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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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TWRA reports EQIP Wildlife Habitat applications due January 16th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has been notified by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Tennessee that Friday, January 16th, 2015 is the signup cutoff date for first evaluation funding consideration in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

Applicants interested in improving wildlife habitat on agricultural land and non-industrial private forestlands are encouraged to submit an application at their local NRCS office by that date. «Read the rest of this article»

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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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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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LBL offering Free Cedar Christmas Trees until December 24th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden 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»

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Land Between The Lakes now accepting applications for 2015 Seasonal Camping

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden 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.

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

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

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America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders launches in Tennessee; Scholarships available

 

Scholarship program promotes careers in agriculture across 40 states

Americas FarmersSt. 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»

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LBL’s Golden Pond Planetarium to begin 2014 Holiday Shows November 28th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden 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.

LBL's Golden Pond Planetarium Laser Image

LBL’s Golden Pond Planetarium Laser Image

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