the pulling together of data from a variety of sources into one, readily accessible database. Instead of having to search through numerous hard-copy maps or trying to visualize the relationships between data in spreadsheets and locations on a map, rangers can now

access a wealth of geographically referenced information in minutes. As the GIS program at the park forges ahead, we will continue to advance the use of cutting-edge technologies for natural resources conservation and protection. —James Russ, GIS Specialist

James Russ has worked for the past 5 years as a GIS specialist and mapping consultant for Friends of Radnor Lake.


any thanks to the Frist Foundation for helping Friends of Radnor Lake fund the implementation of this technology.


nclosed in this newsletter is a brochure about the Radnor Lake Water Quality Initiative which was implemented with the help of the GIS system to measure the water quality of Radnor Lake on an on-going basis. As you’ll see, the overall health of the ecosystem seems to be in good shape—but could be better in a few of the tested areas. As neighbors of Radnor, we can all help keep Radnor Lake clean and healthy with a few common sense practices as noted in the brochure. As you know, we couldn’t be happier that so many Nashvillians love and enjoy Radnor and it is a worthy and important goal to protect the environment that brings so much pleasure to so many people...and birds…and turtles..and deer…and otters…

Jim Fyke honored with 2008 Radnor Lake Environmental Award


n April 11, Friends of Radnor Lake celebrated Natural Areas Week by honoring Jim Fyke for his lifelong work in conservation.

Board of Directors Ann Tidwell President John B. (Jay) Hardcastle Jr.

Vice President


im's career and accomplishments are impressive. As Director of Parks in Nashville, Jim attracted a great staff, survived many administrative changes, doubled the amount of park land preserved, initiated and supported an extensive greenways initiative, and developed Nashville’s park system into one of the best. Five years ago, Jim accepted a new challenge from Governor Phil Bredesen when he took the position of Commissioner of Environment and Conservation for the state of Tennessee. At the time, the state park system was very

Don Shriver Treasurer Karen Davis Secretary

troubled. Parks were closed on Mondays, unpopular user fees had been instituted, morale was very low, and some parks had even been sold. Jim assembled a stellar team of environmental and conservation professionals including Paul Sloan, Mike Carlton, and Andy Lyon. They slowly turned things around. Under Governor Bredesen’s leader-

ship, they have preserved for future generations almost 200,000 acres of scenic and ecologically important land. Last year, the National Recreation and Parks Association gave Tennessee the Gold Medal Award and declared Tennessee’s State Parks the best in the nation. What an honor to say — Thank you, Jim!

5th Annual Purple Cow

MOOGRASS JAM 2008 Saturday, May 3rd presented by the

GRANNY WHITE MARKET 5301 Granny White Pike Benefiting Radnor Lake State Natural Area Join us for an afternoon of great bluegrass music, fabulous BBQ, face painting, and a dunking booth for the kids. Music will begin at 3:00 p.m. and last until the cows come home! Some of the amazing musicians you’ll hear:

Pat Flynn and Buddy Greene Leah Gray Band The Steel Drivers The Farewell Drifters The Peasall Sisters Kathy Chiavola Band Rocky Alvey Verlon Thompson And emcee Demetria Kalodimos

Tickets for the event are for sale at the gate for $15 or $20 (which includes an event t-shirt). Come join us as we turn the parking lot into an outdoor venue celebrating music, nature, and community spirit. Please call the Granny White Market at (615) 373-1395 for further information.

Friends Of Radnor Lake

Andrew Amonette Kim Barrick Karen Bird Lee Boggs Paul Buchanan T. Kent Cochran Ed Cole Robin Conover Martha Cooper Charley Hankla Diane Hayes Saul Komisar Jeff King Amanda Little Patsy Luckett Rob Robinson Greer Tidwell Frank Shriner Intern Board of Advisors Martha Ann Caldwell Buddy Caldwell Vince Gill Amy Grant John Hardcastle Rep. Beth Harwell Sen. Douglas Henry Margaret Henry Joyce Chris Karbowiak Will Martin Jeanie Nelson John Noel Mack Prichard Dan Smith Ron Turner Dan Webber Lynn Williams Phil Vassar

