Employees of Chattanooga law firmChambliss, Bahner & Stophel volunteered at the Chattanooga Nature Center Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

They helped beautify land that John Chambliss preserved in 1927, according to a news release.

They worked on three main projects, includingclearing an area for an azalea garden along Reflection Drive, cleaning the greenhouse and prepping for the Chattanooga Nature Center’s annual plant sale, and removing bamboo from the Siren’s Pool area.


“Our decision to work at Reflection Riding continues the firm’s commitment to environmental stewardship,” Dana Perry, president and managing shareholder of Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, said in a prepared statement. “This is particularly important to the firm because of the relationship the Chambliss family has had in establishing Reflection Riding as an outdoor treasure for all to enjoy.”

In the late 1920s, John and Margaret Chambliss began purchasing overworked farmland at the base of Lookout Mountain.

The couple established Reflection Riding in the 1956 for the community to use.

Today, the property is part of the Chattanooga Nature Center.

Click here to see how other local leaders helped the community on MLK Day.