TN Wild in DC and Celebration Events

DC Meetings

Wild South Thanks NC Senators for Supporting Land and Water Conservation Fund

It was a highly productive week for the Wild South-TN Wild staff in Washington.  In June, Wild South staff and volunteers participated in GO (Get Outdoors) Week in Washington, DC.  Topics during the week – long event included, seminars on veterans and outdoors, jobs and the outdoor industry and DC conservation legislative briefings.  The staff of Wild South visited various congressional offices, including the office of  North Carolina Senators Kay Hagan (pictured here) and Richard Burr to thank them for their support and leadership of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Also, we visited with Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) who is a sponsor of the Tennessee Wilderness Bill and presented him with a Southern Wilderness poster in thanks for his stalwart support.

 

Also, Mark your Calendar!

Tellico Wild : Explore our Big Back Yard – a weekend of Wilderness on the Cherokee National Forest

August 9th and 10th, 2014 at Tellico Plains to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the TN Wilderness Bill. The weekend will include:

  • Guided hikes
  • Snorkel Citico Creek with a biologist
  • Photography workshop
  • Designation of Tellico Plains as an official “Trail Town” by the  Southeastern Foot Trails Coalition (SEFTC) and the Benton MacKaye Trail Association (BMTA)
  • and more

Check out our meetup and facebook pages for more updates and event info:

 TNWild.org, Facebook/TennesseeWild and Meetup.org/Tennessee Wild