FORL Staff

Emmie Thomas Executive Administrator Victoria Jackson Executive Assistant


Donations, e would like to W thank you who have contributed to the efforts

of Friends of Radnor Lake. Natural Area preservation, educational programming, and land acquisition continue to be our highest priorities. This list reflects donations, gifts, grants, and memorials made from January 1st thru December 31st, 2007. Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated. Eagle $5,000+ Nan & Carl Adams Debra Brawner & Dan Smith Ruth S Hamilton & Becky Hamilton Moograss Jam 2007 Metropolitan Government of Nashville Jilah & Mark Kalil T & T Family Foundation The Houghland Foundation Osprey $2,500+ Aladdin Industries Foundation Ashley & Saul Komisar Ann & Clark Tidwell Great Blue Heron $1,000+ Anon Nancy & Michael Baron Karen & Pete Bird Sharon & Kent Blazy Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry Betty & Martin Brown City of Oak Hill Karen & Kent Cochran Tricia & Robert Deegan Judith Ginn Bob & Sally Goodrich, Jr Carol & Charles Hankla John J Hollins Dr. & Mrs. Robert Hollister Ellen Warner Hudson Bud Ireland Evans Kemp Mary & Max Merrell Fran & Roddie Peebles Connally & Charlie Penley Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Pilson Bertie & Don Shriver Jeanette & Overton Smith The Chestnut Group The Frist Foundation Peggy Warner Dawn L Woods Red-tailed Hawk $500+ Suzanne & Terry Allen Anon Colleen Atwood Trish Barnard Diane & Lee Boggs Paul Buchanan Frank Burkholder, Jr Suzanne & Seth Cooper Michelle Coyne Deborah Craig Vicki Crumpton The Dale Family Foundation:


gifts, contributions,

Corinne H Dale Virginia H Dale Catherine Dale McCain Molly Dale Smith Zita & Dan Elrod Carolyn & Andrew Goddard Celia Gulbenk Aubrey Harwell Mary Anne & Jonathan Harwell Melissa Hilmes Carol Sue Hollins Gretchen & Allan Horner Hot Pink Nancy & Victor Johnson Anne & Jeff King Cheryl Lankhaar Lynn Lassiter Dr. & Mrs. John Lea, IV Patricia & James Martineau Kathleen S Meador Neal Miller Julia Morris Marie Morris Jonathan Morrison Harry G Nichol, Jr Riffi O’Brien & Rick Seiter Otterwood Homeowners Association Susan & Thomas Parker Christy & Phillip Robinson Carolyn Cavalier Rosenberg Kara Lea & Danny Sweeting Candy Toler Melinda Welton & John Noel III Carol & Charlie Wray Otter $250+ Tony Alcantara Marceleen & Robert Alford Sherry & James Arledge Gennie & Stan Bizot Mrs. George Bratton Elizabeth & Scott Brittain Kim & Bill Bundy Mary & Paul Burd Carolyn & Andy Burton Alan Cameron Trudy & Bill Carpenter Edward Chidester The Hon. James Cooper & Mrs. Martha Cooper Celeste & Jim Crouch Karen Davis Ms. Anne Davis & Mayor Karl Dean Lee Lee & Wally Dietz Susannah Doyle Lisa & Raymond Dubois Frances & Richard Duvall Enterprise Rent-A-Car Joe Fareed Sondra & Bill Fondren Drs. Sharron & Robert Francis Debbie & Mike Fulcher Becky & James Fyke Marilyn Grivich Harvey Guion Hammond & Brandt Builders LLC William Handel Stephanie & Jay Hardcastle, Jr Diane & Tom Hayes Senator & Mrs. Douglas Henry Susanne & George Hicks Dr. Jane High Susan & Este Hollyday Jeanine Johnson Dr. & Mrs. William D Johnston Becky Kantz Ricki & Gary Keckley Rosemary Kenyon



