Welcome to the French Broad Preservation Association

Just as the river belongs to no one, it belongs to everyone and everyone is held accountable for its health and condition 
–Wilman Dykeman, 1955 in her book The French Broad

The French Broad Preservation Association is a non profit community based organization formed to preserve and protect the historic, cultural and environmental resources of the French Broad River Corridor in Knox County.

Our mission over the years has been to preserve and enhance the environmental quality, scenic beauty, rural heritage and historic resources of the French Broad River Communities. Our members work within the community to educate residents about the resources available that can protect and preserve their land and structures. We promote community involvement within our local government to further identify important aspects of the community that should be protected and preserved. We provide a space to hold community events that bring people together to celebrate this beautiful area and its many benefits.

We welcome new members to join our organization and help celebrate this unique area as we continue our efforts in preserving our past for future generations.

Pickle Break in 2017

Thanks to everyone who has supported Pickle Fest in the past. In 2017, we are taking a well-deserved pickle break; please check back for future updates. In the meantime, continue to support the French Broad Preservation Association and put October 7, 2017 on you calendar for the first annual TuckahoeDown, an outdoor festival at the nearby Seven Islands State Birding Park.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE         October 20, 2016

East Knox County Community Plan Presentation

Sunday, October 30, 2016, 1:30-3:00 pm.


Gerald Green – Executive Director

Metropolitan Planning Commission

Knoxville – Knox County


Phone : 865-215-2500


Knoxville, TN – You talked, we listened.  Come out and be part of the response. Knoxville – Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) invites you to the East Knox County Community Plan Presentation.

MPC has worked with the community to identify the most important issues to address through the East Knox County Community Plan.  We’ve heard you say that rural character is most important, that you recognize the French Broad River corridor as a precious asset, and we’ve heard your concerns about, and support for the Midway Business Park. Come out to respond to the recommended actions. You will have the chance to learn about the Plan, respond to actions and share how you can help with Plan implementation.

The event will be held at Seven Islands State Birding Park’s Boat Launching Ramp, 2809 Kelly Ln., Kodak, TN 37764. As you travel down Kelly Ln, the boat launching ramp is located to the left before the main park entry. All interested parties including residents, landowners, community representatives, business owners, and county officials are encouraged to attend. There will also be activities for kids to enjoy.

Please RSVP to liz.albertson@knoxmpc.org