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Northern Cumberland Scenic Byway Planning Meetings

Event Date: 
07/10/2013

The first of three planning meetings for the Northern Cumberland Scenic Byway will be held at the Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce.  The meeting will be for Overton, Clay and Pickett County representatives who wish to guide the development of a corridor management plan for the byway. 

 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. (CDT)

 

for more information call Dawn Kupferer at 931.239.3505

Funding and Scholarship Opportunity for Climate Adaptation Planning

Raging Colorado fires may mean 2012 climate disasters will match/exceed 2011 records. Hurricanes, drought, wildfires, flooding, and tornadoes - 2011 was truly the year of extreme weather, with the United States suffering more weather-related disasters than ever before.  A total of 12 distinct events totaled more than $50 billion in losses and caused hundreds of fatalities, making 2011 the costliest year in disaster-related damage.Read more

Friends of South Cumberland Announce Scholarship

 

The Friends of South Cumberland are sponsoring a chapter of the Tennessee Naturalist Program, beginning this fall. This first class begins in September and runs through the school year. It will meet an average of once per month, usually on Saturday mornings. At least half of the class time will be spent outdoors, weather permitting. The class covers such topics as local geology, forests, animals, plants, fungi, aquatic biology, and astronomy.  Participation goes toward certification as a Tennessee Naturalist. Read more

Summer Cedar Barren Cleanup

Event Date: 
August 25, 2012 - 8:30am

Because some invasive species are noticeable only in the summer, Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning has scheduled an additional exotic invasive plant removal workday at the Oak Ridge Cedar Barren this year.  Located next to Jefferson Middle School in Oak Ridge, this barren is a joint project of the City of Oak Ridge, the State Natural Areas Division, and TCWP.  This area, one of just a few cedar barrens in East Tennessee, is subject to invasion by Chinese lespedeza, Japanese privet, autumn olive, mimosa, Nepal grass, multiflora rose, and woody plants that threaten the systRead more

Grundy County ARC Technical Assistance

Event Date: 
June 19, 2012 - 6:30pm

The next Grundy County ARC Technical Assistance meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 19th in Coalmont, TN at the Coalmont Community Center at 6:30 PM CDT. 

At the June meeting, we plan to review the scope of work developed at the March meeting and make sure all of the priorities for Grundy County were identified and discussed. In addition, we will identify a core group and committee chair who will serve as key points of contact for this project.Read more

Walton Road Scenic Byway Advisory Committee Workshop

Event Date: 
June 5, 2012 - 10:00am

Please make plans to attend this important meeting in the development of the Walton Road Scenic Byway (WRSB).  Lardner/Klein consultants will discuss progress of the WRSB Corridor Management Plan, as well as strategies for development of local resources in the four project counties.  Area Chamber of Commerce will especially benefit from this meeting.Read more

Location

The Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast at Bee Rock, Monterey Monterey, TN
United States
36° 8' 51.2304" N, 85° 16' 5.8872" W

June Update

It’s hard to believe that we only launched Edge Trekker one month ago. Thus far, we are stoked at the response we have received from users of the Web site and the results that it’s generating. Anyone can go to the Browse Trips page and see the trips that have been created last month and see that it builds more value and credibility behind the Cumberlands as a place to visit.Read more

Informational Program on Feedstock Supply for ORNL Biomass Steam Plant

Event Date: 
June 14, 2012 - 7:00pm

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory's new wood-fired biomass gasification plant will produce steam to be distributed throughout the Laboratory's campus for both process and space-heating purposes, using waste wood chips from area suppliers.  On Thursday, June 14, Dr.Read more

Location

Midtown Community Center
United States

Friends of South Cumberland Annual Meeting

Event Date: 
June 16, 2012 - 10:00am

The Friends of South Cumberland will hold their annual meeting at fabulous
Foster Falls on Saturday, June 16. Come at 10 for a ranger-led hike or at
noon for a potluck picnic. A short business meeting will include the
announcement of the Jim Prince Memorial Award and introduction of the Very
Important Park (VIP) volunteers. Music by the Bazzania Girls Band will round
out the festivities.

Foster Falls is the largest waterfall by volume on the South CumberlandRead more

Edge Trekker Webinar

Event Date: 
June 7, 2012 - 10:00am

 

The Alliance for the Cumberlands is holding a webinar tutorial on June 7 @ 10am CDT to help tourism stakeholders learn how they can use Edge Trekker to promote their area and business. You can register for the Webinar HERE and access the Webinar via phone and internet with the below dial in number, access code and web address:

Webinar Address: www.anymeeting.com/cumberlands1

Phone Number: (512) 400-4809Read more