Dawn Kirk Dana & Paul Latour Patsy & Roy Winn Luckett Billy Lyell & Family Drs. Amy & George Lynch Bonnie Manson Miriam McClendon Michael McKee Tom Mulgrew Kelly & Robert P Murphy Sandra Owen Robert Paslay Mary Anne Pitt & Kerry O’Neil Linda & Gordon Potter Annie Roboff Judith Saks Lisa & Robert Schatz Sharon & Bill Sheriff Oscar Shultz, Jr Karen Silien Samuel Smith James Stansell, Jr Stay Tuned Inc Nancy Stott & Richard Bruehl Elizabeth & Tom Surface Mr. & Mrs. William Taber Pam & Jim Terrell The Tennessee Ornithological Society Allison & Chris Thompson Mooreland Title Company Tri Star Energy Kathy & Patrick McKennon, Turfcare Anne B (Mimi) Wallace Melissa & Ed Wilkinson Brenda Williams Carol & Robert Williams Larry Willis Flo Wilson & Bill Longwell James Windrow Glen Yates Bryan Young Barred Owl $100+ Pamela & Davis Adkisson E R Agee, Jr Lt. Col. Scott Aiken Leslie & Neil Alexander Linda & John Anderson Muriel Anderson Jeanette & John Andrews, Jr Anon Nancy Anthony Julie Arnold Dana & John Atkins Nanci & James Bauchiero Colonel Fred Beesley Dr. & Mrs. Robert Begtrup Dawn & Gary Bishop Marianne Blickenstaff Gilbert Bosse, Jr Kevin Bowden Connie & Jerry Bradley Michelle & Scott Bradley Drs. Rebecca & Stephen Brandt Martha & Stephen Braun Dorothy Brittingham Robert D Brown Dr. & Mrs. Ben Byrd Virginia Byrn Sarah & Terry Calvani Gayle & James Camp Alex Cavner Julia Christman Laura & Phil Christopherson Mary H Clarke Ric Clarke Penn B Cobb

Peter Condiles Jane & Frank Condurelis Mr. & Mrs. Robert Cowan Diane & Frierson Craig Elise & Harvey Crouch Mr. & Mrs. Hank Davis Dr. Deegan’s Ecology Class Sara & Albie Del Favero Mrs. Edwin DeMoss Nancy & John Dillon Martha Ann Dimmers & Stephen King Dee & Jerald Doochin Mary Jo & William Dortch Eagle Construction Company Susan Eason Jane & Richard Eskind Mr. & Mrs. F Miles Ezell, Jr Jane Fabian Carol Fossick Galen Foster Kay & Craig Gabbert Faith & Ron Galbraith Dianne & Harris Gilbert Ashley & Jeff Gould Saraswathi & Hiranya Gowda Carol Ann & Thomas Graham Douglas Green Harriet Greer Mary Gresham Marie Griffin R Dale Grimes Liz & Terry Hallemann Kathryn & Michael Hanley Frances Hardie Elizabeth & Mike Harley The Hon. Beth Harwell & Mr. Sam Harwell Mary & Bill Hawkins Susan Hay Joyce & Paul Heil Arnold Heiser Susan & Henry Hipkins Melanie & Doug Hirt Kathie Hodge Penny & Joe Hodgson C A Howell Sherry & Everette Howell, Jr Molly & David Hunsucker Ann & Charles Hunt Thomas W Irvin Ellen, Dick & Elizabeth Jewell Mike Johnson Nancy & Keith Johnson Janet Kalnas Elaine & James Kay, Jr Lynn & Ron King Kings Kid Auto Kourtney Kinzer Jennifer Kleine Adrienne & Rob Knestrick Elizabeth Knox & Alex Gentle Sanford Krantz Jennifer Kraus & Barry Thomas Peter Kult William Lassiter, Jr Dr. & Mrs. Horace Lavely, Jr Elizabeth Lawhon Brenda M Leach Marianne & Charles Leach Bev & Ken Leiser Patricia & David Malone Sam & Elizabeth Marney Lynn & Jack May Sally & Bill Meadows Milam’s Inc Janice & Doug Minton Chadd Moore Constance Moore

