Month: April 2017

Conserve forests along rivers to Forever Green Tennessee

Conserve forests along rivers to Forever Green Tennessee (opinion) By Kathleen Williams Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration has conserved wonderful new parks, but more investments are needed to Forever Green Tennessee! Tennessee is known as the “greenest state in the Land of the Free,” to quote the old “Davy Crockett” show theme song. Tennessee is green …

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Aquatic weeds in Watts Bar Lake subject of May informational meeting [photos]

Aquatic weeds in Watts Bar Lake subject of May informational meeting [photos] By Ben Benton SPRING CITY, Tenn. — By late summer, the water weeds are so thick you could almost walk on parts of Watts Bar Lake without getting wet. Invasive aquatic plants that mass around boat docks on the Tennessee River are starting …

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What to Expect if You Lock Through Watts Bar Dam—in a Canoe Going Upstream

What to Expect if You Lock Through Watts Bar Dam—in a Canoe Going Upstream In Outdoors, Voice in the Wilderness by Kim Trevathan April 5, 2017 Within a barge length or two of Watts Bar Nuclear Plant across the lake, I launched my canoe for the first time in over a year. Accustomed to riding …

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New stakeholders group to address aquatic weed issues

By Hugh Willett A group of Watts Bar Lake residents have established a stakeholders group to address the numerous aspects of the invasive aquatic weeds. The newly formed Watts Bar Ecology and Fishery Council met last week at The Roane Alliance, releasing a mission statement and an organizational chart. Read more at RCN Related story …

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CONSERVING THE TENNESSEE RIVER BASIN: IT TAKES A VILLAGE

By Matthew Cimitile For Shannon O’Quinn, a watershed specialist at the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Tennessee River provides much more than a livelihood. “It is a special place to my family,” he says. “It is where we live and play and work to ensure the river stays healthy for people and wildlife.” Considering that the …

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