Tuesday, January 13, 2015
There will be a day of trail maintenance work at Whites Creek Small Wild Area on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m.
The annual event, sponsored by the Oak Ridge-based Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning [TCWP], is part of ongoing stewardship activities for the Tennessee Valley Authority Small Wild Area trail.
The trail loops onto land that TCWP purchased from Bowater several years ago, thanks to the generous support of our members, TCWP officials said in a press release.
Rhea Herald News Story with more info
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Christmas eve has been high water for the last three years and probably many more if I had kept track. At normal levels you can just walk to the big rock and watch kayakers paddle by. It's a bit high today but several paddlers were out there.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
They are about the size of an adult male’s thumbnail, and their shells remind one of the letter “D”, with its alternating light- and dark-colored stripes earning the small mollusk the name Zebra Mussel.
Most folks have probably never seen one, or even if they have, would never think that such a tiny creature is a threat, but officials with the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency are not only familiar with the critter, they’re downright worried about the potential damage Zebras can do to the state’s rivers and lakes.
Discovered some time ago in Norris Lake, the Zebra Mussel has now been positively identified in Cherokee Lake