Wednesday, December 11, 2013

54,000 Acre Virgin Falls Natural Area Dedicated

 Governor Haslam, TDEC Commisioner Bob Martineau, Brock Hill, a host of other dignitaries gathered on this brisk December morning to dedicate the 54,000 acre natural area, now protected in perpetuity. Roane County's Mary Lynn Dobson spoke for the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation , which led the fight to protect Virgin Falls, one of the world's scenic and geologic wonders. These shots are from the lookout point looking over the Caney Fork River in Scott's Gulf. With this addition our state now has an unbroken wilderness corridor that stretches from Scott's Gulf to Fall Creek Falls Natural area.





3 comments:

  1. So...Virgin Falls flows out of a cave, drops a hundred feet and disappears back into a cave. This is what it looks like...

    http://www.ncwaterfalls.com/virgin_tn2.jpg

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  2. Congrats on having visionaries for politicians. Great news and now I must visit!

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  3. I certainly wouldn't call our current crop of politicians "visionaries", but at least they have the good sense to get on the train when a "movement for good" is in progress.

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