Your Linda H Moore Jason Morrow, MD Ruth Neff Marcia Neiman Jeanie Nelson & Will Martin Lucille Neuhoff Robert J Notestine, III Bill Nunnelly Kate & Robert Page Joe B Palmer, III Kelvin Pennington Sue Peters Dr. & Mrs. V Douglas Pierce Gail Pigg Ruthella Potter Jeffrey Quasny Jim Quiggins Kimberly Raiford Nancy Ransom Kay Rawlings Celeste Reed Carol Rehder Stephanie & David Richardson Mr. & Mrs. Louis Rieke Carrie & Rob Robinson Jane & Chuck Robinson David Rollins Delinda & Bart Rollins Ed Routon Anne & Steve Salt Rudy Saperstein Helen & Cooper Schley Frank Schriner Barbara Schulz Ernie Shockley J C Siegrist, Jr Mr. & Mrs. Wilson Sims Julie & Ben Sistrunk Joanne & Gary Slaughter Michelle & Micki Slingerland Helen Wick Sloan Angela Smith Barb & Ken Smith Edd Smith Mark Smith Mary Ann & Brian Smokler Sandra & William Spitz Ann & Willy Stern Margie & Hans Stoll Rick Stone Joann, Sarah & Gary Strickland Amy Sutton Jane & Frank Tacker Anne & Charles Tallent Kim & Kevin Temple Marcia Tenison Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association The Bacon Group Mary Palmer Thompson Gina & Robert Trent Deborah & William Trimble John Tunstall Dr. Jan Van Eys Connie Vanderpool Frances Anne Varallo Steve Vining Kathleen & John Von Arb Susan & Ben Ward Ennis Warf Aviva Wasserman Karen & Kent Weeks Melissa & Jim Wells Jane West Jonna & Doug Whitman Stacy Widelitz Dena & Paul Williamson Mr. & Mrs. Ridley Wills, II

support is greatly appreciated

Etta & Amos Wilson Jonathan Wing Mr. & Mrs. Ed Womack Adelle Wood & Bill Terry Margaret H Wood Cynthia Yancey Dr. Carroll M Young Robin, Joe & Josephine Zenker Wood Duck $50+ E C Anderson, Jr Joan Armour Tim Arnold Teresa Austin Paige & Bill Bainbridge Rachel & Gentry Barden Kim Barrick Jane & Richard Baxter Katrin Bean Joy & Bruce Beck Susan & Bill Bell Jeanne Belliuger & Irwin Venick Patrick Berrigan Mr. & Mrs. Irvin Berry Mary & John Bers Judith & George Bone Ronald Boniol Dixie Boston Virginia & Brant Bousquet Elbert D Brooks Kathy Brown Gail & Don Bursch Angelia & Cabot Cameron Sandra & John Carpenter Maria & Roy Carter Karen & Gene Cheatham Elizabeth Chilton & Bryan Collier Jaynie & Randle Chowning Claire & Neely Coble Fletch & Bill Coke Dr. & Mrs. Robert D Collins Dakie & John Cowan Dolly Crabtree Julia & David Crecraft Gail & Watt Crockett William Crow, Jr Jean & Dan Crowe Dr. Tilden Curry Mary Beth Cysewski & James Weinberg Tom Davidson Deborah Davies Sally & Steve Davis William Davis Florence & H B Davis, Jr Nancy & Frank Deal Mr. & Mrs. William Denny Sandy & Ray Dickerson Lisa Dordal & Laurie Samuels David Dunn Susan Dupont Evelyn Eckert Sharon & James Elrod Francis Fekel David Francescon Lars Frederiksen Kevin Frith Barbara Futter Dr. & Mrs. Steve Gabbe Roz Gant Em J Ghianni Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Gleaves Alan Gosart Mary Beth & Raul Guzman Mary Bess Dunn & Barry Havens Robert L Hemminger Edna & Earl Hensel Dana & Ed Hessey

