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Pictured front row left to right: Rangers Michael Greene and Derek Arney. Back row: Aaron Franks, District Conservationist, and Soil and Water Board of Supervisors Allen Tolbert, Jack Adams, Ed Spivey, Russell Dellinger, and Mike D. Willis
Photo courtesy of Caldwell County Government

Area Forest Foundation Receives Donation

The Caldwell County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors recently donated $4,270 to the Tuttle Forest Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to preserving and improving Tuttle Educational State Forest.

The funds will help continue the conservation and education work done through the state forest. Specifically, monies will be used to refurbish amphitheaters in the park as well as replace tree identification signs.

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Tuttle Educational State Forest boasts a wide variety of pines and hardwoods plus rolling terrain and clear streams. These features are accessible by a series of well-marked trails accented by exhibits and displays which explain the ecology of the managed forest. Tuttle is open to the public and all programs are free of charge.

The Tuttle Forest Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and improving Tuttle Educational State Forest. For information about donating to the foundation, please contact the forest staff at 828-757-5608 or

Tuttle Educational State Forest is located at 3420 Playmore Beach Road in Lenoir.