Hamilton College Students Volunteering With Cumberland Trails Over Spring Break

Monday, March 13, 2017

A group of Hamilton College (Clinton, N.Y.) students are making the trip from Central New York to Soddy Daisy, to work on Cumberland Trails maintenance and restoration during part of their spring break, March 19-25.

 

The Cumberland Trail, a Tennessee State Scenic Hiking Trail, became Tennessee’s 53rd state park in 1998.

The Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park contains a core corridor of 300-plus miles of trail beginning in the Cumberland Gap National Park (KY.) and stretching south to Chickamauga Chattanooga National Military Park and Prentice Cooper Wildlife Management Area just outside Chattanooga.

 

This trip is part of Hamilton’s 24th Alternative Spring Break, an annual volunteer venture which this year consists of more than 70 students going on eight different service trips to non-profit organizations. The groups will travel south for week-long construction projects, direct service work with children or environmental service.


April TWRA Meeting Set For Henry County's Holly Fork Shooting Complex

Celebrate National Park Week With NPP April 20-28

Public Forum On City Parks And Rec Master Plan Is Thursday


The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) will hold its April meeting in Henry County at the Holly Fork Shooting Complex located near Paris. Committee meetings will start at 1 p.m. ... (click for more)

Activities abound during National Park Week, beginning with "fee free" day at Point Park and wrapping up with an interpretive program at Moccasin Bend. In between, join NPP and their community ... (click for more)

A public forum will be held Thursday with GreenPlay, LLC a national parks, recreation and open space consultant, to assist with developing the Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Master Plan. ... (click for more)


Outdoors

April TWRA Meeting Set For Henry County's Holly Fork Shooting Complex

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) will hold its April meeting in Henry County at the Holly Fork Shooting Complex located near Paris. Committee meetings will start at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, while the regular commission meeting is Friday, April 26 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be the first with Kurt Holbert (Decaturville) serving as TFWC chair. Other ... (click for more)

Celebrate National Park Week With NPP April 20-28

Activities abound during National Park Week, beginning with "fee free" day at Point Park and wrapping up with an interpretive program at Moccasin Bend. In between, join NPP and their community partners in conserving the natural, historic and cultural resources of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, including Moccain Bend National Archeological District. Saturday, ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Portion Of Interstate 75 Between Chattanooga and Cleveland To Get Extra Lanes

State officials said a portion of Interstate 75 between Chattanooga and Cleveland will be widened. The project will add one lane in each direction. It will take it from two lanes to three from north of U.S. 11/Lee Highway in Hamilton County to near Exit 20 in Bradley County. It was included in this year’s multimodal program to tentatively receive right-of-way funding in FY ... (click for more)

Proposed Changes To Short Term Vacation Rentals Get Hosts Fired Up, But No One Claims Revisions

Proposed changes to the city's Short Term Vacation Rentals program were set to go before the City Council next Tuesday, but that now appears to be off the table. Councilman Darrin Ledford said he had been set to discuss the topic brought forth by Councilwoman Demetrus Coonrod at the planning and zoning committee Tuesday. However, administration officials said they had their ... (click for more)

Opinion

How Can City, WWTA Get Away With Chronic Sewage Discharges Onto Our Streets?

A wastewater or service utility is simply a defined service in exchange for a fee. What if I pay a utility fee in exchange for a defined service, and the utility fails to deliver the service as agreed? As an example, I pay a private solid waste collection service to collect, transport, and dispose of garbage. Municipalities also operate waste collection and disposal. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Just Say ‘I Love You’

A dear friend sends me a note that his mom, after 40 glorious years of teaching children in public schools, is dying. The death of a mom or dad is among the worst things a child must bear, watching a parent in their final days. But I still marvel at the fact when Helen Exum died four years ago, not once did I cry and I’m a pretty emotional guy. The overwhelming reason I could ... (click for more)