Terry And Jane Lewis Honored For Contributions To Elk Restoration And Outreach Programs

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Terry and Jane Lewis were presented a limited edition elk print titled “Tennessee Homecoming” by TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter. The couple was honored for all their support of the elk restoration program and various outreach efforts through the years.
Terry and Jane Lewis were presented a limited edition elk print titled “Tennessee Homecoming” by TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter. The couple was honored for all their support of the elk restoration program and various outreach efforts through the years.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency recognized Terry and Jane Lewis for their long-time support of the state’s elk restoration project and various outreach programs. The couple was honored during the August meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting in Knoxville.

Mr. Lewis has proven over the years that he is never afraid to “roll up his sleeves” and take on projects to help wildlife or to facilitate the opportunity for someone to enjoy the outdoors. Ms. Lewis is a huge part of whatever project that he tackles.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis were instrumental in the construction of Hatfield Knob Elk Viewing Tower that thousands of visitors enjoy annually. They designed and purchased building materials for the tower. The Lewis erected the tower with the help from volunteers of the Campbell Outdoor Recreation Association (CORA), the Tennessee Wildlife Federation, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, other volunteers, area TWRA staff and TWRA elk biologist Steve Bennett.

When the state’s first managed elk hunt was held in 2009, the Lewises offered their property and hospitality to host not only the hunters, but partnering organizations, media, friends and agency staff to be a part of the historical event.

The Lewises also host several events each year that allow wheelchair-bound hunters and wounded warriors a chance to pursue a Tennessee turkey on their property. They enjoy providing this opportunity to these deserving individuals.

With the August meeting held near their home area, the TWRA wanted to recognize the couple for all their contributions. They were presented with a framed limited edition elk print by Eddie LeRoy titled, “Tennessee Homecoming.” The area depicted in the background is where our first elk release took place in December of 2000. The print was donated by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation.  


Haslam, TDEC Announce 2015 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award Winners; GreenTrips 1 Of Winners

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau on Wednesday announced the winners of the 2015 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards (GESAs). GreenTrips, of Chattanooga was one of the winners. The 11 winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Nashville on  June 23 .  “Today’s ... (click for more)

Southeast’s Anglers Say They Stand Behind New Clean Water Rule

Anglers in the Southeast said they support a new rule announced Wednesday that restores protections for America’s headwater streams under the Clean Water Act. “The waters this rule protects are the sources of our nation’s coldest, cleanest water,” said Trout Unlimited President and CEO Chris Wood. “Not only do these waters provide the needed spawning and rearing waters ... (click for more)

Man Killed By Train At Sale Creek

A man was struck and killed by a train in North Hamilton County on Wednesday evening. The sheriff's office said the incident occurred in Sale Creek. The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. near North Hamilton Elementary School. Authorities said the man was on the track when he was hit by a southbound train.   (click for more)

Tram Up 1st Street That Proved A Dud Also Falters At Auction

Most of the 21st Century Waterfront development was a major success. Except for that non-working tram going up the steep hill at First Street. The city has finally given up on the unusual mode of transit and has placed it up for auction. But there were only four bids submitted and the high was only $92.50. The owners of the firm that built the tram, Outdoor Engineers ... (click for more)

The Truth About The Rising Costs To East Ridge On The Fire Hall Property

Re:East Ridge Has To Pay Unexpected $428,000 On Bass Pro Shop Deal   H ere is the truth about this article.    One section of the article says: " Unknown to anybody on the council today, the agreement limited use of the land to a fire hall."     In a letter dated Dec. 15, 2010, Mayor Lambert asked TDOT officials to ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: I Know About Dowries

There is a lawyer in Kenya who wants to meet President Barack Obama very badly. He knows the President will visit Kenya in July and the noble, young lawyer, Felix Kiprono, is very sincere when he says he wants to marry the oldest of the Obama daughters, 16-year-old Malia. He became interested in Malia in 2008 and can proudly say he has dated no other women since then, it has just ... (click for more)