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Land Between the Lakes to hold 20th Annual Nature Station Howl-O-Ween Trail Saturday, October 25th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Come out to Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 for some kid friendly, non-scary, daytime fun at the 20th Annual Nature Station Howl-O-Ween Trail from 1:00pm until 4:30pm. Take a 1/4 mile guided woodland walk at the superhero-themed bash.

Admission is $5.00 for all ages and free for ages 4 and under.

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Celebrate Snap Apple Night at LBL’s The Homeplace

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Early Scots-Irish settlers’ traditions come to life when Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area presents Snap Apple Night at The Homeplace, Saturday, October 18th, 6:30pm-9:00pm. Doors open at 6:00pm.

During Snap Apple Night, The Homeplace takes on a magical and mysterious atmosphere. The evening begins around a blazing bonfire where storytellers entertain with eerie tales. Visitors can join an old-time Snap Apple play party and participate in fortune telling games from the 1850’s—be prepared for the unexpected!

Snap Apple Night at The Homeplace. (Staff photo)

Snap Apple Night at The Homeplace. (Staff photo)

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TWRA selects Four Wildlife Management Areas as Northern Bobwhite Quail Anchor locations

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency completed “The Tennessee Northern Bobwhite Quail Restoration Plan” last year and it is now being put into action.

The northern bobwhite quail is Tennessee’s state game bird and historically was a prominent game bird across the southeastern United States. Unfortunately, due to the large scale loss of farmland, changes in agriculture, and increases in forest land, quail habitat has been reduced or eliminated. As a result, the northern bobwhite population in the U.S. has been on a decline. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tame the Wild Outdoor Kid’s Fest at LBL’s Nature Station

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area invites families to “Tame the Wild” at the Outdoor Kid’s Fest Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, October 11th, 12th, and 13th, 2014.

This new event will take place at Woodlands Nature Station from 10:00am-4:00pm each day. Spend Columbus Day holiday weekend learning outdoor skills, both old-fashioned and modern. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health Wildlife Rabies Vaccination Project helps protect People and Pets

 

Baiting Program Expanding in Tennessee This Year to Prevent Raccoon Rabies

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the United States Department of Agriculture to help prevent rabies by distributing oral rabies vaccine for wild raccoons along Tennessee’s borders with Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

The annual baiting program administered by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, began in Tennessee September 27th, 2014.

“Control of raccoon rabies is vital to public health, as reducing rabies in wildlife helps prevent transmission to people, pets and livestock,” said Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. ”We are pleased to be part of this important and effective program.”

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National Public Lands Day Trail Maintenance Work Day at Land Between the Lakes

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will host a volunteer trail maintenance day to celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27th, from 9:00am-12:00pm. To sign up, volunteers can call 270.924.2007 or email volunteer@friendsoflbl.org

Everyone will meet at the North Welcome Station at 9:00am. Volunteers are asked to bring lunch, snacks, and a water bottle. Bug spray, tools, and additional water will be provided by Friends of Land Between The Lakes.

LBL's Energy Lake Area. (Land Between the Lakes)

LBL’s Energy Lake Area. (Land Between the Lakes)

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LBL to host 12-Hours of the Canal Loop Endurance Mountain Bike Race

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY –  Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area hosts 12-Hours of the Canal Loop Endurance Mountain Bike Race on Saturday, September 27th, from 9:00am-9:00pm. Kentucky Lake Scenic Drive will be closed to non-participants Friday and Saturday, September 26th and 27th.

This endurance mountain bike event, hosted locally by Land Between The Lakes and Endurance + (Plus), is sanctioned by USA Cycling.

LBL Aerial of North End Canal. (Land Between the Lakes)

LBL Aerial of North End Canal. (Land Between the Lakes)

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U.S. Department of Agriculture invests $68 million in 540 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects nationwide

 

Funding includes loan guarantees and grants for solar energy to create jobs, promote energy independence and advance the use of renewable fuels

USDA Rural DevelopmentBunn, NC – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is investing in 540 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects nationwide.

“These loan guarantees and grants will have far-reaching impacts nationwide, particularly in the rural communities where these projects are located,” Vilsack said. “Investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency will continue the unprecedented increase in home-grown energy sources and American energy independence we’ve seen in recent years. This is creating jobs, providing new economic opportunities and leading the way to a more secure energy future.”

Use of wind turbines for renewable energy production on farms is on the rise. (USDA Rural Development)

Use of wind turbines for renewable energy production on farms is on the rise. (USDA Rural Development)

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Annual Lyon County Between the Rivers Homecoming at Land Between the Lakes

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Former residents of the Lyon County, Kentucky portion of Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will gather for their annual Homecoming on Saturday, September 20th at Star Camp Picnic Area, on the northern portion of Land Between The Lakes.

All former residents, relatives, and friends are invited. Those attending should bring food, beverages, lawn chairs, and any other picnic or recreation items they wish. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University is joined by 26 tenure-track faculty

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A total of 26 new tenure-track faculty members have become part of the Austin Peay State University community, beginning with the Fall 2014 semester.

Dr. Kadi Bliss, assistant professor of health and human performance, earned her Ph.D. in health education from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and a member of the American Association of Health Education and the Society of Public Health Education. «Read the rest of this article»

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