Tennessee RiverLine 652

If you were not there, please share your experiences and ideas on their interactive survey RIVER GAUGE at tnriverline.org/rivergauge.

According to the organizers of the meeting, "Clifton, TN was selected as one of ten Tennessee RiverLine 2021-2023 Community Planning Initiative communities. The Community Planning Initiative (CPI) will bring capacity, expertise and resources to the serviced rural communities, positioning them to engage one of their most valuable natural and cultural resources-the Tennessee River-and realize its unmet potentials for economic development, public health, equitable access and environmental stewardship. It will accomplish this by accelerating rural placemaking investments within the framework of the Tennessee RiverLine."

Begun as a vision in the UT School of Landscape Architecture, the RiverLine is a 652-mile trail along the Tennessee River, from Knoxville, Tennessee to Paducah, Kentucky for biking, hiking, boating/paddling, and is to be the catalyst for economic, social and environmental growth across four states while connecting communities through the history, beauty and diversity of the Tennessee River Valley. There are now over 25 partners, such as the National Park Service, Tennessee State Parks and Tennessee Valley Authority and many others.



  • reestablish upriver and downriver relationships
  • reconnect people and communities in the Tennessee River Valley by initiating regional and watershed wide partnerships and
  • reclaiming the river’s edge across urbanized, rural and natural landscapes to provide for an unprecedented level of public access.

Visit https://tnriverline.org/the-vision to find out more about what in the future for Clifton and the Tennessee RiverLine 652 program.