Monthly Archives: September 2016

Ensworth at Radnor Lake State Natural Area on National Public Lands Day 2016
Ensworth High School NPLD 2016.  Picture by Steve Ward

On Friday, September 23rd students and faculty from Ensworth came out to Radnor Lake to celebrate National Public Lands Day by volunteering to help w/the Historic Valve House Project.   The Ensworth Service-Learning program is part of the K-12 curriculum where we seek to experientially learn and develop our core skills in a way outside the classroom. These core skills include to collaborate, communicate, observe, question, speculate and hypothesize,

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National Public Lands Day at Radnor Lake

Over 35 volunteers came out on National Public Lands Day this morning to work with Ranger Paul Schauer on day #2 of our volunteer efforts on the Historic Valve House Project.   Thanks to all of our volunteers the past two days on helping us toward our goal of completing the Historic Valve House Trail Project by December 31st.   Special thanks to Friends of Radnor Lake  for providing lunch to all of our volunteers and staff today!

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September 23rd, 2016 National Public Lands Day Kick-Off Hike at Radnor Lake State Natural Area
NPLD Hike with Dr. Heffington and Dr. Loeb.  Picture by Steve Ward

On Friday afternoon, Radnor Lake State Natural Area Kicked-Off National Public Lands Day 2016 with a special hike offered to park visitors to our newest land acquisition project known as the Harris Ridge Project from 4 pm - 6 pm. This interpretive hike was be led by Dr. Robert Loeb of Penn State University, Dr. Doug Heffington of MTSU and Park Manager Steve Ward and highlighted the cultural, historical and vegetative studies conducted with these

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Motlow College Students at Radnor Lake State Natural Area for National Public Day Weekend Work Day
Motlow College at Radnor Lake.  Picture by Steve Ward

Motlow College Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Club (COR Club) and Environmental Science students celebrated National Public Lands Day on Friday, September 23rd by helping Radnor Lake State Natural Area restore a Piece of History from the early 1900s through the mid-1950s.  This Historic Valve House and Valve are located just downstream of the Radnor Lake Dam. The giant water valve was used to deliver up to a million gallons of water per day

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Public Lands Day lets Radnor shine
Ms. Cheap hugs an enormous Tulip Poplar during a hike on the new property at Radnor Lake. (Photo: Robin Conover)

by Mary Hance, September 16, 2016 (Photo: Robin Conover) I know that with a million annual visitors, beloved Radnor Lake State Natural Area does not need any more publicity or any more hikers on its crowded trails. But ever since I read about the latest phase of land that was recently added to this pristine urban state park, I have wanted to get out there and see the new digs. I love Radnor's trails and walk the main 2.4 mile

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September 2016 Program Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, reservations for activities open at 9:30 A.M. on the Sunday before the program and will be taken until it is full. Please call 373-3467 to sign up. Deaf or Hearing Impaired Visitors please contact Park Manager Steve Ward for sign language assistance for any of our programs at Late-Summer Wildflower Hikes Monday, September 12th at 9am. Join Ranger Dustin Crowell for a powerpoint presentation and hike on our

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