1,000 Lake Sturgeon To Be Released In Kingston

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Lake Sturgeon at the TN Aquarium Conservation Institute
Lake Sturgeon at the TN Aquarium Conservation Institute

Scientists with the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute will be releasing 1,000 Lake Sturgeon Saturday in Kingston, Tn. 

Aquarium biologists will start packing fish for transport at the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute in Chattanooga at 8 a.m. on Saturday. 

They plan on arriving at the John Muir Fest in Kingston by 11:30 a.m. and start releasing fish with the public shortly after noon.

Approximately 1,000 fish will be introduced into the Clinch River (above where the Clinch meets the Tennessee River above Watts Bar).

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the “Saving the Sturgeon” program. During that time, the Tennessee Aquarium and its partners have raised and released more than 220,000 juveniles into the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers.

 


Hunters Encouraged To Take Deer To Checking Stations This Saturday For Data Collection And CWD Surveillance

Interior Recycling Bins Available At All Tennessee State Parks

Historic University And Global Conservation Organization Tread New Ground


The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be collecting deer biological data on the opening day of the rifle season, Nov. 17 at various locations across East Tennessee. Data to be collected ... (click for more)

Visitors to Tennessee State Parks will now be able to use interior recycling bins at all 56 of the state parks in the second phase of improvements to the parks’ recycling program. The bins ... (click for more)

The University of the South, familiarly known as Sewanee, and The Nature Conservancy announced that the organizations are collaborating on a new forest management plan for a 13,000-acre forested ... (click for more)


Outdoors

Hunters Encouraged To Take Deer To Checking Stations This Saturday For Data Collection And CWD Surveillance

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be collecting deer biological data on the opening day of the rifle season, Nov. 17 at various locations across East Tennessee. Data to be collected will include deer age estimates, antler measurements, and Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) surveillance samples. With the addition of Internet checking in 2009 and the TWRA On the Go mobile ... (click for more)

Interior Recycling Bins Available At All Tennessee State Parks

Visitors to Tennessee State Parks will now be able to use interior recycling bins at all 56 of the state parks in the second phase of improvements to the parks’ recycling program. The bins for the interior locations at the parks follow the placement of over 400 exterior recycling receptacles this August. The bins are part of a broader sustainability initiative within the Tennessee ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Man With 3 Prior DUIs And Revoked License Speeds Wrong Way On Rossville Boulevard

Police said a man with three prior DUIs and a revoked license was speeding on Rossville Boulevard early Saturday morning while driving in the wrong direction. Johnny Lee Alexander, 50, of 2434 Dodds Ave., was charged with fourth offense DUI and driving on a revoked license. An officer said he was driving on Rossville Boulevard when he saw a vehicle coming in the wrong lane ... (click for more)

Bradley County Inmate Keith McGill Escapes During Hospital Visit

A Bradley County Justice Center inmate who was transported by corrections officers to Tennova Healthcare on Chambliss Avenue, in Cleveland for medical treatment has escaped. At 9:38 p.m., while at the hospital, the inmate fled from the premises. He was wearing an orange jumpsuit and has been identified as Keith McGill, 31. McGill is approximately 6’1”, ... (click for more)

Opinion

HES Can't Be Matched, Replicated Or Cheaply Duplicated

As a volunteer at the Humane Educational Society for four years, I have first-hand knowledge of the work this organization does and the conditions it has to overcome to do it. The 118-year-old facility in which the administration, staff and volunteers work every day is at the end of its road. A new shelter space is more than warranted. The good news is that there are county funds ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Thanksgiving Request

Just what if … this Thursday you could say "Thank you" to someone who, chances are, you never met nor even heard the other’s name? There is also no way you’ll ever get a thank-you note, nor have your Sunday School class friends at church whisper how much they richly appreciated your kind thoughtfulness, secretly aquiver that you will not tell them what it was that earned such praise ... (click for more)