Golden 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.
Golden Pond, KY – Free Christmas tree permits for Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will be available online at www.landbetweenthelakes.us, under Reservations and Permits began November 28th. Permits, maps, and cutting guidelines may be obtained online anytime.
The public may also obtain a permit from the Land Between The Lakes Administrative Office, 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday from now until noon on December 24th. Permits are not available at Golden Pond Visitor Center. «Read the rest of this article»
Golden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area is now accepting applications for the 2015 Seasonal Camping Program.
There are a total of 113 campsites in the seasonal camping program available for two to nine months at Hillman Ferry, Piney, and Wranglers campgrounds.
Cravens Bay and Taylor Bay campgrounds have a total of 21 short-term (one to six months) sites available.
Scholarship program promotes careers in agriculture across 40 states
St. Louis, MO – America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders is now launching in 40 states, with more than $500,000 worth of scholarships available. Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the program provides $1,500 college scholarships to students pursuing a degree related to agriculture.
Starting now, high school seniors and college students in Tennessee and other eligible states can apply for this opportunity.
Farmers know the rewards of a career in agriculture, but many of today’s youth may not. Luckily, there is an abundance of evidence that agriculture is a smart career choice. «Read the rest of this article»
Golden Pond, KY – The Golden Pond Planetarium celebrates the holiday season with several Holiday shows – Let it Snow, Season of Light, and Laser Holidays from November 28th to December 23rd. The Planetarium will also be open for daily shows. Admission to the Golden Pond Planetarium is $5.00 ages 13 and up; $3.00 ages 5-12; free for ages 4 and under.
The newest show, Let it Snow, features a variety of high resolution scenes and artistic animations suitable for all ages.
Golden Pond, KY – Personnel Truck Leasing of Murray, Kentucky, has donated a 48-foot, dry van trailer to Friends of Land Between The Lakes.
The trailer will be used to store and transport recyclable materials to processing centers as part of the recycling program conducted by the U.S. Forest Service at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Friends of Land Between The Lakes also thanks Paschal Truck Lines of Murray for their assistance in acquiring this donation. «Read the rest of this article»
Golden Pond, KY – Bring the family and experience a simpler 1850’s Christmas. For over 10 years children have enjoyed visiting with Santa Claus at The Homeplace 1850’s working farm. Christmas in 1850 will be held on Saturday, November 29th, from 1:00pm-4:00pm.
Visitors to the 1850’s farm can make Christmas decorations, collect holiday recipes, and sing along to old-time Christmas tunes provided by The Dixie Volunteers.
Golden Pond, KY – Woodlands Nature Station will host Cub Scout Day on Saturday, November 22nd, from 10:00am-3:00pm. Activities, programs, and displays will center around the Cub Scout Astronomy Academic Achievement Award to help Cub Scouts gain their belt loop and pin awards.
The Cub Scout Day program is free with Nature Station admission: $5.00 for ages 13 and over, $3.00 for children 5-12, and free for 4 and under. Everyone is welcome.
Choosing and Using Binoculars and Telescopes presentation at Land Between the Lakes Saturday, November 8th
Golden Pond, KY – The Golden Pond Planetarium and West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers present “Choosing and Using Binoculars and Telescopes” following the 5:30pm planetarium program Saturday, November 8th, in the Golden Pond Visitor Center at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
This program introduces various binoculars and telescopes, and teaches basic skills required to use them.
Golden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area invites the public to celebrate the arrival of autumn during Fall Frolic, at Woodlands Nature Station, November 8th, from 10:00am-4:00pm. Nature Station admission is $5.00 ages 13 and up, $3.00 ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and under.
Fall Frolic features a variety of fall nature events and fun filled activities, including hayrides, live music, and appearances by Smokey Bear.
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