A Guide to the Haw Ridge Canoe Trail

A Guide to the Haw Ridge Canoe Trail

 RECREATED FROM A GUIDE TO THE HAW RIDGE CANOE TRAIL FOR THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF OAK RIDGE (1992-93) A family flatwater canoeing area without hazards of competition with power boats (mostly in a large, shallow backchannel area); -Abundant wildlife--herons, ospreys,...

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Stay-at-Home Weed Wrangle

Stay-at-Home Weed Wrangle

While most of us are home under a safer-at-home order, there's no better time to tackle the yard and control those invasive plants. Plants like Honeysuckle Vine, Bush Honeysuckle, Privet, Mimosa, and Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus) may be creeping up along the borders of...

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Take the iNaturalist City Challenge April 24-27

Take the iNaturalist City Challenge April 24-27

Here is something fun to do during April 24-27. Participate in the iNaturalist City Challenge 2020. The City Nature Challenge is an international competition between cities to see who can observe the most wildlife in a four-day period. It’s a bioblitz that happens all...

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Oak Ridge Nature Walks Scheduled

Oak Ridge Nature Walks Scheduled

On the Oak Ridge Reservation, located in east Tennessee, over 1100 vascular plants, 72 fish, 34 mammals and over 200 bird species have been observed. The public is invited to nature walks designed to highlight not only the rich flora and fauna diversity of the...

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StoryCorps Interview of Frank Hensley

StoryCorps Interview of Frank Hensley

StoryCorps Interview of Frank Hensley by Sandra Goss Sandra (00:03): My name is Sandra Goss. It's G O S S rhymes with Moss, but it starts with a G. My thick Southern tongue is frequently not well understood. My age is 57. The date is November 1, 2010, in Knoxville,...

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Float Trip around Freels Bend on Melton Hill Lake

Float Trip around Freels Bend on Melton Hill Lake

            We had 10 paddlers participate in a canoe/kayak float trip around the Freels Bend of the Three Bends “Wild Area” on Melton Hill Lake.  After an interesting start in amongst very fast model speedboats, we kept toward the...

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Upcoming Events

Jan
28
Thu
7:00 pmSAFE PASSAGE: WILDLIFE CROSSINGS...@ Zoom
SAFE PASSAGE: WILDLIFE CROSSINGS...@ Zoom
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
SAFE PASSAGE: WILDLIFE CROSSINGS IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS @ Zoom
Join us for this educational virtual program Thursday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m. TDOT recently installed new bear crossing signs on I-40 near the North Carolina line on a section often considered a death trap[...]
Feb
13
Sat
10:00 amAlley Ford Workday@ Nemo Picnic Area
Alley Ford Workday@ Nemo Picnic Area
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
A day of trail work and hiking will take place on the 2.5-mile section of the Cumberland Trail at the Obed Wild and Scenic River between Nemo Picnic Area and Alley Ford adopted by TCWP[...]

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