Neighbors Protect Farms In Southeast Tennessee

Friday, January 17, 2020
Alan and Kendra Cameron, and Land Trust for Tennessee Board Member Greg Vital joined together to protect 114 acres of farmland in the Harrison Community
Alan and Kendra Cameron, and Land Trust for Tennessee Board Member Greg Vital joined together to protect 114 acres of farmland in the Harrison Community

Just before the New Year, Alan and Kendra Cameron, and Land Trust for Tennessee Board Member Greg Vital joined together to protect 114 acres of farmland in the Harrison Community of Hamilton County.

The Land Trust has now worked to protect more than 50,000 acres in the southeast in its first 20 years, including 2,300 acres in Hamilton County.

This is the second property Mr. Vital has protected in Hamilton County with The Land Trust. In 2006, he joined with another neighbor to protect 220 acres, jumpstarting efforts in the Chattanooga region.  


TDEC Commissioner, Staff Join Conservation Kid To Help Kick-Off River Rescue With Cleanup At Harrison Bay State Park

Mystery Plant 690: Cypress Vine, Red Morning-Glory

Green Thumb Garden Club Meets Oct. 10


Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner David Salyers and department staff from across the state joined forces with Cash Daniels, the “Conservation Kid” his younger ... (click for more)

Allow me to tell you a few things about some members of the Morning-glory family. There must be nearly 2,000 species in this family, and as native plants, they are distributed pretty much all ... (click for more)

The Green Thumb Garden Club of Ooltewah/Collegedale will meet on Monday, October 10 at 7 p.m. at Chestnut Hall (in the Commons), 4950 Swinyar Dr. in Collegedale. The presenter will be Master ... (click for more)



Outdoors

TDEC Commissioner, Staff Join Conservation Kid To Help Kick-Off River Rescue With Cleanup At Harrison Bay State Park

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner David Salyers and department staff from across the state joined forces with Cash Daniels, the “Conservation Kid” his younger brother and his mom, to kick off the 34th annual Tennessee River Rescue Thursday at Harrison Bay State Park. Teams of volunteers tackled trash at two locations along the park’s approximately ... (click for more)

Mystery Plant 690: Cypress Vine, Red Morning-Glory

Allow me to tell you a few things about some members of the Morning-glory family. There must be nearly 2,000 species in this family, and as native plants, they are distributed pretty much all over the world, in temperate and tropical regions. Many of these species are viny, either climbing or crawling (sometimes both): the scientific name for this family is “Convolvulaceae”, which ... (click for more)

Breaking News

42-Year-Old Man Drowns At Boat Dock On Chickamauga Lake Saturday

A 42-year-old Hamilton County man drowned at a boat dock on Chickamauga Lake on Saturday afternoon. It was near Erwin Marina, but marina officials said the incident happened at a public boat dock, and not at the marina. TWRA Officers responded to a 911 call around 2 p.m. for a missing person. A man loading a Bayliner cabin cruiser boat had disappeared. Witnesses said ... (click for more)

Fleischmann Praises The Release Of Matthew Heath From Captivity In Venezuela

Representative Chuck Fleischmann on Saturday praised the release of Tennessee resident and Marine Corps veteran Matthew Health, who had been held captive in Venezuela for over two years. “Praise God that Matthew Heath has been released from his wrongful captivity and is coming home to his family. Throughout the over two years that Matthew was held, his family never gave up ... (click for more)

Opinion

The Vaccine That Could Cure America: Reversing Roe

Dobbs v. Jackson, reversing almost 50 years of abortion on demand, is existentially a legal and moral/ethical vaccine for the United States. Why? While the legal challenges and political fighting will continue for some time, this is the greatest reversal of a Supreme Court in its history. It is worth noting that official Reconstruction lasted almost 25 years in the old Confederacy. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden In October

The frost has yet to get to my garden but as I collect orchids and onions for an October delivery it is downright chilly. Thank goodness for the afternoon sun as we prepare to plant our winter rye grass seed and wish for more rain. As is my monthly custom, there is an abundance of orchids and onions to deliver on this first day of October so let’s get going … AN ORCHID to Dr. ... (click for more)