Outdoor Chattanooga News And Events

Friday, July 25, 2014 - by Ruth Thompson
Brown's Ferry Kayak Tour Aug. 2
The National Park Service will join Outdoor Chattanooga for a special historical tour of Brown's Ferry by kayak on Sat., Aug. 2, beginning at 9 a.m.  Paddle the TN River around Williams Island and the entrance to the TN River Gorge while an interpretive ranger from Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park shares the area's unique history.
Cost is $35 for adults and kids ages 14 and older, and includes all equipment and guides. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Email Outdoor Chattanooga or call (423) 643-6888 to reserve your spot.

Downtown Kayak Adventures Aug. 3, 9 & 10 - Last Trips for 2014
Our Downtown Kayak Adventures will go three more times before we wrap up for the summer. Join us on Aug. 3, 9 or 10 for a leisurely tour of downtown Chattanooga on the TN River, starting at 9:30 a.m.Outdoor Chattanooga will provide the gear, the guides and instruction for beginners ages 8 and older. Cost is $35 for adults and kids 14 and older, $25 for kids 8-13. Kids must paddle in tandem with an adult. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. To reserve, email Outdoor Chattanooga or call(423) 643-6888.

Rapid Learning Kayak Skills Practice
July 30, Aug. 2 at Chester Frost
Come join the Rapid Learning Whitewater Program for our weekly kayak skills practice at Chester Frost County Park every Wed. with two sessions: 6 and 7 p.m. Bring the whole family and learn the basic skills that you need to paddle the Chattanooga region's beautiful whitewater (and flat water) streams. Your first visit is free. To learn more, email Outdoor Chattanooga or call (423) 643-6888.

More Upcoming Events

9            Still Hollow Trail Race
              Missionary Ridge Road Race
23          River Gorge Omnium
             Wilderness Wild Fest 
30-31     Ocoee Fest
28          Ironman Chattanooga

4           Rock/Creek Stump Jump
             Tennessee River Rescue
11         Chattanooga Head Race
19          7 Bridges Marathon
25          Chattajack 31

1          Upchuck 50K
            Head of the Hooch
15         Alzheimer's Association 5K Run to Remember
22         Pangorge: The TN River Gorge Adventure Race 



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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has been informed that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up will be held Dec. 1, through Feb. 26, 2016.  Through the program’s various targeted continuous CRP practices, the general and continuous program offerings will provide a much-needed habitat boost to recovering ... (click for more)

Alexander Votes To Expand And Protect Hunting And Fishing Opportunities On Federal Land

Senator Lamar Alexander on Thursday voted for the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015, which expands and protects sporting and recreation access to federal lands and reauthorizes important federal conservation programs. He said, “Nearly 900,000 Tennesseans and visitors with hunting and fishing licenses know Tennessee has some of the best land, lakes, and rivers in the country. ... (click for more)

Monica McMillon, 37, Shot And Killed In Alton Park On Tuesday Night

Monica McMillon, 37, was shot and killed in Alton Park on Tuesday night. The Chattanooga Police responded to the 3800 block of Highland Ave. on the report of a shooting. Once on scene police located one victim inside a residence. She  was struck by gunfire and  succumbed to her injuries on scene.   No suspect information is available at ... (click for more)

Judge Denies Motion By Walker County To Delay Closing Of Hutcheson Hospital

A bankruptcy judge in Atlanta on Tuesday denied a motion by Walker County, Ga., is asking a delay in closing Hutcheson Medical Center and laying off employees. Judge Paul Bonapfel said he appreciated the position of Walker County, but he said he would not interfere with the business decision made by the trustees appointed to operate the Fort Oglethorpe hospital. He also said ... (click for more)

A Thankful List

David Jeremiah said it best, that we have a tendency to concentrate on the things we don’t have rather than what God has already blessed us with.  Perhaps, he said, it is because there is not enough parchment available in this world to record all God’s bountiful blessings should we try to list them. This Thanksgiving let us gather our family close to us, whisper a prayer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Vote DesJarlais Out!

There are two good bills in both the Senate and the House of Representatives right now that are directly aimed at the sadistic villains who derive some sick pleasure out of torturing helpless Tennessee Walking Horses. They call it “soring,” where caustic materials are lathered into a horse’s forelegs and then wrapped in plastic so they’ll cook. Sometimes they use nails or screws ... (click for more)