Spring Cedar Barren Cleanup/Weed Wrangle®

Jefferson Middle School200 Fairbanks Rd,, Oak Ridge, TN

The Oak Ridge Cedar Barren will again be the site of exotic invasive plant removal as we conduct our first official Weed Wrangle® of 2024.  Located next to Jefferson Middle School in Oak Ridge, the Barren is a joint project of the City of Oak Ridge, State Division of Natural Areas, and TCWP. The area […]

Big South Fork River Cleanup

Leatherwood Ford

On Saturday, March 16, TCWP will work with the National Park Service and East Tennessee Whitewater Club to host a river-based cleanup at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.  The stream section to be paddled will be determined based on river flow levels and other factors.  Experienced whitewater paddlers are welcome to participate, […]

Frozen Head Wildflower Walk

Frozen Head State Park964 Flat Fork Rd, Wartburg, TN, United States

This joint outing for TCWP and the Tennessee Native Plant Society (TNPS) will give us an excellent opportunity to see spring wildflowers. This will be a switch from last year: we will hike from Panther Branch Trailhead. The first 0.55-mile stretch is ideal for those with rather limited hiking capabilities; the trail is wide and […]

Garlic Mustard Pull and Wildflower Walk

Rolling Hills Apartment135 W Vanderbilt Dr, Oak Ridge, TN, United States

The Greenway behind Oak Ridge's Rolling Hills Apartments (formerly known as the Garden Apartments) is one of the best wildflower trails in Anderson County, but it is threatened by garlic mustard, a very invasive exotic that crowds out native plants.  TCWP and Greenways Oak Ridge have been making headway in recent years in ridding the […]

Invasive Silver Carp are Heading This Way–Can the Ecological and Economic Devastation Be Prevented?

UT Arboretum901 S. Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge, TN, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently preparing recommendations for locating fish deterrent barriers on the Tennessee River, Cumberland River, and Tennessee Tombigbee waterway to protect against the invasive Asian silver carp and will be asking for public comment in June 2024. In an in-person program to be cosponsored by TCWP and the UT […]

Head of Sequatchie Outing

Peavine Rd (Shell Station)209 Peavine Rd, Crossville, TN

On this joint TCWP/TNPS outing we will do an out-and-back hike up a mountain on a new section of the Cumberland Trail. This is a good hike for spring wildflowers. We will start at the new headquarters for the Cumberland Trail at Head of Sequatchie. The trail will be steep at times. We will probably […]

Paved Greenway Outing

Haw Ridge

On this TCWP/TNPS outing we will see late spring wildflowers and do some tree and shrub identification along the paved greenway. This should work for those with limited walking ability. Wheelchairs are a possibility.  We will walk or roll on a flattish paved trail. Total out and back distance is perhaps 1.5 miles. As usual, […]

Potters Falls Clean-up

Morgan County Visitor Center3804 Morgan County Hwy, Wartburg, TN

The public is invited to spend some time at one of Morgan County’s hidden gems, while helping to clean and preserve the Emory River Watershed at the Potters Falls Clean-up on Saturday, May 4, 2024. Organized by the Emory River Watershed Association (ERWA) in partnership with the Frozen Head Chapter of the Tennessee Naturalist Program, […]

Devil’s Breakfast Table Scour Prairie Outing

Marathon Station, Crab Orchard52 Main St, Crab Orchard, TN

Participants on this TCWP/TNPS outing will explore the Devil’s Breakfast Table area, including a short bushwhack to a small prairie area that is kept open by erosion during flood events. We will spend more time on other places in the same general area if the prairie is flooded. This is a spot to see the […]

National Trails Day Work on North Ridge Trail

Orchard Lane Access to North Ridge Trail

TCWP and the North Ridge Trail maintenance volunteers invite everyone to our 2024 National Trails Day work project on the North Ridge Trail in Oak Ridge.  The Orchard Lane access trail is located along a water drainage route. Erosion along the ditch has made the trail difficult to follow. We will work to relocate the first […]

East Fork Poplar Creek Greenway Cleanup with Clinch Valley Trails Alliance

Boys & Girls Club of Oak Ridge parking lot102 S. Jefferson Cir, Oak Ridge, TN

TCWP and partners Clinch Valley Trails Alliance and Greenways Oak Ridge are sponsoring the fourth annual trash cleanup and hike on the East Fork Poplar Creek Greenway. This wonderful new trail, developed by CVTA and Greenways Oak Ridge, was recently completed along the banks of East Fork Poplar Creek in west Oak Ridge. The trail […]

Oak Ridge Outdoor Festival

The June 22 Oak Ridge Outdoor Festival, sponsored by Oak Ridge Parks and Recreation, Explore Oak Ridge, and the Clinch Valley trail Alliance, will introduce participants of all ages and abilities to new activities and skill development. TCWP and the Alliance for the Oak Ridge Reservation (AFORR) will be at the Melton Lake Park waterfront […]