Sue A. Williams, Sierra Club - Chickasaw Chapter chairman, will lead the walk and probably head to dinner afterwards with those who are interested. Meet at Union & Riverside; parking meters along Wagner are free on weekends. Don't forget your camera.
And be sure to look for the "Queen Tree" of the Riverfront. Don Richardson's fascinating article in this month's Downtown Neighborhood Association Newsletter tells its story.
You’ve passed by her many times on Riverside Drive. She’s that big leafy green mass that shades the west end of the pedestrian bridge from South Bluffs over to Ashburn-Coppock Park near the River Tower. This is also where the Bluffwalk and Riverwalk merge to continue south along the bluff to Martyrs Park and the Chickasaw Heritage Mounds. Her formal name is Quercus michauxii, but most folks know her as Swamp Chestnut Oak. Even fewer Downtowners know that she may just be the oldest tree on the downtown Memphis riverfront.
To read the full article and learn "how" Ashburn-Coppock Park got its name, click DNA Newsletter or "read more" below.
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