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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District to open Campgrounds, Recreation Areas in June

 

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – As part of a phased approach for reopening facilities as part of its COVID-19 Coronavirus reopening plan, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is opening its corps-managed campgrounds within the Cumberland River Basin in Tennessee June 1st, 2020.

Nashville District’s corps-managed campgrounds in Kentucky will reopen June 11th in alignment with Kentucky’s recently announced “Phase 2” reopening plan. Campground reservations were previously expected to be cancelled through May 31st.

As part of a phased approach for reopening facilities as part of its COVID-19 reopening plan, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is opening its corps-managed campgrounds within the Cumberland River Basin in Tennessee June 1st, 2020. This is a campsite at Lock C Campground on the shoreline of Cheatham Lake in Ashland City, Tennessee. (USACE Photo by Leon Roberts)

As part of a phased approach for reopening facilities as part of its COVID-19 reopening plan, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is opening its corps-managed campgrounds within the Cumberland River Basin in Tennessee June 1st, 2020. This is a campsite at Lock C Campground on the shoreline of Cheatham Lake in Ashland City, Tennessee. (USACE Photo by Leon Roberts)

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Santa joins Bobber the Water Safety Dog for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers holiday message

 

Written by Leon Roberts
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – Kris Kringle filed a reindeer flight plan and entered American airspace with an early sleigh ride today to record a holiday safety message with Bobber the Water Safety Dog in Middle Tennessee.

On the shoreline of J. Percy Priest Lake, Santa Claus and “Hap Hazard Elf” joined Bobber the Water Safety Dog to shoot a public service announcement in hopes that people all over the world will make it a priority to be safe at home this Christmas and when recreating at Corps of Engineers recreation areas, hiking trails, and when boating or even walking along the shoreline.

Safety Santa, Bobber the Water Safety Dog, and Hap “Hazard” the Elf film a holiday safety public service announcement Dec. 17, 2018 at J. Percy Priest Lake in Nashville, Tenn., to encourage the public to be vigilant and safe at home this Christmas and when visiting and recreating at Corps of Engineers lakes. (Leon Roberts, USACE)

Safety Santa, Bobber the Water Safety Dog, and Hap “Hazard” the Elf film a holiday safety public service announcement Dec. 17, 2018 at J. Percy Priest Lake in Nashville, Tenn., to encourage the public to be vigilant and safe at home this Christmas and when visiting and recreating at Corps of Engineers lakes. (Leon Roberts, USACE)

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Nashville District encourages public to view Total Solar Eclipse at Corps of Engineers lakes

 

Written by Leon Roberts
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is encouraging the public to view the total solar eclipse at Corps of Engineers lakes when the sun sweeps over Kentucky and Tennessee from approximately noon to 3:00pm Central Time August 21st, 2017.

Free viewing areas in the path of totality have been designated at Lake Barkley in Kentucky, and Cheatham Lake, Old Hickory Lake, J. Percy Priest Lake, Cordell Hull Lake, and Center Hill Lake in Tennessee.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is encouraging the public to view the total solar eclipse at Corps of Engineers lakes when the sun sweeps over Kentucky and Tennessee from approximately noon to 3:00pm Central Time August 21st, 2017. (Mark Rankin)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is encouraging the public to view the total solar eclipse at Corps of Engineers lakes when the sun sweeps over Kentucky and Tennessee from approximately noon to 3:00pm Central Time August 21st, 2017. (Mark Rankin)

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TWRA announces Boating Officers of the Year

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Brad Bagwell and Melvin McLerran have been selected as the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2016 Boating Officer of the Year and part-time Boating Officer of the Year, respectively.

Both officers are assigned to work District 21, a 12-county district in Middle Tennessee. District 21 contains the five major reservoirs of J. Percy Priest, Cordell Hull, Old Hickory, Cheatham, and Barkley.

Brad Bagwell holds his award for being named the Boating Officer of the Year. Pictured (from left) are Lt. Jim Hooper, Col. Rider, Director Carter, Officer Bagwell, Lt. Col Moates, Chairman Cannon, and Cpt. Grandstaff.

