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Smokies Plans Trail Rehab Project for National Public Lands Day

Smokies Plans Trail Rehab Project for National Public Lands Day

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting a volunteer trail maintenance workday on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 in celebration of the 24th annual National Public Lands Day. Participants are invited to participate on a trail rehabilitation project along the Clingmans ...

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TWRA and Legacy Parks Plan Sunflower Festival at Forks of the River WMA

TWRA and Legacy Parks Plan Sunflower Festival at Forks of the River WMA

TWRA and Legacy Parks are joining together for the second sunflower festival at the Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area in Knoxville. WMA Manager Bill Smith recognized the public’s interest in the sunflower fields planted on the area a ...

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TWRA Reminds Public to Leave Wildlife in the Wild

TWRA Reminds Public to Leave Wildlife in the Wild

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officials are experiencing an increase in the illegal removal of wildlife and wishes to remind people that not only is taking wildlife from nature unlawful, it can have harmful effects on humans, pets, and wildlife populations. ...

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Events Planned to Celebrate American Eagle Day at Dollywood

Events Planned to Celebrate American Eagle Day at Dollywood

The American Eagle Foundation celebrates American Eagle Day with a full slate of activities planned for Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Dollywood. American Eagle Day was first recognized in 1995 by President Bill Clinton and Tennessee Governor Don Sundquist as ...

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Balsam Mountain Trust to Give Birds of Prey Program at Oconaluftee

Balsam Mountain Trust to Give Birds of Prey Program at Oconaluftee

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is again teaming up with the Balsam Mountain Trust for a special program on Birds of Prey at the Oconaluftee Multipurpose Room. Michael Skinner, executive director of the Balsam Mountain Trust, will conduct an hour-long ...

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TWRA Says Black Bear Cubs Seen Alone Might Not Be Orphaned

TWRA Says Black Bear Cubs Seen Alone Might Not Be Orphaned

In response to numerous calls from concerned citizens regarding sightings of black bear cubs seen alone, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is issuing a reminder to residents and visitors that a cub that is alone might be that way for a ...

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Free Seminars, Outdoor Excursions and Exhibits During Wilderness Wildlife Week

Free Seminars, Outdoor Excursions and Exhibits During Wilderness Wildlife Week

The 27th Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week begins Tuesday in Pigeon Forge, offering a variety of workshops, lectures, seminars, concerts, hikes and other activities designed to introduce or reacquaint participants of all ages with the great outdoors. Featuring more than 220 ...

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Public Asked to Report Sightings of Pygmy Rattlesnakes in Tennessee

Public Asked to Report Sightings of Pygmy Rattlesnakes in Tennessee

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is assisting wildlife biologists at Tennessee State University in research to determine the distribution of pygmy rattlesnakes in Tennessee. The pygmy rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarius) is listed as a threatened species in Tennessee and the research ...

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Learn Outdoors Skills at TWRA Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshop

Learn Outdoors Skills at TWRA Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshop

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host the 2017 Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) workshop June 2-4, 2017 in Crossville at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center. The relaxed atmosphere of the BOW workshop is aimed at women, and an ...

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