2008-2009 "Lands Worth Preserving" > Division 3: Middle School
Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Kara Ziler, Seymour, TN
Colonial Heights Middle School
Cades Cove is a very important land to preserve because there are many animals here. Within the park, the animals roam free. Without their natural habitat, some of these animals would most likely be dead. With the economy in the situation it is, national parks are getting less money to operate, and some are simply closing. Keeping Cades Cove open is important for future generations.
Location: Cherokee National Forest
Rebekah Champion, Lilburn, GA
Alton C. Crews Middle School
I photographed these trees from a trail just off the Cherohala Skyway.
Location: Cheeks Bend Bluff Trail, Maury County
Casey C. Gage, Spring Hill, TN
This photo was taken from the Cheeks Bend Bluff Trail in Columbia, Tennessee, looking down upon the Duck River at about noon.