Monthly Archives: May 2015

WSMV: The Scope and Beauty of the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center

WSMV  visited Radnor Lake recently and has captured the scope and beauty of the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center. Click play below to watch. WSMV Channel 4

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The Tennessean: New Radnor Lake Aviary

The Tennessean, Article in Sunday May, 3rd edition

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WKRN – Morning News programming

WKRN - Morning News programming / Afternoon / Evening news coverage on Tuesday April 26th.

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Radnor Lake goes to the birds

GCA NEWS (May 13, 2015): Radnor Lake State Natural Area has a new destination and it’s really for the birds. The Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center’s grand opening has been four years in the making. Click here to see the article.

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Radnor Lake State Natural Area in the News

As a valuable natural resource and an important part of our State Parks, Radnor Lake is frequently in the news. The links below are to some of the news outlets providing coverage. For the media: Please contact Gretchen Pritchett, Friends of Radnor Lake Operations Manager, for information if you would like to feature Radnor Lake in a news release.

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May 23, 2015 Volunteer Day
May 23rd, 2015 Volunteer Trail Day by Brenda Mikec

35 volunteers joined the park ranger staff, REI Staff and Friends of Radnor Lake on Saturday, May 23rd for our monthly volunteer day.   Volunteers worked on mulching and repairing fencing along sections of the Lake Trail.  Lunch, bottled water and other supplies were provided by Friends of Radnor Lake and REI. Thank you volunteers for working with us on Memorial Day Weekend!  Please plan on joining us for a special volunteer day on June 6th

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May 2015 Program Schedule
First Aviary Tour with birds on March 21st, 2015. Pix by S. Ward

Unless otherwise noted, reservations for activities open at 10:00 A.M. on the Sunday before the program and will be taken until it is full.    Deaf or Hearing Impaired Visitors please contact Park Manager Steve Ward for sign language assistance for any of our programs at   Canoe Floats at Radnor Lake State Natural Area Memorial Day Morning Canoe Float:  Monday, May 25th at 7am.  Join Ranger Will Peters for an interpretive canoe

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Walter Criley Visitor Center Renovation Project 2015
Visitor Center Update Pix by Steve Ward May 2015 (1)

On Monday, February 9th the Walter Criley Visitor Center began a major renovation focused on improving exhibits, energy efficiency and educating park visitors on the natural area.  The visitor center has been closed since April due to the safety of our park visitors due to this construction process. Portable toilets have been  available in front of the Visitor Center for public use and we anticipate opening the restrooms in the building for public

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April 25th, 2015 Volunteer Trail Day at Radnor Lake State Natural Area
Vol. Day April 2015 by Will Peters _5

  On April 25th, 23 volunteers came to Radnor Lake to work with the ranger staff on two projects.  Volunteers hauled mulch down the lake trail with wheelbarrows and helped the ranger staff at the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center.   Lunch from Granny White Market was provided by Friends of Radnor Lake. Thank you to our volunteers and to Friends of Radnor Lake for supporting our volunteer efforts at the natural area!   [caption

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