Eva & Peter Hodgson Emily Hogue Kim & Jim Holbrook Jane Holladay Theresa & Bill Hook Mr. & Mrs. James Hutton, Jr Nancy Jackson & Eberhard Ramm Celeste & Hollis Johnson Cindy & Bob Johnson Linda Heflin Johnston Lynn & David Jordan Lindsey King Dr. & Mrs. MacRae Linton Tad & Richard Lisella Amanda & Carter Little Mrs. Joseph Little Lynn & Paul Matrisian Mr. & Mrs. Joseph P McAllister Laura McKenzie Carroll Miller John Miller Mr. & Mrs. James R Moore John Nail John Newman, M.D. Mary & Gudger Nichols Ophelia & George Paine Carla & Jess Perry Danielle Peterson Karen & James Poth Louise R Potter Cammy & Roger Price Martha Lynn & Gordon Publow Christine & Richard Ramker Bettye Reynolds Ann Rice Michael Roberson Ann Roberts Richard Rochester, MD Mary Ellen & Thomas Rodgers Steven Rollins Rosalie & Daniel Russo Julia & Carlos Sanz De Soto Herbert Schumaker Mary Frances Scobey Carole & John Sergent Barbara & Ben Shields Judy Simmons Joel Solomon Patty & Hal St. Clair Roddy Story Jean Goodman Stumpf Sallie & Sammy Swor Janice & James Talley Gaia Tossing Peggy West & Susan Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Tandy W Wilson III William Womack Fran Wyner Dragonfly $25 Burkley Allen Vivian Allen Sherry & David Badger Edith McBride Bass Mr. & Mrs. Frank M Bass Tricia & Frank Bass, III James Bates Jamie & Ed Benson Peggy Bidez Ann Harris Bishop Barbara & Roger Blankstein Billie Jo & Winston Bowling Chancellor & Mrs. Robert Brandt Delaniah & Carey Bringle, III Mrs. Lattie Noel Brown Skip Brown Shirley H Cameron

Craig Canan Sharon Charney Janet & Jeremy Conlin Laurie & Jim Cooper Keri & Kevin Cowles Jeanne & Michael Cox Debra Crane & Ted Pedulla Richenda & Norman Davis Catherine & Austin Davis, Jr David DeMarco Robert Dickinson Rebecca Dorcy Janette Dyer & Clif Dunn Roberta & Jim Elliott Lee Emerson Mr. & Mrs. Rodes Ennis Susan Eslick Jimmy Evans, Jr Janet & John Exton Dale Farran Anita Fielder Martha Kirby Fort David Francy Darwin Frantz James Freeman III Vera & James Gardener III Pablo Garzon Ann Goodpasture Elaine Gordon Dr. & Mrs. Gerald Gotterer Nina & Walt Gove Joseph Gramelspacher Lisa Gregg Gina & Carlo Guglielmi Mary Addison Hackett Kay Hall Laetitia Hardin Jean Harris Katrina Hayes Frances Haynes Carol & Hamilton Hazlehurst William Heaney Mary Hildebrand Jill Webb Hill Janice Hoagey Susan Ihrie Lynn & Fred James John Jarrett Claire Kahane Michael Kaye Clee Lee Nanci Lewis Gale Link Dr.& Mrs. John Lukens, Jr Judith Luna Terri V MacDonald Sharon Maples Janis & Hal May Margery Mayer Shelby & Jason McCreary Belle & E.W. McFadden Ellen Crook McPherson Sandy & Sam McSeveney Becky Meagher Elizabeth Merritt Margy Milam Linda & Brian Moore Mary Moore Margaret Nicklas Albert W Nisley Jane Norris Jean & Russell Oldfield Mary Owen David Pickens, III Priscilla & Fred Preuss Lieselotte & David Regen Susanne & Richard Regen, Jr


