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Preservation in the City of Forest Hills

“The residents of Forest Hills are proud of their community. Its picturesque and pastoral landscape is highly regarded and commonly cited as the reason why people choose to live in Forest Hills. Residents support the protection of this unique community character as a critical community goal. Scenic vistas, environmental features, and unique landscapes will be protected.”
–City of Forest Hills Comprehensive Plan 2010

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Restore Richland Creek Initiative

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has listed Richland Creek as polluted. The headwaters, or the very beginning of Richland Creek, belong to Forest Hills.

The City is working with the Cumberland River Compact and TDEC to find solutions to the polluted waters of our creek. Our goal as a City is to have certified unpolluted waters in Richland Creek by winter 2018. MORE

Restore Richland
Stormwater

Stormwater

Stormwater affects every resident of the City. Rainfall flows from the highest points of the City to the lowest, picking up particulates and pollutants until it reaches the sewer system or a waterway. Preventing stormwater runoff at the source help protect property and our watershed.MORE

Floodplain
Bison Meadow

Bison Meadow

The City of Forest Hills established Bison Meadow in 1994 as a Tennessee Bicentennial Project. The 2½-acre park is sited on a terminal branch of the historic Natchez Trace. This “old Indian path” itself followed the path of buffalo, elk, and other large animals heading to the big salt lick on the Cumberland River. MORE

Bison Meadow
Stone Fence

Stone Walls

Dry-stack stone walls in Forest Hills played a valuable role in the lives of residents centuries ago, marking public turnpikes, property lines, and treasured family cemeteries. Today, the City has more than four miles of rock walls and fences, some of which date back to the early 1800s. MORE

Fence Map
Cleanout

Recycling

The City of Forest Hills sponsors Recycling Clean Out Day each spring and fall. Since 2012, residents have recycled tons of electronics, scrap metal, donated goods, batteries, bulbs, expired medicine, and more. MORE

Cleanout
Plant sale

Cultural and Natural Resources Committee

The Cultural and Natural Resources Committee was launched in 2006 to identify, maintain, and protect those natural historical and cultural resources that form the fabric of Forest Hills. The committee is spearheading the Restore Richland Creek Initiative. MORE

CNR Committee