Monthly Archives: February 2017

Birds of Prey Training at the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Center
Aviary Training Feb. 22nd, 2017. Pix by S.Ward

On February 21st and 22nd, 2017 the Radnor Lake Staff participated in two days of birds of prey training by our partners at Wings to Soar.   This training was conducted by Dale Kernahan and John Stokes with the non-profit organization, Wings to Soar who have worked with the ranger staff at the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center at Radnor Lake over the past 2 1/2 years.   Wings to Soar is a non-profit organization that cares for

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Native Grass Restoration Initiative at Radnor Lake State Natural Area 2017
Feb. 10th, 2017 Pix by Steve Ward

On February 10th, Tennessee Division of Natural Areas Director Roger McCoy, Dr. D. Estes of APSU, and Friends of Radnor Lake Board Member Greer Tidwell  met with park management at Radnor Lake to discuss the best ecological management of former pastures and powerline corridors that are within the natural area.   Some options include using native grasses and forbs to increase plant and wildlife diversity on the natural area. All of which are

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Weed Wrangle at Radnor Lake on Saturday, March 4th

Come help park staff remove invasive-exotic plants at Radnor Lake on Saturday, March 4th.  Volunteers are asked to meet at the Walter Criley Visitor Center in the West Lot off of Granny White Pike at 8am.  All tools, gloves, and bottled water are provided by Friends of Radnor Lake.  Please wear sturdy shoes or boots and dress for the weather.  Work can be strenuous and is scheduled to end at noon.

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Brentwood Academy Volunteers at Radnor Lake
Brentwood Academy Volunteer Day Monday, Jan. 30th, 2017 by Ranger Will Peters

Students and faculty from Brentwood Academy came to Radnor Lake on Monday, January 30th to help the park staff work on trail projects on the Lake Trail and Historic Valve House Trail.      Over 75 students and faculty worked with Ranger Will Peters on spreading mulch along sections of the Lake Trail with wheelbarrows from the West Parking Area.  Mulch for the trail work was provided with assistance from Clean Earth as part of our Trees

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January 28th, 2017 Volunteer Trail Day at Radnor Lake
Jan. 28th, 2017 Volunteer Trail Day by Ranger Dustin Crowell

On Saturday, January 28th over 35 volunteers came to Radnor Lake to work with the park staff on two projects:   1.  Volunteers assisted Ranger Dustin Crowell on the Lake Trail installing Christmas Tree Mulch with wheelbarrows from our Trees to Trails Program.   2.  Ranger Will Peters worked with volunteers on the South Cove Trail, removing invasive-exotic bush honeysuckle as part of a continued effort since Weed Wrangle 2016 to remove

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