On a crisp fall morning of 2018, in the waters of the Telico River outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee the idea of Adventure Makers emerged. As long-time residents of Chattanooga, we are well acquainted with the outdoor treasures in Chattanooga and beyond.
Our dream is to help others create opportunities for all to join in and Make More Adventures Possible.
The acquisition of Denny Cove in 2016 continues to be one of our greatest conservation achievements. 685 acres of acquired land protected critical habitat in the Fiery Gizzard area of the Southern Cumberland Plateau. SCC worked with several conservation organizations to acquire this property which was eventually transferred to the State of Tennessee for public management as part of the South Cumberland State Park. We continue to help steward the park resources with annual Trail Days and clean up efforts. Denny Cove hosts over 150 sport climbing routes of various difficulties and miles of hiking trails with beautiful vistas and waterfalls.
In 2019 SECC will broaden its scope of engagement and inclusion to host its first-ever American Sign Language Inclusion (ASL) crew. Following in the footsteps of SECC’s Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) model, Deaf and Hard of Hearing teens will have the opportunity to participate in the ASL program allowing them to learn and grow through addressing critical conservation service projects in the region such as trail construction and maintenance, habitat restoration, and invasive species management.
As climbing grows in popularity, we see more youth participating in climbing through clubs, teams, and gyms. In order to engage with the future generation of climbers, we will create a Youth Outreach Program.
How often are you about to start on your favorite adventure and you need to hit the restroom? Help us build five compost toilets at various trail heads around Chattanooga.
In keeping with Chattanooga Audubon Society's mission to preserve our environmental, cultural, and historical resources, we are seeking funds to enhance sustainable access on Maclellan Island