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S-130 and S-190 Wildfire Training at Radnor Lake on August 24th, 2017
August 24th, 2017 S-130 and S-190 Training at RLSNA. Pix by S.Ward

On August 24th, State Park Rangers across from across the State of Tennessee participated in a wildfire training at Radnor Lake State Natural Area.  Thanks to our partners at Tennessee Division of Forestry, 12 rangers were able to participate in a S-130 Firefighter Training and S-190 Wildland Fire Behavior certification. This training is a requirement for anyone working on wildfire response and/or conducting prescribed burns in Tennessee State Parks.

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RT-130 Wildfire Training Refresher at Radnor Lake (August 23rd, 2017)
RT-130 Wildfire Refresher at Radnor Lake on August 23rd, 2017. Pix by Steve Ward

On August 23rd, State Park Rangers across from across the State of Tennessee participated in a wildfire training at Radnor Lake State Natural Area.  Thanks to our partners at Tennessee Division of Forestry,  19 rangers from across the State of Tennessee and some of our friends from Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency were able to participate in a RT-130 Firefighter Refresher Training Certification. This training provided instruction in the primary

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2017 Radnor Lake Eclipse Pictures
August 21st, 2017 Eclipse at Radnor Lake. Pix by Kim Barrick

Picture Above by Kim Barrick   On August 21st, 2017.....over 750 park visitors came to Radnor Lake to view the Big Eclipse!  This unique, once in a lifetime event for many was an opportunity for these park visitors to create a "sense of place" for this event with the park staff.   There are several partners to thanks for helping pull this off:   Radnor Lake Staff-----great job as usual by the park staff.  Thank you each for all the

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Eclipse Information for Radnor Lake
August 19th, 2017 Pix by S

It is finally here........the Big Eclipse is upon us!  The Radnor Lake Staff is ready and looking forward to hosting our 2017 Eclipse Events at Radnor Lake!  The weather forecast is looking very good for this unique event, the following is an update to ensure that our park visitors have the latest information on what to expect tomorrow.   Special thanks to our partners at Vanderbilt-Dyer Observatory for providing orientation training to our

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August Program Schedule
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Please call 615-373-3467 to register for any programs at time/date listed for each program. Reservations will be taken until full, however there are no early registrations for programs and/or waiting list for program reservations. Deaf or Hearing Impaired Visitors please contact Park Manager Steve Ward for sign language assistance for any of our programs at Steve.Ward@tn.gov     Sunrise Canoe Float Saturday, August 5th at 6am.  Join Park

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Jr. Ranger Intern Program Session 3
Jr Interns Duck River Clean Up July 28th, 2017. Pix by S. Ward

Our 3rd Session of our Junior Ranger Intern Program at Radnor Lake concluded on Saturday, July 29, 2017. 14 interns (13-17 years old) worked with the park staff on numerous projects around the natural area.   Now in our 15th year of this program, the Jr. Ranger Intern Program creates an internship opportunity for these youth to work with state park rangers on trail projects at Radnor Lake, increase their exposure to environmental education programs

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July 4th Canoe Floats at Radnor Lake
6am July 4th Pix by Karen Bird 2017

22 park visitors attended two floats by the park ranger staff this morning at Radnor Lake  (6am and 8am) to kick-off the 4th of July Holiday.  Interpretive canoe floats at Radnor Lake run thru Labor Day with our next round of ranger-led floats to be posted by the end of the day on Thursday, July 6th. [caption id="attachment_6892" align="alignnone" width="300"] 6am July 4th Pix by Ranger Paul Schauer 2017[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6890"

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Birds of Prey Training at the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center at Radnor Lake (June 27th and 28th, 2017)
BJMAEC Aviary Training June 2017. Pix by S. Ward

On June 27th and 28th, 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 3+ years. Wings to Soar is a non-profit organization that cares for and educates with

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Special Volunteer Day on June 26, 2017
June 26th, 2017 TN Promise at Radnor Lake SNA. Pix by S.Ward

On Monday, June 26th Radnor Lake hosted a special volunteer day (8am-4pm) for Tennessee Promise Students to acquire their community service required hours.   These 21 volunteers worked with the park ranger staff on mulching the Lake Trail via wheelbarrow and on a restoration/clean-up project at our Caretaker Residence at Radnor Lake.   Special thanks to Friends of Radnor Lake for providing gloves, bottled water and lunch (Pizza from

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Tennessee Promise Volunteer Day at Radnor Lake State Natural Area (June 24th, 2017)
TN Promise Vol Day June 24t, 2017. Pix by Steve Ward

On Saturday, June 24th over 65 volunteers came to Radnor Lake to work with the park ranger staff as part of our Monthly Volunteer Trail Day at Radnor Lake. These 65+ volunteers worked on mulching the East Lake Trail-North Ganier Ridge portions of the trails via wheelbarrow at Radnor Lake.  This was also part of Tennessee State Parks Statewide effort today to help students achieve their community service hours for TN Promise requirement hours.

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