Brad Bagwell holds his award for being named the Boating Officer of the Year. Pictured (from left) are Lt. Jim Hooper, Col. Rider, Director Carter, Officer Bagwell, Lt. Col Moates, Chairman Cannon, and Cpt. Grandstaff.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District focuses on preparedness for ‘America’s PrepareAthon’

 

Written by Leon Roberts
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – To participate in “America’s PrepareAthon” the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District spent the first five months of 2016 preparing personnel, projects and facilities for possible future disasters, hazards and threats, and planning ahead for emergencies.

America’s PrepareAthon is a national campaign led by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency with Department of Defense participation and planning efforts.

Ashland City fire rescue personnel get their gear on and prepare to participate in a confined space rescue training exercise at the Cheatham Dam Powerhouse in Charlotte, Tennessee, May 24, 2016. (USACE photo by Josh Lowery)

Ashland City fire rescue personnel get their gear on and prepare to participate in a confined space rescue training exercise at the Cheatham Dam Powerhouse in Charlotte, Tennessee, May 24, 2016. (USACE photo by Josh Lowery)

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U.S. Corps of Engineers launches new water safety campaign ‘Life Jackets Worn – Nobody Mourns’

 

Written by Mark Rankin
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – Every year thousands of people in the United States mourn the loss of loved ones who could have survived if they had been wearing a life jacket while spending time on or near our nation’s waters. To heighten awareness, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently launched a national water safety campaign titled “Life Jackets Worn – Nobody Mourns.”

The Corps, in cooperation with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Natural Resources and Education Foundation, a non-profit foundation established to support Corps natural resources and recreation programs, developed the campaign that specifically targets adult males.

Two young swimmers place life vests from the Life Jacket Loaner board at the Cheatham Dam beach area in Ashland City, Tennessee. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

Two young swimmers place life vests from the Life Jacket Loaner board at the Cheatham Dam beach area in Ashland City, Tennessee. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

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Long Hunter State Park to host 31st Annual Pow Wow and Fall Festival October 19th-21st

 

Tennessee State Parks 75th AnniversaryNashville, TN – The year 2012 marks Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary, and to help commemorate this important milestone, Long Hunter State Park will host the 31st Annual Pow Wow and Fall Festival October 19th-21st, featuring Native American artists, musicians, dancers, food and storytellers.

Sponsored by the Native American Indian Association of Tennessee, this time-honored gathering draws thousands of people from across the country and offers a great opportunity to explore a variety of tribal customs and cultural experiences. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Parks announce Middle Tennessee Events for January 24th

 

Tennessee State Parks 75th AnniversaryTennessee – In spite of the chilly temperatures, wintertime is a great opportunity to explore Tennessee State Parks! There are some outstanding seasonal programs and events in the Middle Tennessee area or you can just take the kids out for a nice, brisk hike!  Below is a snapshot of what Tennessee State Parks has in store for you!

With a Tennessee State Park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in the state, families and groups seeking unique recreation opportunities and high-quality accommodations can find the perfect getaway – all at an exceptional value and a bit closer to home. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Parks announce Middle Tennessee Events starting October 15th

 

Tennessee – Fall in Tennessee is a glorious time!  Tennessee State Parks have some of the very best events and programs the season has to offer.  Here are just a few state park events in your area, including great opportunities to pay tribute to Autumn!

Finding a state park in your own backyard is easy to do and you don’t have to spend a lot of gas money to get there!

Tennessee State Parks offer a variety of activities and events throughout the winter. From great hikes to bluegrass – there’s something designed for the entire family!

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2011 Pow Wow and Fall Festival at Long Hunter State Park

 

30th Annual Festival Slated for October 14th-16th
 
Tennessee State ParksNashville, TN – Long Hunter State Park will host the 30th Annual Pow Wow and Fall Festival October 14th-16th, featuring Native American artists, musicians, dancers, food and storytellers.  Sponsored by the Native American Indian Association of Tennessee, this time-honored gathering draws thousands of people from across the country and offers a great opportunity to explore a variety of tribal customs and cultural experiences.   
 
“For 30 years, the annual NAIA Pow Wow has provided a unique forum to showcase Native American history, while educating families and students about its importance in helping shape our nation,” said Thurman Mullins, manager of Long Hunter State Park.  “The festival is designed to help preserve this heritage for future generations and we look forward to seeing the many wonderful artists and performers who will be on hand to share their talents.” «Read the rest of this article»

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