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TCWP (Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning) is dedicated to achieving and perpetuating protection of natural lands and waters by means of public ownership, legislation, or cooperation of the private sector. While our first focus is on the Cumberland and Appalachian regions of East Tennessee, our efforts may extend to the rest of the state and the nation. TCWP's strength lies in researching information pertinent to an issue, informing and educating our membership and the public, interacting with groups having similar objectives, and working through the legislative, administrative, and judicial branches of government on the federal, state, and local levels.

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Potters Falls cleanup and Save the Hemlocks day – Saturday, May 2

     The Second Annual Potters Falls/Hemlock Wooly Adelgid Treatment Workshop and Cleanup will be held in Wartburg on Saturday, May 2. The event will focus on cleaning up trash and litter around Potters Falls, along the beautiful Crooked Fork Creek

     In conjunction with the cleanup, experienced Tennessee Division of Forestry and National Park Service staff from the Obed Wild and Scenic River will train volunteers and landowners on how to protect their hemlock trees from attack by the hemlock wooly adelgid, which has killed many hemlocks in the area. Volunteers will treat some of the majestic hemlocks to fight off this pervasive pest.  The remaining trees will be treated next year.

     We will meet for carpooling in Oak Ridge in the Rush (Gold's Gym)/Books-a-Million parking lot (at the end close to S. Illinois Avenue, near Salsarita's). We plan to leave Oak Ridge at 8 a..m..; participants can also go directly to the Morgan County Visitor Center at the junction of Highways 62 and 27 in Wartburg, where registration and orientation will begin at 8:30 a.m. After orientation we will carpool to Potters Falls. We plan to return to the Visitor Center for lunch around noon.

     Lunch and other rewards will be provided to all volunteers. This event is sponsored by the Emory River Watershed Association and TCWP, with funding assistance from a Tennessee Valley Authority Reservoir Community grant. See the TCWP website or Facebook page for more details.


Support TCWP through your Kroger purchases

    TCWP is now enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. TCWP supporters are encouraged to register online at krogercommunityrewards.com. Registration requires one to sign on to Kroger’s web site and establish a password through the Sign Up Today New Customer box.

     With your password, click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number. Then enter TCWP’s number, which is 26906.

     Once this process is completed, every time your Kroger Plus card is used on check-out, TCWP will receive a credit. Kroger will send TCWP a check each quarter that reflects a percentage of all purchases made by TCWP shoppers.

     For help navigating the registration process, please call Sandra at 865. 583-3967. Thanks to everyone for supporting TCWP when you shop at Kroger.


DATES OF INTEREST TO TCWP FOLK

FEBRUARY, 2015
Thursday, Feb. 12—Mac Post's presentation on e-Mammal project
Thursday, Feb. 19—TCWP Board Meeting
Saturday, Feb. 21—Alley Ford (segment of Cumberland Trail) Clean-up
MARCH, 2015
Saturday, March 7—Oak Ridge Cedar Barren Clean-up
Thursday, March 19—TCWP Board Meeting
Saturday, March 28—Obed River Clean-up from Rafts
APRIL, 2015
Saturday, April 11—Wildflower Greenway Tour and Clean-up
Saturday, April 11—Big South Fork Clean-up from Rafts
Thursday, April 16—TCWP Board Meeting
Saturday, April 25—Earth Day Oak Ridge


For more information, call TCWP Executive Director Sandra at 865-583-3967, or send email to sandra@sandrakgoss.com.


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