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.
Fall Hike at Norris Watershed Saturday, October 24
Hikers can enjoy the woods and, leaves permitting, lake views on a four mile loop trail in the Norris Municipal Watershed on Saturday October 24
The Norris Municipal Watershed is situated adjacent to Norris Dam State Park; the hike will utilize connecting trails to form a four-mile loop. We will begin on Eli Nine Trail, which will take us through the oldest stand of trees in the Norris City Watershed and past the Eli Nine Sinkhole. At the junction with Hi Point Trail we will hike down to the Scenic Cove Trail and on to Lakeview Trail, which is in the park. This will take us along the lake for a mile; then we'll ascend up Lakeside Loop Trail to Hi Point Trail before hiking back to Mockingbird Trail and back to the trailhead.
Most of the hike is through mature upland hardwoods on trails that are not difficult. Hopefully, some of the leaves will be down and we will be able to see Norris Reservoir from the Lakeview Trail. The hike is rated easy to moderate.
We'll meet for carpooling in Oak Ridge in the Rush/Books-a-Million parking lot in Oak Ridge (at the end close to S. Illinois Avenue, near Salsarita's), to leave at 8:15 a.m.; or participants can meet the group at Norris Middle School at 9 to carpool on to the trailhead. Wear sturdy shoes or boots, and bring water and snacks or a lunch.
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 Krogerís 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 TCWPís 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.
For more information, call TCWP Executive Director Sandra at 865-583-3967, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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