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Land Between The Lakes to celebrate Fort Henry 153rd Anniversary

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area invites the public to the 153rd Fort Henry Anniversary Program and Walk. Local history about the Civil War in the area will be presented on Saturday, February 7th, from 1:00pm-2:30pm at The Homeplace.

A guided ¼ mile walk follows the program from 3:00pm-4:00pm at the Fort Henry Trail parking area. The walk is weather dependent. Registration and full deposit required:  $5.00/adults and $3.00/children. Call 270.924.2020 to make a reservation. «Read the rest of this article»

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LBL Quota Turkey Hunt Applications available starting February 1st

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY - Turkey Quota Hunt applications for Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will be available February 1st-28th. Hunters may apply online at lblquotahunt.hometracker.com or by phone at 270.924.2065. Application fees are $5.00 online and $7.00 by phone.

Three quota hunts in both the Kentucky and Tennessee portions of Land Between The Lakes require prior application. Hunting is not permitted between these dates.

Turkeys strut their stuff at Land Between the Lakes. (Ray Stainfield)

Turkeys strut their stuff at Land Between the Lakes. (Ray Stainfield)

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Land Between The Lakes Educational Field Trip Grants Available

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY - Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area offers public school districts within 100 miles an opportunity to receive an Educational Field Trip Grant for the 2015-2016 school year. Educators must apply by April 30th, 2015.

Educational Field Trip Grants assist schools in covering costs for transportation; facility admission fees at Woodlands Nature Station, The Homeplace, and Golden Pond Planetarium; program costs; and dorm rental at Brandon Spring Group Center during the 2015-2016 school year.

Puppy is now officially 5 months old here. Her 5 month old birthday was Oct 2nd, 2014. Here she is hanging out next to dad. As you can see she is about 1/2 the size of parents. (Brooke Gilley)

Puppy is now officially 5 months old here. Her 5 month old birthday was Oct 2nd, 2014. Here she is hanging out next to dad. As you can see she is about 1/2 the size of parents. (Brooke Gilley)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade lead logistics in Liberia

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Buchanan, Liberia – As service members of the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance complete their missions, the logistical mission to redeploy the equipment used to battle the virus is picking up speed.

The 101st Sustainment Brigade (Lifeliners), Task Force Lifeliner, JFC-UA, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, is the lead logistics element for Operation United Assistance in West Africa.

Task Force Lifeliner brings numerous capabilities for assisting the government of Liberia and the U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa.

Pvt. 1st Class Joshua Bone with the 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliners, Joint Task Force - United Assistance, offloads a tactical water purification system (TWPS) at a waterfront in Buchanan, Liberia, on Jan. 8, 2015. The TWPS is a logistical capability that is used to provide clean water for forces supporting Operation United Assistance.  (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade)

Pvt. 1st Class Joshua Bone with the 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliners, Joint Task Force – United Assistance, offloads a tactical water purification system (TWPS) at a waterfront in Buchanan, Liberia, on Jan. 8, 2015. The TWPS is a logistical capability that is used to provide clean water for forces supporting Operation United Assistance. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade)

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Land Between The Lakes Bison Auction Set for January 31st

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY - A public auction to reduce the size of Land Between The Lakes’ bison herds will be held on Saturday, January 31st, 2015.

The sale begins at 9:00am Central Standard Time at the Elk & Bison Prairie corral. Bidder registration, final sale list, and viewing begin at 8:00am. Bison purchases may be made with cash, credit card, or personal check at time of bid acceptance.

Bison at Land Between the Lakes.

Bison at Land Between the Lakes.

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Land Between the Lakes to offer Winter Birding and Eagle Viewing Opportunities

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area offers the public eagle viewing opportunities. Winter is the time to team up with a naturalist to spot these magnificent birds.

On Saturday, January 17th, spend time visiting some of the best birding spots across Land Between The Lakes.

American Bald Eagle (Land Between the Lakes)

American Bald Eagle (Land Between the Lakes)

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Land Between The Lakes Fee Free Day, January 19th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY - Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will waive fees at the Elk & Bison Prairie and riding permits at Wranglers Campground on Monday, January 19th, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The Forest Service participates in the fee waiver day along with the National Park Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Land Management.

Elk & Bison Prairie at LBL.

Elk & Bison Prairie at LBL.

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LBL Eagle Viewing River Cruises to be held in January

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY - Land Between The Lakes partners with Kenlake State Resort Park over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend to host morning brunch and afternoon lunch eagle viewing river cruises, January 17th-19th.

Cruise on the 96-foot luxury CQ Princess to a variety of bald eagle viewing hotspots on Kentucky Lake. Cruises cost $60.00 per person. Call 270.924.2020 to make reservations. Full deposits are required for all trips.

American Bald Eagle (Land Between the Lakes)

American Bald Eagle (Land Between the Lakes)

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Land Between The Lakes Administrative Office and Golden Pond Visitor Center Change to Holiday Schedule

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY - The Golden Pond Visitor Center and Administrative Office at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will have modified hours during the 2014 holiday season.

The Elk & Bison Prairie, Wranglers Campground, and Turkey Bay OHV Area & Trails remain open during the holidays.

LBL's Wranglers Campground. (Land Between the Lakes)

LBL’s Wranglers Campground. (Land Between the Lakes)

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LBL’s Nature Station Visitor Experience enhanced by Eagle Scout Project

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Jordan Abernathy with Boy Scout Troop 200 in Paducah Kentucky completed his Eagle Scout project on November 15th, 2014, at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.

Completion of an in-depth, public service project is required to attain the highest rank in the Boy Scouts–an Eagle Scout. Jordan designed, built, and installed an arbor with a bench in the Nature Station’s Backyard Native Gardens and hummingbird feeding area.

Jordan Abernathy, of Boy Scout Troop 200 in Paducah, Kentucky, completed his Eagle Scout Project at the Nature Station on Saturday, November 15th. (Aviva Yasgur)

Jordan Abernathy, of Boy Scout Troop 200 in Paducah, Kentucky, completed his Eagle Scout Project at the Nature Station on Saturday, November 15th. (Aviva Yasgur)

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