North Ridge Trail Stewardship

North Ridge Trail Stewardship

In 1969, the North Ridge Trail was presented to the citizens of Oak Ridge by TCWP (Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning), whose members developed it, got City Council to dedicate it, and worked for federal and state designations to help protect its status. Over...

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Worthington Cemetery Ecological Study Area

Worthington Cemetery Ecological Study Area

History of TCWP involvement Worthington Cemetery lies within a cedar-barrens area abutting the Clinch River (Melton Hill Reservoir) on the west side of the river bend near the old Elza Gate. The tract is on TVA land which, prior to 1992, had been designated (but not...

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Whites Creek Small Wild Area

Whites Creek Small Wild Area

History of TCWP involvement In the summer of 1980, TCWP founders Bill and Lee Russell contacted TVA Chairman S. David Freeman to suggest that a tract in the Whites Creek embayment of Watts Bar Reservoir be designated a Small Wild Area. It took several TVA visits to...

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Alley Ford Cumberland Trail

Alley Ford Cumberland Trail

In 1998, Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning, in alliance with the Cumberland Trail Conference (CTC), adopted the Alley Ford segment of the Cumberland Trail. TCWP has sponsored annual trail maintenance events on this portion of the trail since then.  The entire...

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Oak Ridge Cedar Barren

Oak Ridge Cedar Barren

Click on the below link to read the article about Oak Ridge Barrens: OAK RIDGE BARRENS NATURAL AREA: HISTORY, SIGNIFICANCE, AND MANAGEMENT Students at neighboring Jefferson Middle School created a place-based Story Map on the Cedar Barrens and the CRESO bird box...

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Upcoming Events

Apr
24
Sat
10:00 amStinging Fork Falls to Piney Riv...@ Rocky Top/Exxon/McDonald's on US 27 in Spring City, TN
Stinging Fork Falls to Piney Riv...@ Rocky Top/Exxon/McDonald's on US 27 in Spring City, TN
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am
Stinging Fork Falls to Piney River Hike @ Rocky Top/Exxon/McDonald's on US 27 in Spring City, TN
This will be a joint outing for TCWP and the Tennessee Native Plant Society. We will caravan from our meeting place to the Lower Piney River Trailhead to start a shuttle, leaving some cars there.[...]
May
27
Thu
7:00 pmBirdability: Because Birding is ...
Birdability: Because Birding is ...
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Birdability: Because Birding is for Everybody and Every Body!
Register to receive your Zoom link. Birding is an activity that can bring so much joy and empowerment to everybody, but not everybody is able to go birding easily. Birdability is a non-profit organization focused on removing[...]

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