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East Fork Poplar Creek Greenway Cleanup

Boys & Girl Club of Oak Ridge 102 S Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge, TN, United States

Join us for the forth annual trash cleanup and hike on the East Fork Poplar Creek Greenway. This wonderful new trail, developed by CVTA and Greenways Oak Ridge, was recently completed along the banks of East Fork Poplar Creek in west Oak Ridge. The trail meanders through a nice riparian woodland along the creek. Trail […]

Pellissippi Blueway Paddle Trip

Melton Lake Park 697 Melton Lake Drive, Oak Ridge, TN, United States

Join us for a paddle on a section of the newly christened Pellissippi Blueway. We’ll make a loop up and down the river, exploring interesting places and picking up trash along the way. Details online

Obed Benefit Party

Lilly Pad Hopyard Brewery 920 Ridge Road, Lancing, TN, United States

This special event holds the promise of securing and safeguarding an important section of the Obed Wild and Scenic River along Clear Creek. TCWP is partnering with TennGreen to purchase land within the OWSR boundaries for eventual transfer to the park. Your support will directly contribute to the conservation efforts, allowing us to safeguard the […]

Cumberland Trail Alley Ford Workday

Rock Creek Campground Catoosa Road, Wartburg, United States

Trail maintenance will be performed on the 2.5-mile section of the Cumberland Trail between Rock Creek Campground and Alley Ford. Efforts will concentrate on routine trail maintenance such as cleaning out water bars, removing downed logs and limbs, cutting back brush along the trail and establishing the original trail base in some areas. Free. Bring […]

Obed River Cleanup from the Water

Obed Visitors Center 208 N. North Maiden Street, Wartburg, TN, United States

The stream section to be paddled will be determined based on river flow levels and other factors. Experienced whitewater paddlers are welcome to participate but must provide their own whitewater boat, personal floatation device, helmet and appropriate river attire. Paddlers should be proficient in Class III whitewater. Bring food and water for a full day’s river […]

Spring Cedar Barrens Cleanup/Weed Wrangle

Jefferson Middle School 200 Fairbanks Road, Oak Ridge, TN, United States

The Oak Ridge Cedar Barren will again be the site of exotic invasive plant removal as we conduct our spring cleanup. The area is one of just a few cedar barrens in East Tennessee, and is subject to invasion by bushy lespedeza, leatherleaf viburnum, privet, autumn olive, mimosa, Nepal grass, multiflora rose, and woody plants […]

Big South Fork River Cleanup

Big South Fork NRRA 4564 Leatherwood Rd, Oneida, TN, United States

The stream section to be paddled will be determined based on river flow levels and other factors. Experienced whitewater paddlers are welcome to participate, but must provide their own whitewater boat, personal flotation device, helmet and appropriate river attire. Paddlers should be proficient in Class III/IV whitewater. Meet at Leatherwood Ford and bring sufficient food […]

Garlic Mustard Pull and Wildflower Walk

Wildflower Greenway 101-135 West Vanderbilt Drive, Oak Ridge, TN, United States

Join us on a wildflower hike to remove and properly dispose of the invasive, non-native pest plant called “garlic mustard” which is taking over the native wildflower areas of the Wildflower Greenway. Bring water, snacks, sturdy shoes/boots, garbage bags. Meet at the rear parking lot behind 101-135 West Vanderbilt Drive Oak Ridge. Details online.

Invasive Asian Silver Carp Heading This Way

UT Arboretum 901 S. Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently preparing recommendations for locating fish deterrent barriers on the Tennessee River, Cumberland River, and Tennessee Tombigbee waterway to protect against the invasive Asian silver carp and will be asking for public comment in June 2024. Dr. Joseph, a fisheries biologist with 50 years’ experience, will discuss the […]

Paved Greenway Outing

Haw Ridge Park 821 Edgemoor Road, Oak Ridge, TN, United States

On this outing we will see late spring wildflowers and do some tree and shrub identification along the paved greenway. This should work for those with limited walking ability. Wheelchairs are a possibility. We will walk or roll on a flattish paved trail. Total out and back distance is 1.5 miles. Attendees can turn back […]

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