Jack Lyle's River Kids




In 2019, Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association partnered with Sierra Club ICO Nashville to launch “Jack Lyle’s River Kids,” a new multi-year program made possible by the Jack Lyle Memorial Fund. Our mission is to introduce disadvantaged inner-city youth to the wonders of nature via paddle-sport.  2019 has been a delightful success, and we hope to expand the program to more young people in 2020.  Here are two ways you can help:

Volunteer.  To participate, you must be a competent Class I paddler who’s available weekdays in the Nashville area for 3 to 5 events in May through July, 2020.  In return for your service, you’ll receive free Sierra Club membership and all necessary training, along with the immense satisfaction of showing kids the joys of boating. To learn more, please email Mary Buckner at marymbuckner@comcast.net

Donate.  The Jack Lyle Fund began with a legacy to TSRA bequeathed by Jack Lyle himself, and thanks to friends, it’s continuing to grow. But we need more. The fund must cover ongoing multi-year costs, and we welcome any amount to support this new program. Please make your checks payable to TSRA Jack Lyle Fund, and mail them to TSRA, P.O. Box 159041, Nashville, Tennessee 37215-9041. Thank you for your generosity!