Media Coverage

Radnor Lake State Natural Area in the News

As a valuable natural resource and an important part of our State Parks, Radnor Lake is frequently in the news. The links below are to some of the news outlets providing coverage. For the media: Please contact Gretchen Pritchett, Friends of Radnor Lake Operations Manager, gpritchett@radnorlake.org for information if you would like to feature Radnor Lake in a news release.

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Public Lands Day lets Radnor shine

by Mary Hance, mscheap@tennessean.com 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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Old Christmas Trees Make Trails at Radnor Lake

By Jen French, Saturday, December 26, 2015 What's left of Christmas trees have paved the trails of Radnor Lake for more than a decade minus the ornaments. Yelling 'timber' in the peaceful park of Randor Lake doesn't mean a tree's life is over. Clean Earth Collections is turning leftover holiday lumber into leisurely trails by mulching them. The woodchips start forming walkways every year in late January. Click here for the WZTV, FOX 17 news story.

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Recycle programs give Christmas trees new life

by Holly Meyer, The Tennessean Once the eggnog is gone and the presents are unwrapped consider giving your real Christmas tree another life by donating it to the Trees to Trails Collection program at Radnor Lake State Natural Area.... Click here to read the Tennessean article.

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Volunteers tally Nashville birds in annual Christmas count

The Tennessean, by Holly Meyer, hmeyer@tennessean.com 6:45 p.m. CST December 19, 2015 Click for a great article in The Tennessean regarding bird species at Radnor Lake State Natural Area.

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Radnor Announces Plan for 52-acre Expansion

by Holly Meyer, hmeyer@tennessean.com, 11/13/2015 Fifty-two acres of undeveloped ridgetop property will be added to the Radnor Lake State Natural Area, creating future opportunities for new trails and additional parking. The land owned by the Harris family abuts with Franklin Pike and can be seen from Interstate 65, said Steve Ward, Radnor Lake park manager. The state and park leaders announced the $3.2 million acquisition plans during a Friday

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Friends of Radnor Lake celebrate conservation victories

Check out this great article the Green Hills News had on Radnor Lake in the September 24, 2015 issue! Click here to open a PDF of the article.

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Radnor Lake adds 15 acres

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WSMV: The Scope and Beauty of the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center

WSMV  visited Radnor Lake recently and has captured the scope and beauty of the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center. Click play below to watch. WSMV Channel 4

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The Tennessean: New Radnor Lake Aviary

The Tennessean, Article in Sunday May, 3rd edition http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2015/05/02/bald-eagle-owl-vulture-star-new-radnor-lake-aviary/26792795/

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WKRN – Morning News programming

WKRN - Morning News programming / Afternoon / Evening news coverage on Tuesday April 26th. http://wkrn.com/2015/04/28/new-bird-rehab-facility-set-to-open-at-radnor-lake/

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