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Long-time Green Mountain Residents Are Excited About Land Donation

April 28, 2016

What a treat! Bill and Louise Varnedoe stopped by our office to learn more about the newly preserved Alum Hollow property and future plans for Green Mountain. Bill is 93 and is still encouraging his wife to go with him onto Green Mountain trails. She just smiles.

They are both long-time mountain hikers and know the terrain well. Both are thrilled that
Mr. and Mrs. Kuelthhau generously donated the 122 acres (which also protects historic Alum Cave) to the Land Trust. And, yes, our Blevins Gap Nature Preserve’s Varnedoe Trail honors their service to the community as environmentalists, historians, veterans, spelunkers, and volunteers. Bill and Louise served on the Green Mountain Volunteer Fire Department (50 years) and was the first chief of the Huntsville Cave Rescue Unit.

Executive Director Marie Bostick with the Varnedoes