Events


Whites Creek Trail workday – Saturday, January 12

TCWP will sponsor a day of trail maintenance work at Whites Creek Small Wild Area in Rhea County at 10 a.m. as part of our ongoing stewardship activities for this TVA Small Wild Area trail. The trail loops onto land that TCWP purchased from Bowater several years ago, thanks to the generous support of our members.

Participants should wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring work gloves, loppers, and small bow saws or folding saws.  Some hand tools will be available at the event.  Please be sure to bring clothing appropriate for weather conditions, water, snacks, and/or a lunch.

Participants can meet for carpooling in Oak Ridge at the Gold’s Gym/Books-A-Million parking lot in Oak Ridge (at the end close to S. Illinois Avenue, near Salsarita’s). We will leave Oak Ridge at 9 a.m., or volunteers can join the crew at the trailhead at 10 a.m. [NOTE: Carpooling is important this year because Roddy Lane, the road that leads to the Whites Creek parking area from the highway, is currently closed, and parking is much more limited than usual.]

We plan to spend three or four hours at the site, but volunteers may come and go as they wish.  If the weather is uncooperative—excessive rain, or snow and ice—we will reschedule for the following Saturday.

For additional information, contact Jimmy Groton at 865-805-9908 or at  groton87@comcast.net.


Guided Hike, Obed River Park, “Identifying Trees in Winter” – Saturday, January 26

The Obed Watershed Community Association is hosting an event, “Identifying Trees In Winter” on Saturday, January 26 from 10 to 12 a.m. CST.

Jimmy Groton will be walking with us while showing us how to identify trees in winter. This event is at Obed River Park 10-12am January 26. (The rain date is February 9th 10-12am.)
Jimmy studied forestry as a graduate and undergraduate in college and taught Dendrology in graduate school at UTK. He works as an environmental scientist/ecologist delineating wetlands and streams, endangered and threatened species surveys, and environmental impact assessment. He has 39 years experience and we welcome us to show us a thing or two about identifying native plants in the winter!

Bring a hand lens if you have one, we’ll have a few on hand. Sometimes it’s good to see twigs and bark up close!

About Obed River Park from http://time2meet.com/crossvilletrails/obed This existing trail is a two-mile-long paved walk and follows a portion of the Obed River for over half its length. In addition to viewing the labeled trees, visitors can view the Tennessee Central Railroad trestle and Harrison and Mitchell dam historic sites, as well as rock formations, foot bridges, wild flowers and wildlife.

A Class I Arboretum is featured along the course of the paved Obed River Trail adjacent to the Obed River. The arboretum includes many native species of trees that have identification markers. A paved surface multi-use trail is for public use by non-motorized traffic: walkers, runners, roller-blade enthusiasts and bicycle riders.

The trail originates at the Cumberland County Obed River Park, a county owned park facility that features three picnic shelters, restrooms, and a playground. On the trail, a visitor passes two foot bridges, two historical markers, views the scenic Obed River and experiences a large number of native Cumberland Plateau plants, trees, and wildflowers. The trail gradually climbs to a large rolling meadow that has a segment of an abandoned railway corridor and the ruins of one of Cumberland County’s first dams. The around the meadow has been turned into a fitness trail with numerous pieces of exercise equipment. http://time2meet.com/crossvilletrails/obed.shtml?fbclid=IwAR3gePELqHM7zYhfJQxQka8tr6WauyJwAp_6-yG0T2dRPsI_fBmTJHBZXbI

Event co-sponsored by TCWP and Emory River Watershed Association

For additional information, contact Jimmy Groton at 865-805-9908 or at  groton87@comcast.net.


Additional information on all TCWP activities may be obtained from TCWP Executive Director Sandra K. Goss at Sandra@sandrakgoss.com or at (865) 583-3967.


    Jan
    17
    Thu
    TCWP Board Meeting
    Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Jan
    26
    Sat
    “Identifying Trees In Winter” Guided Hike
    Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    The Obed Watershed Community Association is hosting an event, “Identifying Trees In Winter” on Saturday, January 26 from 10 to 12 a.m. CST.
    Jimmy Groton will be walking with us while showing us how to identify trees in winter. This event is at Obed River Park 10-12am January 26. (The rain date is February 9th 10-12am.)
    Jimmy studied forestry as a graduate and undergraduate in college and taught Dendrology in graduate school at UTK. He works as an environmental scientist/ecologist delineating wetlands and streams, endangered and threatened species surveys, and environmental impact assessment. He has 39 years experience and we welcome us to show us a thing or two about identifying native plants in the winter!