Donations, Mark Reineke Connie Richardson Bill Riley Deborah & David Roberson Rose Marie Robertson Joanna Ross Maryann Russell Patrick Russo Kimiko Sakai & Joseph O’Donnell Rt. Rev. & Mrs. William Sanders Ame Satterwhite Livvy & Jim Schleicher Lauren Schmitzer Jan Shaw Marilyn Shriver Christy & Clare Smith Nan & Doug Smith Paul S Smith Robert B Snyder Mina Garcia Soormally & Clark Geddie Jane Srivastava Melanie & Jake Stearns Helen Sterling Linda & Richard Stiegele Joy Sullivan Suzy Sweeney William Talbert Marian & Greer Tidwell, Jr Corinne Vallis Chrissa Walsh Laura & Steve Walsh Bernadette Webster Barb Whiteman & Bill Compton Millie & W. C. “Josh” Wilder Alva Wilk Emma Williams Eleanor Willis Dr. Barry Woodcock Judy Wright Michael Zibart

gifts, contributions,

In Honor of Linda & John Anderson Laurie & Jim Cooper Mildred Ansley The Louis Rieke Family The Bartoe Family Suzanne & Terry Allen Miriam Bassuk Celeste Reed Dr. Veda Biliyar Jane High Jenifer Bozeman The Louis Rieke Family Dorothy Brittingham Mary P Thompson Dr. Nilufer Chanin Jane High Dr. Phil Chanin Jane High Mr. & Mrs. Robert Dale Jane Fabian Dr. & Mrs. Michael Davis Mr. & Mrs. Martha Davis Sally & Steve Davis Elizabeth Gilbert Anne & Steve Salt Bob Goodrich Jeanie Johnson Dr. Phil Guinsburg Jane High Steve Hardie Frances Isley Hardie J Burke Hardin, Jr Laetitia Hardin

Matching Funds Merrill Lynch Mark J Smith, Jr Bank of America Elizabeth Knox MaryEllen Rodgers Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Mr. & Mrs. James Harley Stephanie & Kirk Porter


Bailey Heflin III Linda Johnston David Hoagey Janice Hoagey Kathie Hodge Richenda Davis Louise Jackson Jane & Frank Tacker Jan Jacobson Pat & Steve Gabbe

The Frist Foundation for the Junior Ranger Program

Beverly & Rueben Job Susan Hay

Metropolitan City of Nashville

Angela & Mark Lunsford Christy & Clare Smith Diane May Melanie & Doug Hirt




Ellen McPherson Karen Davis

John Cheek, Jr Kathy Cheek

Kathie Minton Peggy Warner

John Cheek III Laura & Timothy Busby City of Oak Hill Mrs. William Eason Tish Fort Nancy M & Victor S Johnson, Jr Lynn & Joseph May Andromedia Noel & Family Mr. & Mrs. Charles Nelson III Brigitte & Richard Porter Stefanie & Kirk Porter The Louis Rieke Family Anne Starpoli Melinda Welton & John Noel, III Dudley White Margaret & David W Wiley, Jr Emily & Thomas Zerfoss III

Mr. & Mrs. Theophilus Pitts, Jr Dolly Nance & Bruce Crabtree, Jr Mary Palmer Daniel Thompson Dorothy Brittingham Linda & Gordon Potter Louise Potter Ruthella Potter Mildred Settles Helen & Cooper Schley Dr. Brett Shapiro Jane High Lillian Siman Jaynie & Randle Chowning Betsy & Randy Miller Wendy, Nicholas, Kevin, & Larry Murphy Rev. & Mrs. R Leigh Spruill & Family Bertie & Don Shriver Ann Tidwell & Clark Tidwell Dr. & Mrs. Robert Hollister William H Lassiter, Jr Mr. & Mrs. James Moore Judy Simmons Jane Srivastava Alva Wilk Margaret Verble Dana & Ed Hessey Silvia Vajushi & Doug Darwish Janet Kalnas Steve Ward Dr. & Mrs. Robert Hollister Dr. Jay Woodman Jane High Woodmont Christian Church Fellowship Group: Sandy & Steve Smith Carol & Ralph Parsons Befa & Bill Meador Lynn & Allen McDonald Jane & Chuck Robinson

In Memory of Lois & Walter Batey The Cooksey Family Mary Brenyon Grace Paine Michael Lloyd Bushnell Lea Pustejovsky Debbie Cavalier The Cavalier Family Fund of the Jewish Community Art Noel John Noel Lee Noel

