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Over 1,000 acres near Fiery Gizzard Trail added to South Cumberland State Park in Marion County

MARION COUNTY, Tenn. — On Wednesday, The Conservation Fund and The Land Trust for Tennessee, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and the Open Space Institute (OSI), announced the addition of 1,058 acres to South Cumberland State Park in Marion County. The acquisition connects more than 7,000 acres of protected …

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19th Annual “Food For Life” Conference scheduled for April 28th-30th

The 19th Annual Food For Life Conference has been scheduled for Friday, April 28th through Sunday, April 30th, 2017 with the Sequatchie Valley Institute. This annual family-friendly festival includes three days of camping in a beautiful and natural setting surrounded by forest, bluffs, nature trails, and hand-crafted solar-powered homes and meeting places.  Share a sustainable …

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First Anniversary Celebration at Chattanooga’s Sculpture Fields

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – It’s a day of family fun on the Southside on April 8th, when Sculpture Fields celebrates its first anniversary. You’ll see the installation of a monumental 70-foot steel sculpture by internationally known sculptor John Henry, enjoy the melodies of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera’s wind ensemble, picnic from fun food trucks and …

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“Wings to Soar” event with Tennessee Tree Toppers and Orena Humphrey Library returns to Whitwell

The Orena Humphrey Public Library in Whitwell will again be hosting the “Wings to Soar” event along with the Tennessee Tree Toppers hang gliding group. This year’s event will take place at 7:00 PM CDT the Whitwell High School Gymnasium on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017. Wings to Soar is a non-profit bird of prey environmental …

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Free admission to Point Park on Lookout Mtn. on President’s Day

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park announced the waiver of entrance fees to Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain, on Monday, Feb. 20th, giving you the opportunity to experience the majestic views of Chattanooga’s surrounding landscape from our nation’s first National Military Park. This fee free day provides a great opportunity for visitors to learn about …

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TWRA Region 3 Fishing Report: Nickajack and Chickamauga Lakes

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has issued the Region 3 Fishing Report for our area lakes this week… Nickajack Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Mean elevation: 633.5 feet. Current elevation: 633.5 feet. The water surface temperature is 49 degrees. Largemouth Bass: Some lower reservoir fish are being caught while casting the “Rig” and jerkbait in the …

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Little Owl Festival 2017 at Audubon Acres

The Chattanooga Audubon Society invites you to enjoy the sixth annual Little Owl Music Festival, Saturday, May 13, 2017, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, at the Audubon Acres sanctuary. Admission is $7.00 per person or $15 per carload.. .Join them for a fun-filled day of music, art, and nature. Michael Gray returns as Stage Producer …

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11th Annual Youth Quail Hunt Scheduled For March

The Knoxville Quail Forever Chapter along with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will once again sponsor a quail hunt at the McGhee-Carson Unit of the Tellico Lake Wildlife Management Area on March 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. This hunt is for young sportsmen ages 10 to 16 that have passed a Hunter Safety Class. …

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TWRA to host special hunts for kids

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency often hosts special hunting opportunities exclusively for youngsters. Two such hunts are coming soon, but preregistration is required. The Seventh Annual Daniel Greer Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt will be held Saturday, Feb. 11 at Cheatham Lake Wildlife Management Area. The event is held in honor of U.S. Marine Corporal Daniel …

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Kick off 2017 with free hikes at Tennessee State Parks

Tennessee State Parks will sponsor free, guided hikes at 55 parks beginning on Dec. 31, and going throughout the day on Jan. 1st. “Our First Day Hikes are our most popular annual guided event statewide,” said Deputy Commissioner for Parks and Conservation Brock Hill. “It’s a great way to start your New Year’s resolutions off right and …

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Grundy man dies while hunting

Authorities in Grundy County have confirmed that a man died there Saturday while hunting. Sheriff Clint Shrum says that the body was found in the Clouse Hill area of Grundy County located between Monteagle and Tracy City around 12:55pm CST. The body was identified as Michael Nunley, known as “Moty” by friends and family. The …

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Rabies prevention program for raccoons begins today

In an effort to prevent the spread of rabies across the state, an annual baiting program to help prevent rabies in raccoons begins Monday in Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the project. Oral rabies vaccine for wild raccoons will be distributed along Tennessee’s borders with …

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