TWRA Announces Availability of Riparian Tree Planting Grants for Fiscal Year 2024

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | 11:17am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announces the availability of $10,000 in grant funding to assist cities, schools, community organizations, civic groups, watershed organizations, conservation groups, or other relevant organizations with riparian tree planting projects.

Five grants, at $500 each, are available for each of TWRA’s four regional Aquatic Habitat Protection projects (a total of $2,500 per region). The funds will be obligated as grants, so the grantee must have a nonprofit tax number. TWRA will accept proposals through Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2023.

All seedlings must be purchased through the Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry. Tree planting season in Tennessee is December through March. The projects are to be completed, the money spent, and a report submitted by June 30, 2024.  

Grant proposals should include the applicant organization’s name, tax ID number, address, phone, and name of a contact person authorized to enter into contractual agreement on behalf of the organization.  The proposal should also include the name of the stream, county or counties involved, and the project area and description.

Contact Della Sawyers at (615) 781-6577 or by e-mail at with any questions. For additional information, interested organizations may also contact a regional Aquatic Habitat Protection biologist at the TWRA offices:

Region I

Allen Pyburn

200 Lowell Thomas Drive

Jackson, TN  38301

(731) 423-6541


Region 2 

Katie Murphy

5102 Edmondson Pike

Nashville, TN  37211

(615) 934-6213



Region 3

Bobby Brown

464 Industrial Boulevard

Crossville, TN  38555

(931) 484-9571


Region 4

Rob Lindbom

3030 Wildlife Way

Morristown, TN  37814

(423) 587-7037