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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave, a Natural Treasure

 

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Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Dunbar Cave State Park will intrigue nature lovers, history buffs, spelunkers and budding archeologists. This 144-acre park in Clarksville is situated around Dunbar Cave which has the distinction of being the 280th largest cave complex in the world, stretching 8.5 miles toward the center of the earth.

The entrance to Dunbar Cave was inhabited by local prehistoric peoples for thousands of years before settlers arrived.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for February 14th – 17th, 2018

 

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: Entering the Underworld, Dunbar Cave Jeopardy and Duck, Duck, GOOSE.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

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City of Clarksville battered by Heavy Rain and High Winds

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Trees and power lines were knocked down by high winds late Thursday and early Friday across the city, while heavy rains forced water over roadways in some low-lying areas.

Emergency management officials said Clarksville saw from 6 to 7.5 inches of rain overnight, and winds with gusts up to 44 mph. The rain was pushing the Red River and the Cumberland River to flood stage. Localized flash flooding was occurring along the creeks and streams that flow into the rivers.

A CDE Lightband worker moves a boom truck into place to repair a power line ripped off a residence by a falling tree in the Idaho Springs neighborhood near Dunbar Cave Road.

A CDE Lightband worker moves a boom truck into place to repair a power line ripped off a residence by a falling tree in the Idaho Springs neighborhood near Dunbar Cave Road.

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Swan Lake improvement projects delayed due to Wet Weather

 

State of Tennessee still expects to finish projects this Summer

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – A wet summer has delayed work on two projects to improve Swan Lake at Dunbar Cave State Park in Clarksville.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation released a conceptual plan in May that outlines the two projects. One is a water quality project to restore the lake being performed by TDEC. The second is a dam repair project in and around the Swan Lake spillway being managed by STREAM – the State of Tennessee Real Estate and Asset Management Division within the Department of General Services.

Swan Lake improvement projects still slated to be completed by end of Summer.

Swan Lake improvement projects still slated to be completed by end of Summer.

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Work to begin on Dunbar Cave State Park’s Swan Lake

 

State project will improve water quality and park’s design

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Work is expected to begin soon on two projects to improve Swan Lake, one of the attractions at Dunbar Cave State Park in Clarksville.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation released a conceptual plan recently that outlines the two projects. One is a water quality project to restore the lake, and the second is a dam repair project in and around the Swan Lake spillway.

Swan Lake Conceptual Mitigation Plan

Swan Lake Conceptual Mitigation Plan

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Veterans, Low Income Elderly and Disabled Property Tax Relief Bill Advances

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – House Bill 20/Senate Bill 23 sponsored by Rep. Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) and Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) passed the Local Government Sub and Full committees.

“There were four competing proposals to provide property tax relief for disabled veterans, low income senior citizens and permanently disabled citizens, and I teamed up with Rep. John Forgety (R-Athens), a retired US Army First Sergeant, to help push House Bill 20 out of the Local Government Committee,” Pitts said.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan announces State will Fund Repairs to Swan Lake

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Mayor Kim McMillan has been advised by an official with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), State Parks, that funds have been approved to repair the spillway/dam at Dunbar Cave State Park.

The project has already been approved by the State Building Commission.

Swan Lake at Dunbar Cave State Park before it had to be drained due to problems with the dam.

Swan Lake at Dunbar Cave State Park before it had to be drained due to problems with the dam.

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Van Kirk and Williams Lead Day 1 Of Mayor’s Classic Golf Tournament

 

Clarksville, TN – Over 80 golfers teed off in unseasonably cool weather Saturday morning at Swan Lake Golf Course to compete in the 2014 Mayor’s Golf Classic. The two day event features both young and older golfers vying for the top spot in two divisions, open and senior.

At the end of day 1 several seniors earned bragging rights with the top scores. Brad Van Kirk led all seniors and 99 percent of the field with a three under 68.

Van Kirk was last year’s Senior Tournament of Champions winner and has been red hot this summer winning three events including his first non-senior division tournament title, the Clarksville City Amateur Golf Tournament.

Brad Van Kirk and Payton Williams among the leaders of Mayor's Golf Classic (Michael Rios/Clarksville Sports Network)

Brad Van Kirk and Payton Williams among the leaders of Mayor’s Golf Classic (Michael Rios/Clarksville Sports Network)

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for July 13th through July 19th, 2014

 

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 this summer. There are programs for children and adults.

Some of the upcoming events include: Fishing Equipment and Techniques, Lake Life, Wildflower Hike, Spiders, Nature Boot Camp, Morning Nature Hike, and Trees Are Terrific.

Dunbar Cave State Park - Swan Lake

Dunbar Cave State Park – Swan Lake

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for July 6th through July 12th, 2014

 

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 this summer. There are programs for children and adults.

Some of the upcoming events include: Trees Are Terrific, Safe Day Hike, Animal Homes, Wildflower Hike, Port Royal History Walk, and Night Hike and Night Sounds.

Swan Lake at Dunbar Cave State Park.

Swan Lake at Dunbar Cave State Park.

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