The Secret Lives of Beavers, and Why They Matter

The consequences of losing beavers to the fur trade were profound, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb says: ponds were drained, wetlands dried up, and species from salmon to swans lost vital habitat. In this 7 p.m. Zoom program cosponsored by TCWP and the UT Arboretum Society on September 28, Goldfarb, the author of Eager: The Surprising, […]

Pellissippi Blueway Paddle Trip

Melton Lake Park697 Melton Lake Dr, Oak Ridge, TN

On October 7, TCWP, Advocates for the Oak Ridge Reservation, and others will host a paddling event on a section of the newly christened Pellissippi Blueway. We will meet at 10 a.m. at Melton Lake Park at the Oak Ridge waterfront (formerly Oak Ridge Marina). Participants can bring their own canoes or kayaks, or rent […]

2023 TCWP Annual Meeting

Norris Dam State Park125 Village Green Cir, Rocky Top, TN

TCWP will hold its 2023 Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 21, at Norris Dam State Park in the Appalachian Center with Nancy Manning, new Executive Director of TCWP, as our keynote speaker. The meeting will include a business meeting to vote to approve the proposed by-law revisions.  You can review the proposed by-laws on our […]

Norris Watershed Hike

Norris Middle School5 Norris Square, Norris, TN, United States

The Norris Municipal Watershed, situated adjacent to Norris Dam State Park, is a 2,300-acre area that is the watershed of Clear Creek; it is managed for water quality protection, sustainable forest management, and public recreation. A network of about 30 miles of forest roads and single-track trails are managed by the Norris Watershed Board. We […]

Native Plant Rescue Squad

The Native Plant Rescue Squad (NPRS), an educational non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of native flora in East Tennessee, works with builders, developers, and landowners to rescue native plants that would otherwise be destroyed. The rescued plants are then made available for educational opportunities and restoration projects.  In this 7 p.m.  Zoom […]