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.
UPCOMING TCWP WINTER EVENTS (2014)
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.
Lee Russell’s 90th Birthday Celebration was a jubilant gathering of Lee’s ORNL colleagues, TCWP friends, and others.
pictures by Ray Smith
A proposed win-win alternative to the proposed 69 kV above ground power line near Oak Ridge greenway
Industrial development continues to threaten conservation and recreation in west Oak Ridge, at the boundary between the Department of Energy's Black Oak Ridge Conservation Easement (BORCE) and the Horizon Center industrial park on Parcel ED-1. The industrial park was built without enough electrical capacity to accommodate the businesses that Oak Ridge would like to recruit. The solution devised by the city's electric department and economic development leaders is to build an overhead powerline along the narrow DOE road that forms the boundary of the BORCE and Parcel ED-1 – a well-shaded road that has become a popular public greenway trail in the last few years, since the BORCE was established. A powerline would result in the permanent clearing of the right-of-way, plus the removal of trees outside the right-of-way that could fall on the powerline . . . READ MORE
DATES OF INTEREST
Thursday, March 20 – TCWP Board Meeting
March 29 - Obed River Clean up from rafts
March 29-30 - TVA Riverbluff Trail hikes at Norris Dam State Park
April 5-6 - TVA Riverbluff Trail hikes at Norris Dam State Park
Thursday, April 10 – Informational program by Dodd Galbreath: Comparison of European and U.S. Sustainability Practices
April 12 - Big South Fork raft trip/river cleanup
Saturday, April 12 – Community Shares Circle of Change Banquet
Thursday, April 17 – TCWP Board Meeting
Saturday, April 26 - Oak Ridge Earth Day
May 10 - Obed River cleanup
For more information, call TCWP Executive Director Sandra at 865-583-3967, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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