Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

Lula Land Lake Trust

  • Lookout Mountain, TN
  • www.lulalake.org

This organization is a 501(c)(3) Private Operating Foundation (This organization has notified the IRS of its intention to convert to a public charity, and the IRS has ruled that grantors and contributors may consider it a public charity for the purpose of making contributions to the organization.).

Mission Statement

The Lula Lake Land Trust, established by the will of Robert M. Davenport in January of 1994, seeks to protect and preserve the natural beauty and abundant resources within the Rock Creek watershed for the benefit of present and future generations by fostering education, research and conservation stewardship of the land.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Tennessee Aquarium and Fairyland Elementary School
Service Areas

Self-reported

Hawaii

North Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee

ruling year

1994

Principal Officer since 2005

Self-reported

Katherine Eddins

Keywords

Self-reported

Conservation, Environment, Preservation, Public Access, Stewardship, Recreation

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EIN

62-6283607

 Number

5741730614

Physical Address

29 Mount Olive Road Suite A

Lookout Mountain, HI 30750

Also Known As

LLLT

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management (C32)

Land Resources Conservation (C34)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (B19)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-PF.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Work with state agencies and NGO?s, such as The Nature Conservancy, to assess existing natural resource information for the Trust and develop monitoring procedures for species of concern. Continue or establish working relationships with local and regional colleges, universities, and research institutions to conduct baseline biotic and abiotic inventories and surveys within the Trust property and to identify and prioritize additional research interests. Assist the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga faculty and students, The Chattanooga Chestnut Tree Project, and representatives from the American Chestnut Foundation in conducting research on existing American chestnut trees within the Trust property, and to serve as a study site for forest plantings of experimental hybrid trees. Continue and expand plans with existing education programs, such as those offered by The Tennessee Aquarium and the Chattanooga nature Center, for field trips and outings to Trust properties. Contact local public and private schools and other organized groups to develop plans for the use of Trust properties as an outdoor lab or field trip study site. Continue and expand public access and enjoyment of Trust properties by promoting its schedule of open days and special events at the Trust. Expand volunteer opportunities at the Trust by recruiting interested individuals to plan and assist with educational programming and special events at the Trust. Complete and implement the conservation management plan for the Trust property by establishing specific management goals, objectives, and protocols. Expand the volunteer work opportunities that address Trust stewardship and management needs by engaging groups and individuals on specific projects throughout the year. Assist The Nature Conservancy of Georgia in stewardship activities on properties within the Rock Creek watershed that are protected by conservation easements. Provide information and assistance to landowners interested in land conservation and protection.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Tennessee Aquarium and Fairyland Elementary School

The Tennessee Aquarium and the Fairyland Elementary School Bluebird Project monitors the bluebird on an annual basis

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$1,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Hawaii

North Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee

Funding Needs

The Lula lake Land Trust has an annual fundraising goal of $160,000 for the year 2009. This money supports our general operating budget which includes our Public Open Days(2 Saturdays a month), visiting groups at the Land trust, trail maintenance and construction, general upkeep, and many others. There are also other funding needs on a capital level which include the construction of the Cloudland Connector Trail.

Affiliations + Memberships

Land Trust Alliance

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LULA LAKE LAND TRUST
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Lula Land Lake Trust

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Principal Officer

Katherine Eddins

BIO

Katherine graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law, Juris Doctorate in 1986 and subsequently received a Master of Forestry degree from Auburn University, graduating summa cum laude in 1997. She has been published in the Journal of Forestry and has practiced law and natural resource management as well as working in the land trust for seven years. Katherine serves on the board of directors for the Southeast Watershed Forum and serves on the advisory committee for Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Resources.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Elliott Davenport

Hometown Folks, LLC

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