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Warner Parks Capital Campaign, #InvasiveFreeWP, Interview with Jenny Hannon

June 18, 2020

The Warner Parks are a Nashville treasure and are now approaching their 100th birthday (2027).  The Friends of Warner Park have embarked upon a $15 million dollar Capital Campaign aimed at restoring the park to its full glory in time for the centennial celebration.  This means renovation of historic structures like the Allee and Entrance Gate where work is currently in progress.  This also means restoring the forested areas by removing invasive plants such as bush honeysuckle, Chinese privet and Winter Creeper vine. With 1900 acres of forest, this will be a major challenge.  We talk today with Jenny Hannon, President of the Friends of Warner Park,  who is leading the charge.

Photo Credit: StyleBlueprint/ Leila Grossman

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About Mark

Mark Thomas Fraley is a lawyer (now retired) in Nashville, Tennessee (USA). Prior to starting law practice in 1987, Mark was active in the field of Parks and Recreation. He was the first Parks and Recreation Director for the cities of Gatlinburg and Sevierville Tennessee. He was the founding program administrator for the Parks and Recreation Technical Advisory Service (PARTAS) and served as Assistant Commissioner of Conservation and Director or Parks and Recreation for the State of Tennessee.

Education
University of Cincinnati, 1974, Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy)
Nashville School of Law, 1983, Doctor of Jurisprudence

Licensure
License to Practice Law, Tennessee Supreme Court (1983) BPR# 10448
Admitted to Practice, U.S. Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (1987)
Admitted to Practice, U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, (1994)

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