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Friends of Dunbar Cave’s Spring Fling Another Success

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – The Annual Spring Fling sponsored by the Friends of Dunbar Cave was held May 10th and was a great success. Early showers sent the first presentation of Wings of SOAR and Duane Rice’s discussion on eastern bluebirds inside the park’s theater.

But once the weather cleared, well over a hundred patrons watched the second Wings of SOAR presentation and the Snakes and reptiles presentation by Donny and Sherry Howell.

Spring Fling at Dunbar Cave State Natural Area.

Spring Fling at Dunbar Cave State Natural Area.

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Land Between The Lakes to hold Wildlife Celebration May 24th-May 26th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Visit Woodlands Nature Station at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, Saturday-Monday, May 24th-26th, for Wildlife Celebration.

All programs are free with paid Nature Station admission; ages 13 and up $5.00, ages 5-12 $3.00, and ages 4 and under are free. Call to pre-register for a guided canoe or kayak trip at 270-924-2020 Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm. Daily canoe and kayak rentals will start Saturday, May 24th, 10:00am-4:30pm.

For more details, ask at the Nature Station front desk or call 270.924.2299.

Elk & Bison Prairie at LBL.

Elk & Bison Prairie at LBL.

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Land Between the Lakes Celebrates Memorial Day Weekend with River Days

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Experience River Days Memorial Day Weekend, May 25th-27th, at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area. Enjoy water-themed activities at Woodlands Nature Station.

River Days has activities and events for all ages. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free with paid Nature Station admission ($5.00 ages 13 & up, $3.00 ages 5-12, free ages 4 & under).

Smokey Bear to be at LBL's River Days Saturday, May 25th. (Land Between the Lakes)

Smokey Bear to be at LBL’s River Days Saturday, May 25th. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Tennessee Titans Caravan rolled into Clarksville Tuesday

 

Tennessee TitansClarksville, TN – The Tennessee Titans rolled into Clarksville on Tuesday with linebacker Akeem Ayers; defensive tackle Jurrell Casey; and Mike Keith, the voice of the Tennessee Titans on the second day of the 2013 Titans Caravan. The Caravan stopped in Clarksville at the Lowe’s Drive Krogers.

The second day of the Caravan began with private stops in White Bluff at the White Bluff Elementary School, in Waverly, TN at the Waverly Junior High School, in Camden at the Briarwood Elementary School. Two public stops were also on the agenda for the second day of the Caravan at Clifty Farm Country Ham in Paris, TN and finishing up at the Kroger store stop in Clarksville.

Akeem Ayers and Jurrell Casey visit with young fans at the Lowes Drive Kroger's in Clarksville, TN on Tuesday

Akeem Ayers and Jurrell Casey visit with young fans at the Lowe’s Drive Kroger’s in Clarksville, TN on Tuesday

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Tennessee Titans Paid a Surprise Visit to Clarksville’s Northeast Middle School

 

Bill Larson and Jerry Blessing of the Tennessee Titans contributed to this story

Clarksville, TNFuel Up to Play 60The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System played host to a visit from the Tennessee Titans and Tennessee State Parks at Northeast Middle School on Wednesday as part of the NFL’s Play 60 Initiative.

Designed to tackle childhood obesity, NFL PLAY 60 brings together the NFL’s long-standing commitment to health and fitness with an impressive roster of partner organizations which in Tennessee includes the Tennessee State Parks, American Heart Association of Middle Tennessee and is focused on increasing the wellness of young fans by encouraging them to be active for at least 60 minutes a day.

Jerry Blessing the Tennessee Titans Community Relations Coordinator and Safety Jordan Babineaux talking to the kids at Northeast Middle School

Jerry Blessing the Tennessee Titans Community Relations Coordinator and Safety Jordan Babineaux talking to the kids at Northeast Middle School

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Dunbar Cave State Park’s “Cooling at the Cave” this Saturday, July 28th

 

Dunbar Cave State Natural AreaClarksville, TN – Come out to Dunbar Cave State Park and join the park staff and the Friends of Dunbar Cave for their annual Cooling at the Cave and Anniversary Celebration with music, games and refreshments at the cool cave entrance.

All ages are welcome and admission is free (donations encouraged, T-shirts and postcards available to purchase).

A crowd of people at Cooling at the Cave listening to the Cumberland Winds Jazz Band

A crowd of people at Cooling at the Cave listening to the Cumberland Winds Jazz Band

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Montgomery Bell State Park to Hold Anniversary Event May 25th

 

Celebration Will Help Commemorate Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary

Tennessee State Parks 75th AnniversaryBurns, TN – The year 2012 marks Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary and to help commemorate this important milestone, Montgomery Bell State Park will hold a special community event on May 25th, beginning at 11:00am. The event is open to the public.

Highlights at the anniversary event will include a live Birds of Prey program given by Regional Interpretive Specialist David Haggard, showcasing our nation’s symbol – the American Bald Eagle – among other unique birds.  Canoes and paddleboats will also be provided to park visitors at no charge on a first come, first served basis. «Read the rest of this article»

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Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at Land Between the Lakes with River Days

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Experience River Days May 26th-28th, at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area.  Enjoy water-themed activities at Woodlands Nature Station (NS) in the Kentucky Portion of LBL.

The public is invited to join the celebration of National Wetlands Month Memorial Day Weekend.  According to Darrin Samborski, Environmental Education Specialist at LBL, “A variety of programs focusing on natural encounters with wetland wildlife and habitat conservation will be offered at the NS. Visitors will learn all about the animals that make rivers and lakes their homes.” «Read the rest of this article»

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April Showers Drowned Out the Second Day of the 2012 Rivers and Spires Festival

 

Rivers and Spires Festiveal 2012 - 10 yearsClarksville, TN – The second day of the 2012 Rivers and Spires Festival started out just as glorious as the first, but by early evening rain had forced the premature closure of the event for the day. Saturday looks to be clear and cool with highs in the high 50′s.

The 101st Airborne Division Rock band opened the day on the Strawberry Alley stage which has been overhauled for the opening of the of the Screaming Eagle Trail during a special event held at the Rivers & Spires Festival. The 13th of 16 self-guided driving tours in the Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways program, The Screaming Eagle travels 353 miles from Nashville throughout other cities in Middle Tennessee. Clarksville’s Strawberry Alley is one of the stops on the trail.

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency seeks help in 2012 Bald Eagle Nest Survey

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Scott Somershoe, ornithologist for The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, has announced the agency is looking for bald eagle nests across Tennessee in 2012.

TWRA, in partner with other government agencies and private citizens, have been monitoring bald eagle nests across the state for many years; however there are gaps in monitoring as birds have moved nests and many new nests are appearing annually. «Read the rest of this article»

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