C Benjamin Chilton Dana & Ed Hessey Jean Swingle Cunningham Sharon & Kent Blazy James Desimone Linda D’Errico & David Orth Chip Dobbs Lisa & Chip Hoffman Mary Jane Evers Mr. & Mrs. Robert Anderson &Family Mary H Andrews Eloise Barrett Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Warner Bass Carolyn & James Beckner Angela & Bradford Box Mr. & Mrs. Johnny Boyd The Honorable Phil Bredesen First Lady Andrea Conte Sharon Brix Virginia Byne Martha Ann & Buddy Caldwell City of Oak Hill Emily & William Conrey Fletch & Bill Coke Margaret & Thomas Cummings Mr. & Mrs. E. R. Darken Betty & Ed Davies Joe Diehl Martha Ann Elliott Teresa & Larry Ezell Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Farris Jane Fabian Molly & Tony Fort Nina Margaret & Jim Freeman Barbara Fridrich Jean Grissim Dr. & Mrs. Bill Halliday Fessey & Robert Hamel Jonathan Harwell Senator & Mrs. Doug Henry Dan & Ed Hessey Robin & Bill Heyne Dr. & Mrs. Bruce Hirsch Hound’s Run Homeowners Adex Homesellers Bryan Howard Sarah M Howell Melinda Howser Mrs. Thomas Hudson Janie & Kevin Hughart Hunterdon Homeowners Association Independence Trust Company Susan James

Your Nancy & Victor Johnson Beth & Keith Kirby Karen & Tandy Lamaster Andrew Lee John Lovell Jane & Edward Marcoe, Jr Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Martin, Jr Mr. & Mrs. R C Mathews, Jr Dolly Nance & Bruce Crabtree Kim & Peter Oldham Donna & Earl Palmer Eunice Phelps Vicki & James Phillips Barbara & James Pitman Evelyn & Daniel Raines Mary Ellen & Tom Rogers Barbara Richards & Stan Chervin Donna Robers Dr. & Mrs. Robert Roy Annelle Rucker Joan & Jack Schmitt Kathy Scobey Judy Simmons Mr. & Mrs. Enoch Stephenson T & T Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. J Lillard Templeton Jane & Frank Tacker Emmie & Jim Thomas William Turner Mrs. Paul Viall, Jr Dr. & Mrs. William Wadlington Harriet & David Waller Judith Welhoelter Dr. & Mrs. David White Ann Wiley Margaret & David Wiley Marcia Williams & David Ogilvie Lynda Wimberly Jane Yount Susie Fagan Patricia L Conner Dorothy Foster Larimore Foster Doris Fox Dr. & Mrs. Bill Kraus Albert Ganier, Jr Mr. & Mrs. Al Ganier,III Laura & Steve Ward Dr. William M Hamilton & William M Hamilton, Jr Becky Hamilton Ruth S Hamilton Cay Harris Dixie Boston Nicholas Hobbs Anne & Charles Roos

support is greatly appreciated Grace Sims Irvin Eloise & F W Jeffries Janet & Wallace Jeffries Gary Jones Weeza & Don Swain Katsy & Walton King Mary Kay & Dave Walton J R Kinzer Brian Baker Holger Kulessa Molly Weaver Daisy & Dan Littlefield Diane & Tom Hayes Kristen Lyell Janelle Guthrie Marcus Irene Feurer & Steve Meranze Carrie McElyea Diane & Tom Hayes Jane & Neil Stone Eula P Miller Carroll W Miller Alex Moran Harriet Greer Russell Morris, Jr Antoinette Keliher Penelope Mountford Jan & Anthony Barnes Richard Myers Mollie Weaver John Netherton Brenda Campbell Newman John Neuhoff, Jr Colleen Adams Gail Dillard Barbara J Harris Tom Holshouser Tony Holshouser Marie Neuhoff Skip Neuhoff Edna Smith Margaret Bowers Nicholson Linda D’Errico & David Orth Alice Caldwell Porter Jane Fabian

