TVA Celebrates National Public Lands Day With Local Events

Monday, September 23, 2019

The Tennessee Valley Authority invites the public to join in celebrating National Public Lands Day. TVA and its partners are hosting several events in the Chattanooga area over the next two weekends aimed at keeping these public lands a destination for recreation users in the Tennessee Valley. To learn more about TVA’s National Public Lands Day events, click here.

National Public Lands Day Events:

Fall Migration Bird Walk: Thursday, Sept. 26 from 7-9 a.m. Meet at the Upper Rock Pile Trail on the TVA Muscle Shoals Dam Reservation.
 
Marbut Bend Nature Walk: Saturday, Sept. 28 from 8-11 a.m. Meet at Marbut Bend trailhead parking lot to learn about wetlands diversity and importance.
 
Native Plant Garden Work Day: Saturday, Sept. 28 from 8-11 a.m. at the TVA Muscle Shoals Dam Reservation Native Plant Garden for a work day.
 
Flint River Cleanup: Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Madison, AL. Please register your attendance at 256-539-3747.
 
Tennessee River Rescue: Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Chickamauga Dam Day Use Area for this popular regional cleanup.
 
Lake Nottely Fall Cleanup: Saturday, Sept 28 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Supplies are provided for volunteers to clean up the shoreline. Meet at Poteete Creek Campground.
 
Guntersville Cleanup and Breakfast: Friday, Oct. 4 at 8:30 a.m. Meet at the State Park Lodge for a breakfast prior to shoreline cleanup.


TFWC To Hear Of Turkey Research, Chronic Wasting Disease

TWRA Announces Availability Of Riparian Tree Planting Grants For Fiscal Year 2020

TWRA Requests Public Input For 2020-21 Waterfowl And Other Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons


The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold a one-day meeting on Friday, Oct. 25, beginning at 9 a.m. at Lone Oaks Farm in Hardeman County. It will be the second time the commission ... (click for more)

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announces the availability of grant dollars to assist cities, schools, community organizations, civic groups, watershed organizations, and conservation ... (click for more)

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is soliciting comments for its 2020-21 waterfowl and other migratory bird hunting regulations, including sandhill cranes. This is an opportunity for the ... (click for more)


Outdoors

TFWC To Hear Of Turkey Research, Chronic Wasting Disease

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold a one-day meeting on Friday, Oct. 25, beginning at 9 a.m. at Lone Oaks Farm in Hardeman County. It will be the second time the commission has met at the farm which is administered by UT Extension, a unit of the University Of Tennessee Institute Of Agriculture. An update on an on-going turkey research will be given by David ... (click for more)

TWRA Announces Availability Of Riparian Tree Planting Grants For Fiscal Year 2020

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announces the availability of grant dollars to assist cities, schools, community organizations, civic groups, watershed organizations, and conservation groups, etc., with riparian tree planting projects. All seedlings must be purchased through the Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry. Tree planting season in Tennessee is December ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Erlanger Eliminates, Restructures Positions In Management Reorganization

As part of a management reorganization, Erlanger Health System officials announced the elimination and restructuring of 30 management positions, effective this month. In making the announcement, Erlanger President and CEO Will Jackson, M.D., said Monday’s management realignment effort at the Chattanooga-based health system will better position Erlanger to meet the changing landscape ... (click for more)

Commissioner Smedley Asks Meeting With Teachers Who Hit Commission Majority Against Wheel Tax Referendum

County Commissioner Sabrena Smedley said she would like an opportunity to address some 70 current and past county school teachers who signed a letter hitting her and four other commissioners who voted against a wheel tax referendum. She addressed an email to Kendra Young, a teacher at East Hamilton School, whose picture was shown on the Facebook page of the Hamilton County Democratic ... (click for more)

Opinion

The Wheel Tax Wouldn't Be A Sacrifice And Supports Our Teachers - And Response (4)

I appreciate our underpaid teachers here in Tennessee so much. We as a whole have a moral obligation to make sure we contribute to their pay. A wheel tax on our cars is a minimal expense to most of us. Sixty dollars is not enough for us to complain. We shouldn't even bat an eye at that if it contributes to the hard working teachers who sacrifice daily for our children. We ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Have At It, Sisters!

Yes, it didn’t take long … not long at all … for a majority (remember this word) of the Hamilton County Commission to request a meeting with those teachers who still dare to bear the faces after sending a live warhead of stupid over the bow to their funding body. On Sunday there appeared a letter that chastised, by name, five county commissioners who neither deserved it nor toil ... (click for more)