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Tennessee State Natural Areas Program Offers Two Mid-Winter Hikes in Middle Tennessee on January 26th


Tennessee State ParksNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Natural Areas will host two guided day hikes at Middle Tennessee natural areas on Saturday, January 26th, including excursions to Short Springs State Natural Area in Coffee County and Virgin Falls State Natural Area in White County.

On the Short Springs hike, hikers will pass beautiful waterfalls on scenic trails. Virgin Falls has one of Tennessee’s best-loved hiking trails. «Read the rest of this article»


Tennessee State Parks announce Middle Tennessee Events starting September 24th


Tennessee will celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 25th, with volunteer activities planned across the state.  Throughout the coming weeks, there are several great opportunities in Middle Tennessee. So, whether it’s a day of volunteerism or just an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors – Tennessee’s beautiful state parks and natural areas offer the very best.

Finding a state park in your own backyard is easy to do and you don’t have to spend a lot of gas money to get there!

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Environment and Conservation celebrates National Public Lands Day in Tennessee


Volunteerism protects, preserves shared natural resources

Tennessee State ParksNashville – The Department of Environment and Conservation invites the public to take part in volunteer activities across Tennessee in celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 26.


National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest one-day, volunteer stewardship event. Organizers seek to honor the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps in protecting America’s public lands. Last year, more than 110,000 volunteers across the country built trails, planted trees and removed litter to improve America’s shared lands for all who visit them.

“Tennessee State Parks and the department’s Resource Management Division have a tradition of organizing a statewide volunteer effort in observance of National Public Lands Day,” said Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke. “A number of state parks and natural areas will host volunteers throughout Tennessee, joining thousands across the country working to safeguard these lands not only for themselves, but for future generations.” «Read the rest of this article»

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