Update on Tick-borne Diseases in East Tennessee

In this program cosponsored by TCWP and the UT Arboretum Society,  Dr. Richard Gerhold will present updates on tick abundance and prevalence, as well as the spread of the Asian longhorned tick.  He’ll also cover the various pathogens that can be transmitted, their geographical and temporal variations, diagnostics tests, and prevention. Dr. Gerhold, who holds a […]

Retirement Party for Sandra Goss

Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN

TCWP Executive Director Sandra Goss began working for TCWP In 1988, 25 years ago. On August 31, she will be retiring and moving on to new adventures. But we can’t let her go without an appropriate sendoff! On Wednesday evening, August 9, TCWP will host a farewell party at the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church […]

Summer Cedar Barrens Cleanup/Weed Wrangle®

Jefferson Middle School200 Fairbanks Rd,, Oak Ridge, TN

This will be the second of our three annual workdays at the Oak Ridge Cedar Barrens. Located next to Jefferson Middle School in Oak Ridge, the barrens is a joint project of the City of Oak Ridge, the State Natural Areas Division, and TCWP. One of just a few cedar barrens in East Tennessee, the […]

Hike at Big South Fork

Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area

On this hike cosponsored by TCWP and the Tennessee Native Plant Society, we’ll visit a power line clearing to look for goldenrods, asters, and a striped gentian, then walk Middle Creek Loop, a scenic trail with endemic species Cumberland sandwort and rockhouse white snakeroot. We’ll meet for carpooling in Oak Ridge at the Gold’s Gym/Books-a-Million […]

National Public Lands Day

Elza Gate Park101 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN, United States

On September 23, TCWP and TVA will partner again for our annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD) celebration, to be held at TVA’s Worthington Cemetery Ecological Study Area on Melton Hill Reservoir in Oak Ridge. TCWP has for many years partnered with TVA to enhance and protect natural resources at Worthington Cemetery and other TVA […]

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 […]

A Party & A Promise

Lilly Pad Hopyard Brewery920 Ridge Road, Lancing, TN

We are thrilled to invite you to a special event that holds the promise of securing and safeguarding an important section of the Obed Wild and Scenic River along Clear Creek. TCWP is partnering with TennGreen to purchase land within the OWSR boundaries for eventual transfer to the park. Event Details: Date: Sunday, October 8th […]

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 […]

Fall Cedar Barrens 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 fall cleanup, our third and final cleanup of the year.  Located next to Jefferson Middle School in Oak Ridge, the Barren is a joint project of the City of Oak Ridge, State Natural Areas Division, and […]

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 […]