Monthly Archives: January 2015

Volunteer Trail Day at Radnor Lake on January 24th, 2015 (Trees to Trails Kick-Off)
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On Saturday, January 24th over 65 volunteers came out to Radnor Lake to work with the park staff on installing recycled Christmas Tree Mulch on the Spillway Trail, Lake Trail and the Historic Valve-House Trail. Volunteers from REI, Lipscomb University and Boy Scouts of America were all part of our efforts to improve the trails with this new layer of recycled mulch.  Thank you to all of the volunteers who came out to help us today.  Special thanks

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Historic Valve House Trail Program by Dr. Doug Heffington (MTSU) at Radnor Lake
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On Saturday January 24th, Dr. Doug Heffington conducted a hike thru the overnight snow for 65 park visitors and volunteers at the Historic Valve-House Trail.  Dr. Heffingtons' program consisted of the construction of the trail, the history of Radnor Lake, the research conducted by MTSU Students and the 13 year partnership between MTSU's Global Studies Department and Radnor Lake State Natural Area. Special thanks to Dr. Heffington offering to do

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Lowe’s donates 150+ Recycled Christmas Trees to Radnor Lake State Natural Area
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On January 6th, 2014 Lowe's (store #390 in Hermitage, Tennessee) donated over 150+Christmas Trees to Radnor Lake State Natural Area for our Trees to Trails Program. These trees were chipped on January 9th by Clean Earth Collections. The recycled Christmas Trees from Lowe's will be installed by the park ranger staff and park volunteers on our January 24th (8am-noon) Volunteer Day at Radnor Lake.  Special thanks to Lowe's (Store #390 in Hermitage,

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Trees to Trails at Radnor Lake State Natural Area
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Park visitors are dropping off/recycling their Christmas Trees at the West Parking Area now thru February 1st. Thank you to all of our park visitors who have dropped off their trees the past few days! If you have not had the opportunity yet, we need all the old Christmas Trees we can get that fit our criteria for mulch on the trails.  We will be installing these trees on the Lake Trail and Spillway Trail during the month of January.  Volunteers

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100th Nashville Christmas Bird Count at Radnor Lake State Natural Area
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  100th Nashville Christmas Bird Count Radnor Lake State Natural Area December 20, 2014.    On Saturday, December 20th, NTOS conducted the Christmas Bird Count at Radnor Lake State Natural Area.  Members Danny Shelton, Susan Hollyday, and Clay Collins participated in the Radnor count. Birds counted that day are on the attached spread sheet compiled by Scott Block.    Special thanks to our NTOS volunteers for doing this count at

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Radnor Lake State Park awarded 2014 Excellence in Resource Management from TN Parks

[caption id="attachment_4044" align="alignnone" width="634"] L - R: TN State Parks Dir. of Operations Mike Robertson, Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill, Radnor Lake State Park Manager Steve Ward, TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau and West TN Park Area Manager Chris Padgett (picture by Shannon Ashford)[/caption] By demonstrating excellence in effective and abundant resource management activities within the park, Radnor Lake State Park has received the

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New Years Day Hike at Radnor Lake State Natural Area
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  Radnor Lake State Natural Area hosted a New Years Day hike at 10:30am today and was led by Ranger Jesse Germeraad.  This off-trail hike was to Harris Ridge, one of the park's newest ridge tops that was acquired in 2011 in a partnership between the State of Tennessee and Friends of  Radnor Lake.   [caption id="attachment_3966" align="alignnone" width="300"] Pix by Jesse Germeraad[/caption]  

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New Years Eve Hike at Radnor Lake State Natural Area ( Dec. 31st, 2014)
December 31st, 2014 New Years Eve Hike Pix by Robin Conover

At 10pm on New Years Eve, 24 park visitors joined the park staff for a 3+ hour hike at Radnor Lake State Natural Area.  This off-trail hike was to Harris Ridge, one of the park's newest ridge tops that was acquired in 2011 in a partnership between the State of Tennessee and Friends of Radnor Lake.  The ranger staff has been conducting a series of off-trail hikes to Harris Ridge this month that will conclude this Saturday afternoon at 2pm.   

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