James Sartor, Jr Helen Allen Jeanne R Brooks Suzanne & Glenn Buckspan Carol Dunlop David Erwin Sarah Galbraith Ghertner & Company: Tom Bristow Mary Massey Kelly Mills Donna Raines Genice Siegrist Kathy Sutherland Zee Terry Nancy Toombs Deborah Wallace Shari Wills Theodora Winkler Nan & Wayne Gurley Lili & Tom Hudson Grace Sims Irvin Mr. & Mrs. John Jewell, Jr Mrs. William Knox Mr. & Mrs. Risley Lawrence Ellen & John Lea Sharon & Jerry Martin Emmie & Hunter McDonald Mary Myers Mr. & Mrs. Russell Oldwell, Jr Mr. & Mrs. James Perkins, Jr Joan K Raskin Laura & Larry Roberts & Friends & Retirees from Third National Mr. & Mrs. Julian Scruggs, Jr Helen R Tanner Elizabeth & Dan Thornton Amelia Trickett Mary Anne & David Whited Paula & Albert Whitson Melinda & Taylor Wray Evelyn Smith Virginia Anderson Maggoteaux, Inc Family & Children’s Services Corinne Smith Paul Smith Ruth & Bill Whiting Mildred & Herbert Sparks City of Oak Hill Pat, Lila & Patrick Steiner Richard Phelps Stamps Sarah Stamps Harriette Stevenson Shelley & Ward Cammack Barbara Ann Hopkins

Bill Tirrill Martha Ann & Buddy Caldwell Ellen & Bill Dillon Dr. & Mrs. Bill Halliday Emmie & Jim Thomas William E Turner, Jr Connie Vanderpool Barbara Lee Wishart Angela Sevier Leota L Woods Rondall Woods


hank you for your support of Radnor’s 2008 calendar, Solitude for the Soul, produced by Robin Conover. 1500 were printed and SOLD! We especially thank the retailers who helped by selling the calendars to benefit Friends of Radnor Lake: Ecology, REI, Granny White Market, Davis Kidd Booksellers, & Whole Foods.

Christopher Todd Hobgood Paula Swafford Grace Wilson Irvin

Special thanks to all of The Chestnut Group artists who created such phenomenal paintings of Radnor and donated half of their proceeds to FORL. Our next event is planned for Spring of 2009.


Friends of Radnor Lake P.O. Box 40324 Nashville, TN 37204




Monthly Meetings


adnor Lake State Natural Area hosts environmental organizations’ monthly meetings at the Walter L. Criley Visitor Center. These educational meetings are open to the public. Please call the contacts listed for agendas and other information.

Cumberland-Harpeth Audubon Society

First Thursday, 7 pm Contact: Sheila Shay (615) 298-5154

Middle Tennessee Group of the Sierra Club

Second Thursday, 7 pm Contact: Adelle Wood (615) 665-1010

Nashville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society

Third Thursday, 7 pm Contact: Jan Shaw (615) 331-2231

TSRA Board Meeting Fourth Thursday, 6 pm Contact: Bill Griswold

Rocky Alvey’s Blackberry Jam Rocky Alvey, Assistant Director of Dyer Observatory, Radnor’s neighbor and talented Americana musician has just released his CD titled Blackberry Jam and Other Fresh Ingredients. It’s available at The Granny White Market, and Rocky is generously donating proceeds from the sale of several CDs per month to Radnor Lake! “Tip over the jar of Blackberry Jam and Other Fresh Ingredients and out comes the life of singer/ songwriter Rocky Alvey. As unpretentious as a homemade biscuit, Alvey’s songs run the gamut from heartwrenching to hilarious.” Check it out at

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Friends of Radnor Lake Friends of Radnor Lake was born in 1973 when the lake and surrounding hills were threatened with residential development. As the Tennessee State Park system’s oldest and most successful nonprofit support group, FORL has purchased critical properties and supported protection efforts in many other ways. Friends of Radnor Lake P.O. Box 40324 Nashville, TN 37204 (615) 251-1471 e-mail: friendsofradnorlake We’re on the Web Check out our Website for up to date events, photos, and other important information.

Friends of Radnor Lake Newsletter - spring 2008  

FORL spring 2008 newsletter article on the development of a geographic information systems at the park