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Native Plantings Being Done by Moore and Moore Nursery
Moore and Moore Staff with Ranger Sam King sprucing up native plantings at the Visitor Center (Jan. 15, 2014).

  Native plantings being done by Moore and Moore Nursery, this was funded by the Iris Fund License Plate revenue.   [caption id="attachment_2524" align="alignleft" width="300"] Moore and Moore Staff with Ranger Sam King sprucing up native plantings at the Visitor Center (Jan. 15, 2014). Native plantings around Visitor Center being pruned and mulched by Moore and Moore Garden Staff funded by the Iris Fund/Tennessee State Parks.[/caption]  

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2014 Calendars Still Available! Now $10!
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Don't forget to purchase your 2014 Radnor Lake Calendar! You can get your calendar at the following places: Granny White Market: 5301 Granny White Pike, Brentwood, TN 37027 Order online here

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Trees To Trails
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Clean Earth Staff chipping donated trees dropped off by visitors at west parking lot on Jan. 15th. http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014301150021     No longer accepting Christmas Trees until December 2014  Clean Earth Collections is donating their time and equipment to turn your trees into mulch for the trails. To make the process safe every tree should meet the following requirements: NO Nails or Bolts NO Metal hooks

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New Year’s Eve Hike at Dyer Observatory
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Hiking in the new year. On December 31st at 10pm, 81 hikers joined Rocky Alvey and the staff at Dyer Observatory for a viewing and tour of the observatory.  At 11pm, Ranger Sam King and Park Manager Steve Ward led a hike to the recently acquired, Radnor Lake State Natural Area, 40-acre ridgetop. During 2013 Steve Ward with the help of the Radnor Lake ranger staff, Friends of Radnor Lake Board and staff,  The Land Trust for Tennessee, Roger

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Past Projects

The Friends of Radnor Lake work to identify and acquire land that boarders Radnor Lake State Natural Area. These efforts are designed to expand the natural area and protect sensitive areas from development.   2011 PROJECT: Harris Ridge Imagine one of the largest undeveloped properties in Oak Hill sitting on a ridge overlooking Radnor Lake State Natural Area. Now picture those 36.8 acres of forest being cleared to make way for 18 houses or five

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Volunteer Photo Gallery
National Public Lands Day Volunteers

  Click on any of the images below to see a slideshow with captions.

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40 Hikes in 40 Days Gallery
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View photos of recent hikes!            

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Park Ranger Sam King
Park Ranger Sam King

  Sam King Park Ranger at Radnor Lake graduated Friday, August 2nd from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy. Ranger Sam King graduated with honors at the top academic cadet and top cadet on the driving track. Ranger King also was rewarded the Legal Academic Scholarship of $5,000 from Bethel University. Ranger Sam King represented the TDEC and Tennessee State Park very well. Take time to congratulate Park Ranger Sam King for his accomplishments!

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Granny White Market Moograss Jam Raises Record $30k

Ten years ago, the Purple Cow Moograss Jam was a simple little bluegrass jam brought together by Dan Smith and Debra Brawner, owners of Granny White Market since 1996. “The first couple of years we spent more on the jam than we took in,” Dan recalls.On Saturday, May 25, the 10th Anniversary of the jam coincided with the 100th Anniversary of the Granny White Market, as well as, the 40th Anniversary of Friends of Radnor Lake. The festival raised

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