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.
Devil’s Breakfast Table Wildflower Walk
Saturday May 18, 2013
|(Photo credits: National Park Service and Patricia Cox)
This is a joint outing with TCWP and Tennessee Native Plant Society. We will caravan from Crab Orchard to beautiful Daddy’s Creek. From here we will explore cobble bar areas on Daddy’s Creek and then walk some of the Cumberland Trail through a cliffy section. We should see the rare Cumberland rosemary and large-flowered Barbara’s-buttons. We will also see the Devil’s Breakfast Table, an impressive rock formation. Some may want to do a short bushwhack to get a better look at it.
Participants should wear sturdy shoes or boots, and bring clothing appropriate for weather conditions, and plenty of water, snacks, and a lunch. It is also a good idea to bring bug spray for ticks, etc.
Meeting Date and Time: May 18, 2013 (Sat.), 11 a.m. Eastern Time
Meeting Place: Crab Orchard BP Station
Trip Leader: Larry Pounds, 865-705-8516 (cell) 865-816-3576 (h) PoundsL471@aol.com
Directions: Take I-40 to exit 329 at Crab Orchard, turn north. The BP station is on Hwy 70 on the left.
Difficulty: Moderate; Total walking distance will be less than three miles; Some off-trail travel on cobble bars.
Facilities: At meeting place.
To carpool from Oak Ridge, please meet at the Rush/Books a Million Parking lot. We will leave Oak Ridge at 10:00 a.m.
TCWP (www.tcwp.org) has worked since 1966 to protect the sensitive lands and resources of the Cumberland Plateau and other public lands throughout east Tennessee. TCWP is a proud member of Community Shares.
Since 1978 the Tennessee Native Plant Society (tnps.org) has helped nurture the growing interest in wildflowers and other native flora while also working to protect Tennessee’s native plant heritage and preserve it for future generations.
Oak Ridge Proposes a Powerline That Will Degrade Natural Area—
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Oak Ridge Proposes a Powerline That Will Degrade Natural Area—Sign Petition Today!
An above ground 69 KV power line (approximately 2 miles long) is being proposed to run alongside the Black Oak Ridge Conservation Easement (BORCE), the East Fork Natural Area (EFNA) and the North Boundary Greenway. The above ground power line right of way (50 feet wide) will require over a mile of forested land on the East Fork Natural Area and along the North Boundary Greenway and BORCE to be cleared. Another mile of power line will run along the North Boundary Greenway and BORCE.
Oak Ridgers, please sign the petition to Tom Beehan, Mayor, D. Jane Miller, Mayor Pro Tem, Trina Baughn, Councilwoman, Anne Garcia Garland, Councilwoman, David Mosby, Councilman, Charlie Hensley, Councilman, Chuck Hope, Councilman, Jack Suggs, and Industrial Development Board, Admin. Assistant, which says:
"The proposed above-ground powerline along the greenway/road behind the Horizon Center would permanently destroy the recreational and esthetic value of the greenway and seriously reduce the value of the Black Oak Ridge Conservation Easement and the Horizon Center "natural areas" for conservation. Please find alternatives that supply electricity to the Horizon Center without destroying this valuable community asset.”
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