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Austin Peay State University Southeastern Grasslands Initiative, Quail Forever sign Memorandum of Understanding

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Southeastern Grasslands Initiative (SGI) and Quail Forever officially signed a 5-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) December 6th, 2019.

Austin Peay State University Southeastern Grasslands Initiative's Dwayne Estes and Quail Forever's Tim Caughran, Megan Hart, and Brittney Viers. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Southeastern Grasslands Initiative’s Dwayne Estes and Quail Forever’s Tim Caughran, Megan Hart, and Brittney Viers. (APSU)

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APSU’s Southeastern Grasslands Initiative to establish Texas Hub at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Southeastern Grasslands Initiative (SGI) and The University of Texas at Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center will advance their missions of landscape conservation and ecological restoration through a recently formalized partnership.

Austin Peay State University’s Southeastern Grasslands Initiative to work with The University of Texas at Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Southeastern Grasslands Initiative to work with The University of Texas at Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. (APSU)

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for September 28th, 2019

 

Tennessee State ParksClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Park has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs during the year. There are programs for children and adults.

The upcoming events are: Dunbar Cave – 1865!, Prairie Volunteer Workday.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

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APSU SGI, TVA partner to save Southern Grasslands

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In the South, old-timers tell children, “Long ago, squirrels could run in trees from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River without touching the ground.” Austin Peay State University (APSU) professor of Biology Dr. Dwayne Estes hears that often and knows it’s not always polite to fight over Southern folklore.

Austin Peay Associate Professor of Biology, Dr. Dwayne Estes, leads a tour through Baker Prairie Natural Area.

Austin Peay Associate Professor of Biology, Dr. Dwayne Estes, leads a tour through Baker Prairie Natural Area.

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Austin Peay State University first year Students give back through Freshman Service Project

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) 2019 freshmen class members began their academic careers on an altruistic note by participating in the Freshman Service Project, an annual event that allows freshman to bond while introducing them to nonprofit organization’s in the community on August 24th, 2019.

This year, 150 Austin Peay State University students volunteered at five nonprofits in the community. (APSU)

This year, 150 Austin Peay State University students volunteered at five nonprofits in the community. (APSU)

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for August 31st, 2019

 

Tennessee State ParksClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Park has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs during the year. There are programs for children and adults.

The upcoming event is: Prairie Volunteer Workday.

Dunbar Cave State Park to hold Prairie Volunteer Workday on Saturday, August 31st. (Amanda Blount)

Dunbar Cave State Park to hold Prairie Volunteer Workday on Saturday, August 31st. (Amanda Blount)

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for July 26th – 28th, 2019

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs during the year. There are programs for children and adults.

The upcoming events include: Cooling at the Cave, Citizen Science in the Park, Snacks & Tracks and Prairie Volunteer Workday.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

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Montgomery County holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Wade Bourne Nature Center

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – On Tuesday afternoon, June 4th, 2019, around 70 people came out to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Wade Bourne Nature Center at Montgomery County’s Rotary Park. Expected to open summer 2020, the nature center is named in honor of Wade Bourne because of his long-time passion and commitment to conservation and the outdoors.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, Director of Parks Jerry Allbert, Architect Lane Lyle and Becky Bourne, widow of Wade Bourne, spoke to the crowd prior to the ceremonial groundbreaking.

(L to R) County Commissioner Ricky Ray; County Commissioner David Harper; Laurina Lane; DBS & Associates President David Smith; County Commissioner Joe Creek; Lane Lyle; Mayor Durrett; Becky Bourne; Hampton Bourne; Frank Lott; Jerry Allbert and B.R. Miller and Company Owner Mike Boisseau.

(L to R) County Commissioner Ricky Ray; County Commissioner David Harper; Laurina Lane; DBS & Associates President David Smith; County Commissioner Joe Creek; Lane Lyle; Mayor Durrett; Becky Bourne; Hampton Bourne; Frank Lott; Jerry Allbert and B.R. Miller and Company Owner Mike Boisseau.

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APSU Southeastern Grasslands Initiative held a volunteer workday at Dunbar Cave State Park

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Southeastern Grasslands Initiative (SGI) held its inaugural volunteer workday at Dunbar Cave State Park on January 27th, 2019.

The predicted winter weather conditions gave way to perfect conditions for working outside.

Forty species of native prairie wildflowers and grasses were interseeded at Dunbar Cave. (Amanda Blount)

Forty species of native prairie wildflowers and grasses were interseeded at Dunbar Cave. (Amanda Blount)

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Austin Peay State University’s Southeastern Grasslands Initiative hosting Volunteer Day at Dunbar Cave

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This Sunday, January 27th, 2019 Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) Southeastern Grasslands Initiative (SGI) will host its inaugural Volunteer Day, from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Dunbar Cave State Park.

Dr. Dwayne Estes, SGI director, gives a tour of local grasslands in 2017. (APSU)

Dr. Dwayne Estes, SGI director, gives a tour of local grasslands in 2017. (APSU)

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