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GET PERSONAL: Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary

GET PERSONAL: In an effort to learn more about the people of our area, we are sharing information on Grassland Community people, businesses, and history. Enjoy these tidbits of information and share your comments with us below.

Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary

Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary is a small non-profit wildlife sanctuary tucked away on Beech Creek Road. It is run by a full time staff of three, two part-time staff and a very committed group of volunteers, including the Board of Directors. For twenty-five years, Owl’s Hill has been committed to connecting people with nature. Owl’s Hill began as a part of Cheekwood and has been a standalone nonprofit since 2006. Unlike other nature parks in the area, Owl’s Hill receives no government funding, local or state, and must charge entrance to cover costs.

Margaret Cameron, Executive Director, moved to the area in 1976 when she married Jim Cameron. Jim’s Great Great Great Grandfather Ewen Cameron built the first house in what is now called Franklin. Education Director, Becca Berry moved to Franklin a year and a half ago when she married Skip Berry. Land Manger, Michael Meister grew up and currently lives in East Nashville. The current chairperson over the fifteen member board is community volunteer, Connally Penley. The Grassland Area is currently represented on the board by Jerry Rainey and Mary Brockman.


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