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Clarksville Parks and Recreation accepting applications for 2016 Riverfest

 

Clarksville's Riverfest CelebrationClarksville, TN – Vendor and entertainment applications are now being accepted for the City of Clarksville’s 29th annual Riverfest Celebration. The Festival will be held Thursday, September 8th through Saturday, September 10th, 2016.

Vendors and entertainers are encouraged to apply online at www.clarksvilleriverfest.com

The Festival can only accept a limited number of applicants, so submit today!

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Cheatham Lock public access to be offered by Corps of Engineers

 

Written by Bill Peoples
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersAshland City, TN – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is offering public access to Cheatham Navigation Lock, located at Cumberland River mile 148.7. The lock is open to visitors seven days a week from 9:00am to 5:00pm from May 26th until September 6th, 2016.

Allowing people to visit the lock enhances community relations and lets people see how the lock facilitates movement of commerce within the U.S. Inland Waterway System.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is offering public access to Cheatham Navigation Lock, located at Cumberland River mile 148.7. The lock is open to visitors seven days a week from 9:00am to 5:00pm from May 26th until Sept. 6th, 2016. Lock is one of four locks located on the 300-plus navigable miles in the Cumberland River Basin. (USACE photo by Leon Roberts)

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for May 8th, 2016

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include: Spring Campout, Free Sunrise Yoga, and Visual Healing Arts.

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Clarksville Riverside Drive Riverbank Stabilization Project completed ahead of schedule

 

Written by Mark Rankin
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersClarksville, TN – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and the city of Clarksville celebrated the completion of the Riverside Drive Stream Bank Stabilization Project during a ceremony at Freedom Point in Liberty Park.

Lt. Col. Stephen Murphy, Nashville District commander, Corps employees, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillian, city officials, and representatives from the project contractor, Choctaw Transportation, Inc., from Dyersburg, Tennessee, gathered to commemorate the project, which work crews completed three months early.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and the City of Clarksville celebrated the completion of the Riverside Drive Stream Bank Stabilization Project during a ceremony at Freedom Point in Liberty Park. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and the City of Clarksville celebrated the completion of the Riverside Drive Stream Bank Stabilization Project during a ceremony at Freedom Point in Liberty Park. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum May 2016 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in November at the Museum are: Cast of Blues, Carol LeBaron: Life Source, Free Saturday Family Day: Amazing Mammals, Cumberland River – An American Legacy, Erosion: Studies of Finite Permanence, Working the Spirit Close to Home: The Portraits of William Stamms Shackelford and Taking a Look at Cave Johnson.

Cumberland River by Larry Richardson

Cumberland River by Larry Richardson

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for May 1st, 2016

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include: Spring Campout, Free Sunrise Yoga, Visual Healing Arts and Adaptive Swim Day.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation teams with YMCA to host free Sunrise Yoga

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – What better way to start your day, than to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Cumberland River, while participating in a free, morning yoga class?

Clarksville Parks and Recreation and the Clarksville area YMCA have partnered once again to host Sunrise Yoga every Wednesday and Friday morning at Liberty Park.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for April 24th, 2016

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include: Free Sunrise Yoga, Visual Healing Arts and Adaptive Swim Day.

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U.S. Corps of Engineers launches new water safety campaign ‘Life Jackets Worn – Nobody Mourns’

 

Written by Mark Rankin
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – Every year thousands of people in the United States mourn the loss of loved ones who could have survived if they had been wearing a life jacket while spending time on or near our nation’s waters. To heighten awareness, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently launched a national water safety campaign titled “Life Jackets Worn – Nobody Mourns.”

The Corps, in cooperation with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Natural Resources and Education Foundation, a non-profit foundation established to support Corps natural resources and recreation programs, developed the campaign that specifically targets adult males.

Two young swimmers place life vests from the Life Jacket Loaner board at the Cheatham Dam beach area in Ashland City, Tennessee. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

Two young swimmers place life vests from the Life Jacket Loaner board at the Cheatham Dam beach area in Ashland City, Tennessee. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

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Clarksville-Montgomery County has Above Average Risk for Flooding through Spring

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) reports the spring flood outlook for 2016 has an above average risk in the short-term and average risk for the rest of the spring.

For the spring of 2016, there is an average to above average risk for flooding for Clarksville-Montgomery County and across Middle Tennessee. Recent precipitation has left area soils very moist and stream flows remain elevated.

This has increased the over-all flood risk in the short-term to above average with an average flood risk for the long-term.

High water at McGregor Park along the banks of the Cumberland River in Clarksville Tennessee.

High water at McGregor Park along the banks of the Cumberland River in Clarksville Tennessee.

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