The Cherokee National Forest is expanding by 1,500 acres near the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga thanks to a partnership between the German automaker and The Conservation Fund, the groups announced last Thursday afternoon. The announcement comes alongside a major expansion at Volkswagen’s U.S. headquarters, which was unveiled in a groundbreaking Wednesday morning. The company will donate $1.25 million to the Conservation Fund to purchase private forested land near its Chattanooga Assembly Plant near Ooltewah, Tennessee. Excess funds will go toward new community grants.
Cherokee National Forest expanding in Chattanooga area thanks to Volkswagen