    Bring a hand lens if you have one, we’ll have a few on hand. Sometimes it’s good to see twigs and bark up close!

    About Obed River Park from http://time2meet.com/crossvilletrails/obed This existing trail is a two-mile-long paved walk and follows a portion of the Obed River for over half its length. In addition to viewing the labeled trees, visitors can view the Tennessee Central Railroad trestle and Harrison and Mitchell dam historic sites, as well as rock formations, foot bridges, wild flowers and wildlife.

    A Class I Arboretum is featured along the course of the paved Obed River Trail adjacent to the Obed River. The arboretum includes many native species of trees that have identification markers. A paved surface multi-use trail is for public use by non-motorized traffic: walkers, runners, roller-blade enthusiasts and bicycle riders.

    The trail originates at the Cumberland County Obed River Park, a county owned park facility that features three picnic shelters, restrooms, and a playground. On the trail, a visitor passes two foot bridges, two historical markers, views the scenic Obed River and experiences a large number of native Cumberland Plateau plants, trees, and wildflowers. The trail gradually climbs to a large rolling meadow that has a segment of an abandoned railway corridor and the ruins of one of Cumberland County’s first dams. The around the meadow has been turned into a fitness trail with numerous pieces of exercise equipment. http://time2meet.com/crossvilletrails/obed.shtml?fbclid=IwAR3gePELqHM7zYhfJQxQka8tr6WauyJwAp_6-yG0T2dRPsI_fBmTJHBZXbI
    The event is co-sponsored by TCWP and the Emory River Watershed Association

    Guided Hike: “Identifying Trees in Winter”, Obed River Park, Saturday, January 26
    Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    The Obed Watershed Community Association is hosting an event, “Identifying Trees In Winter” on Saturday, January 26 from 10 to 12 a.m. CST.

    Jimmy Groton will be walking with us while showing us how to identify trees in winter. This event is at Obed River Park 10-12am January 26. (The rain date is February 9th 10-12am.)
    Jimmy studied forestry as a graduate and undergraduate in college and taught Dendrology in graduate school at UTK. He works as an environmental scientist/ecologist delineating wetlands and streams, endangered and threatened species surveys, and environmental impact assessment. He has 39 years experience and we welcome us to show us a thing or two about identifying native plants in the winter!

    Bring a hand lens if you have one, we’ll have a few on hand. Sometimes it’s good to see twigs and bark up close!

    About Obed River Park from http://time2meet.com/crossvilletrails/obed This existing trail is a two-mile-long paved walk and follows a portion of the Obed River for over half its length. In addition to viewing the labeled trees, visitors can view the Tennessee Central Railroad trestle and Harrison and Mitchell dam historic sites, as well as rock formations, foot bridges, wild flowers and wildlife.

    A Class I Arboretum is featured along the course of the paved Obed River Trail adjacent to the Obed River. The arboretum includes many native species of trees that have identification markers. A paved surface multi-use trail is for public use by non-motorized traffic: walkers, runners, roller-blade enthusiasts and bicycle riders.

    The trail originates at the Cumberland County Obed River Park, a county owned park facility that features three picnic shelters, restrooms, and a playground. On the trail, a visitor passes two foot bridges, two historical markers, views the scenic Obed River and experiences a large number of native Cumberland Plateau plants, trees, and wildflowers. The trail gradually climbs to a large rolling meadow that has a segment of an abandoned railway corridor and the ruins of one of Cumberland County’s first dams. The around the meadow has been turned into a fitness trail with numerous pieces of exercise equipment. http://time2meet.com/crossvilletrails/obed.shtml?fbclid=IwAR3gePELqHM7zYhfJQxQka8tr6WauyJwAp_6-yG0T2dRPsI_fBmTJHBZXbI

    Event co-sponsored by TCWP and Emory River Watershed Association

    For additional information, contact Jimmy Groton at 865-805-9908 or at  groton87@comcast.net.

    Feb
    21
    Thu
    TCWP Board Meeting
    Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Mar
    21
    Thu
    TCWP Board Meeting
    Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Apr
    18
    Thu
    TCWP Board Meeting
    Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    May
    16
    Thu
    TCWP Board Meeting
    May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Jun
    20
    Thu
    TCWP Board Meeting
    Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Jul
    18
    Thu
    TCWP Board Meeting
    Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Aug
    15
    Thu
    TCWP Board Meeting
    Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm