Monthly Archives: June 2016

Volunteer Trail Day at Radnor Lake State Natural Area on June 25th, 2016
June 25th, 2016 Volunteer Trail Day. Pix by S. Ward

On Saturday morning over 50 volunteers came to Radnor Lake State Natural Area to work with the ranger staff on trail projects along our South Cove and South Lake Trails. These volunteers did an excellent job during the heat this morning! Volunteers today consisted of our regular park volunteers, Jr. Ranger Interns, girl and boy scout groups and Tennessee Promise Volunteers working with the rangers on a very humid morning. Over 30 timbers were

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State-endangered white water-buttercup at Radnor Lake
White Crowfoot by S. Ward June 7th, 2016

According to our partners at the Tennessee Division of Natural Areas, Radnor Lake is host to a plant known in only five sites in Tennessee. This plant is a very small white flowering plant which is found in the area known as the lagoon at the southeastern end of Radnor Lake.   This state-endangered white water-buttercup (Ranunculus aquatilis var. diffusus) also commonly called white crowfoot has been blooming at Radnor Lake State Natural Area

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Jr Ranger Intern Program at Radnor Lake State Natural Area (Session #1) 2016
Junior Ranger June 2016. Pix by S. Ward

June 13th thru June 18th was the first of three sessions of the Jr. Ranger Intern Program at Radnor Lake State Natural Area. This partnership between Tennessee State Parks and Friends of Radnor Lake is in it's 14th year with an average of 40 young interns (12 thru 18) working with the state park ranger staff over a 6 day period on numerous trails projects, river clean-ups and unique environmental education programming opportunities. These interns

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Volunteers from CMT & Viacom at Radnor Lake State Natural Area
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Employees from CMT & Viacom Global Services offices recently spent their annual company-wide day of service (Viacommunity Day) volunteering at Radnor Lake State Natural Area. Katelin Ford worked with the staff coordinating the work day months in advance and wrote the following describing their day of service: "Upon arriving, we grabbed wheelbarrows and started toward the trailer loaded down with pine straw. When the rain became stronger, we took

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National Trails Day at Radnor Lake SNA 2016
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To celebrate National Trails Day today, Radnor Lake State Natural Area is hosting a series of events today for park visitors. Starting at 7am this morning, Ranger Dustin Crowell led a hike for park visitors to the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Center for a tour and birds of prey program. Then at 8am, we held a special volunteer trail day for park volunteers to help out with our Historic Valve House Project. As part of an on-going project with MTSU Global

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