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Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation Locates Missing Hikers

 

Rugged Terrain and Sub-Freezing Temperatures Prevented Ground Search

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPKnoxville, TN – On Sunday January 14th, 2018 National Park Service (NPS) Assistant Chief Anthony Garner contacted the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Knoxville District Emergency Regional Dispatch Center and requested THP aviation to assist with the search for a missing husband and wife, along with their dog who went for a hike in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area (NRRA) in Scott County.

The couple contacted their daughter on Saturday night advising they were lost and unable to find their vehicle.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation searching for missing hikers.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation searching for missing hikers.

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TVA announces New Fish Species found in Duck River

 

Tennessee Valley AuthorityKnoxville, TN – Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) aquatic biologists identify new fish species in tributary streams to the Duck River in Middle Tennessee: the Tennessee Logperch (Percina apina).

When you hear news about an animal species these days, it’s rarely good. Most often, it’s about overabundance or scarcity.

But occasionally, there’s a surprise: the discovery of something new.

TVA aquatic biologists identify new fish species the Tennessee Logperch (Percina apina).

TVA aquatic biologists identify new fish species the Tennessee Logperch (Percina apina).

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TWRA to hold First Becoming An Outdoors-Woman Extreme Workshop October 4th-6th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host the first Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Extreme Workshop October 4th-6th at the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.

Held in a rural and scenic area, participants will be able to take three classes, choosing from horseback riding, canoeing/fishing, Dutch oven cooking, rock climbing, and 3-D archery over the weekend. Other activities and programs will be held as well. «Read the rest of this article»

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Jump into Summer with Outdoor Recreation Adventure Programs

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Learn the basics of climbing with Climbing 101 on June 7th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. This clinic will cover the basics of rock climbing such as belay technique, equipment use, proper climbing technique, and will prepare you with the basic knowledge to venture into the high adrenaline based sport of rock climbing. Meet at Challenge Course Complex. The fee for the Climbing 101 clinic is $15.00 and participants must be at least 16 years of age.

Preregistration required by 2:00pm on June 7th.   «Read the rest of this article»

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Lucky Adventures with Outdoor Recreation in March

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Learn the basics of climbing with Climbing 101 on March 1st from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. This clinic will cover the basics of rock climbing such as belay technique, equipment use, proper climbing technique, and will prepare you with the basic knowledge to venture into the high adrenaline based sport of rock climbing. Meet at Freedom Fighters Physical Fitness Facility.

The fee for the Climbing 101 clinic is $15.00 and participants must be at least 16 years of age. Preregistration required by 12:00pm on March 1st. 

The first Women in the Wilderness clinic in March showcases Outdoor Recreation’s Archery Range. Learn the basics of archery and take aim at developing a new skill. Clinic takes place on March 3rd from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, and March 8 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Cost is $9.00 per person.   «Read the rest of this article»

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