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TCWP (Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning) is dedicated to achieving and perpetuating protection of natural lands and waters by means of public ownership, legislation, or cooperation of the private sector. While our first focus is on the Cumberland and Appalachian regions of East Tennessee, our efforts may extend to the rest of the state and the nation. TCWP's strength lies in researching information pertinent to an issue, informing and educating our membership and the public, interacting with groups having similar objectives, and working through the legislative, administrative, and judicial branches of government on the federal, state, and local levels.

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TCWP sponsors outdoor activities and informational programs.


Whites Creek Trail workday – Saturday, January 17

    TCWP will sponsor a day of trail maintenance work at Whites Creek Small Wild Area in Rhea County at 10 a.m. as part of our ongoing stewardship activities for this TVA Small Wild Area trail. The trail loops onto land that TCWP purchased from Bowater several years ago, thanks to the generous support of our members.

    Participants should wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring work gloves, loppers, and small bow saws or folding saws. Some hand tools will be available at the event. Please be sure to bring clothing appropriate for weather conditions, water, snacks, and/or a lunch.

    Participants can meet for carpooling in Oak Ridge at the Gold's Gym/Books-A-Million parking lot in Oak Ridge (at the end close to S. Illinois Avenue, near Salsarita's). We will leave Oak Ridge at 9 a.m., or volunteers can join the crew at the trailhead at 10 a.m. We plan to spend three or four hours at the site, but volunteers may come and go as they wish. (NOTE: If the weather is uncooperative—excessive rain, or snow and ice—we will reschedule for the following Saturday.)

    For additional information, contact Jimmy Groton at 865-805-9908 or at groton87@comcast.net.


Support TCWP through your Kroger purchases

    TCWP is now enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. TCWP supporters are encouraged to register online at krogercommunityrewards.com. Registration requires one to sign on to Kroger’s web site and establish a password through the Sign Up Today New Customer box.

     With your password, click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number. Then enter TCWP’s number, which is 26906.

     Once this process is completed, every time your Kroger Plus card is used on check-out, TCWP will receive a credit. Kroger will send TCWP a check each quarter that reflects a percentage of all purchases made by TCWP shoppers.

     For help navigating the registration process, please call Sandra at 865. 583-3967. Thanks to everyone for supporting TCWP when you shop at Kroger.


DATES OF INTEREST TO TCWP FOLK

JANUARY, 2015
Tuesday, Jan. 2 -- Emory River Watershed Association Annual Meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 14 -- TCWP Newsletter Deadline
Thursday, Jan. 15—TCWP Board Meeting
Saturday, Jan. 17—Whites Creek Clean-up
Tuesday, Jan. 20—TCWP Newsletter Snail Mail Prep Day
Sat., Jan. 24—Sat., Jan 31—Wilderness Wildlife Week
FEBRUARY, 2015
Thursday, Feb. 12—Mac Post's presentation on e-Mammal project
Thursday, Feb. 19—TCWP Board Meeting
Saturday, Feb. 21—Alley Ford (segment of Cumberland Trail) Clean-up
MARCH, 2015
Saturday, March 7—Oak Ridge Cedar Barren Clean-up
Thursday, March 19—TCWP Board Meeting
Saturday, March 28—Obed River Clean-up from Rafts
APRIL, 2015
Saturday, April 11—Wildflower Greenway Tour and Clean-up
Saturday, April 11—Big South Fork Clean-up from Rafts
Thursday, April 16—TCWP Board Meeting
Saturday, April 25—Earth Day Oak Ridge


For more information, call TCWP Executive Director Sandra at 865-583-3967, or send email to sandra@sandrakgoss.com.


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