Topic: Cherokee National Forest
Hartford, TN – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today said a $6 million federal grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to construct 50-75 miles of mountain bike trails in Cocke County will help encourage more people that visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to come through Cocke County.
“This is a huge investment from ARC. Cocke County is one of the most economically distressed counties in Tennessee and this investment will help increase the tourism industry in Cocke County by bringing more of the 12 million visitors who come to Smokies each year and the 3 million visitors who come to the Cherokee National Forest each year to the area,” Senator Alexander said.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee honors Senator Lamar Alexander’s Significant Work on Great American Outdoors Act
Nashville, TN – On Friday, October 20th, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued a proclamation honoring U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander for his outstanding work in support of the country’s 419 national parks with the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act. Spearheaded by Senator Alexander, the Great American Outdoors Act was signed into law in August and represents the most significant conservation and outdoor recreation legislation in 50 years.
Lamar Alexander says Most Important Conservation Law in a Half Century Would Not Have Happened Without President Donald Trump
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today joined President Donald Trump at the White House for the signing of the Great American Outdoors Act – bipartisan legislation Alexander sponsored that passed the Senate on June 17th, 2020 by a 73-25 vote and the House of Representatives on July 22nd, 2020 by a 310-107 vote.
The new law gives the biggest funding boost to the United States’ 419 national parks in half a century. The legislation incudes the “Restore Our Parks Act” that Alexander first introduced in 2018 and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which President Ronald Reagan’s Commission on Americans Outdoors recommended in 1985 when Alexander was its chairman.
Lamar Alexander says Most Important Conservation Legislation in Half a Century Heads to President’s Desk
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Great American Outdoors Act by an overwhelming 310-107 bipartisan vote. The Senate passed the legislation 73-25 on June 17th, 2020 and the bill now heads to the president’s desk to be signed into law.
The legislation includes the “Restore Our Parks Act” that Alexander first introduced in 2018 and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which President Reagan’s ’s Commission on Americans Outdoors recommended in 1985 when Alexander was its chairman.
Lamar Alexander: Passing the most important Conservation Legislation for our National Parks in Half a Century
Washington D.C. – England has its history. Italy has its art. Egypt has its pyramids. But, the United States of America has the great American outdoors. This week, the U.S. Senate passed legislation that will be the biggest help to our national parks, including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in half a century.
The U.S. Department of Energy awarded $20 million to the new Oak Ridge Institute at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville to expand the university’s partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to train the next generation of American scientists and engineers.
Lamar Alexander: Tennessee University Presidents are working overtime to go back to school in August, go back safely
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced additional federal funding this week for Tennessee. More than $7 million is now headed to 143 rural health clinics across Tennessee to help expand access to COVID-19 Coronavirus testing in rural communities.
Those in East Tennessee who were affected by the tornadoes on April 12th-13th: The deadline to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster assistance is June 23rd. To apply for assistance, you can click here or do so by phone: 1.800.621.3362 or TTY 800.462.7585.
Senate Committee Approves More Money to Reduce the Maintenance Backlog at National Parks, Including Smokies
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today said the Senate Appropriations Committee took “a promising step,” to reduce the maintenance backlog at our national parks, including at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
“The funding bill approved today includes increased funding to reduce the $11.6 billion maintenance backlog in our nation’s 419 national parks. Alexander said. “This funding will help restore the campgrounds, trails and roads in what Ken Burns calls ‘America’s best idea’ – our national park system. This funding is a promising step in addressing the park maintenance backlog – and the next step is to pass the Restore Our Parks Act, bipartisan legislation I introduced that would be the biggest help to our parks in a generation.”
Nashville, TN – The 2015 deer archery-only hunting season opened statewide in Tennessee on Saturday, September 26th. The archery season dates in all three of the state’s deer hunting units are the same. The dates are September 26th-October 30th and November 2nd-6th
Tennessee is divided into three deer units for better management, A, B, and L. The antlerless deer bag limits are four in Units A and B deer management areas and three per day in Unit L areas. The antlered deer bag limit is a total of two for the entire deer season. A hunter may take his two antlered deer during any season, but no more than one per day. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Tennessee travelers, we’re happy to announce the gates of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park reopen Wednesday, October 16th to visitors. All attractions, campgrounds, visitor centers and facilities will be open.
Fall is a peak season for the Smokies along with our gateway towns of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Townsend. Let us help you plan your trip today. Visit our Fall Foliage Report to see how the splendor of fall color is changing from Memphis to Bristol.
Nashville, TN – If “blackberry winter” is a chilly spell in April, then the blackberry winter of 2013 lasted all April long. Tennessee’s wet, cool spring certainly gave blackberries plenty of water and time to grow.
Fortunately, summer’s sun and heat showed up just in time to bring out the sweetness in this year’s crop, and the state’s blackberry growers anticipate a banner year. Some Tennessee berry growers will just have to wait a little longer than others, though, depending on where they live.
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