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Birds of Prey Training at the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Center

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

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

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

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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New Year’s Day Hikes at Radnor Lake

Pictured Above:  9am New Year's Day Hike.  Picture by Dustin Crowell   Park Rangers Dustin Crowell and Will Peters conducted two New Year's Day hikes at Radnor Lake with a total of 29 visitors. [caption id="attachment_6591" align="alignnone" width="300"] 1pm New Year's Day Hike. Picture by Will Peters[/caption]

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14th annual New Year’s Eve Hike at Radnor Lake

We just held our 14th Annual New Years Eve Hike at Radnor Lake..  Our hike was from the East Parking Area to Harris 1, then over to the big tulip poplar on the Harris 2 Ridgetop to kick off 2017.  We had 17 hikers come out in the rain for this years hike. [caption id="attachment_6581" align="alignnone" width="300"] 14th annual New Year's Eve Hike at Radnor Lake[/caption]

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Trees to Trails at Radnor Lake

Please consider donating your Christmas Tree to Radnor Lake.  We will need all the old Christmas Trees we can get but it must fit our criteria for mulch on the trails.  We will be installing these trees on the Lake Trail and Spillway Trail during the month of January.  Volunteers and volunteer groups will be needed to help spread mulch.  Our next Volunteer Day will be on January 28th (8am-noon) for any park visitors wanting to come and help

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Trail Assessment Workshop at Radnor Lake

Picture above by Michael Meister On December 13th Radnor Lake hosted the final trails assessment workshop before the kick off of the year long trails assessment initiative. Over the next 12 months all 56 parks will be joining in on an assessment of 1,200+ miles of trails across the state in order to better prioritize their maintenance and correct any safety concerns for visitors. Special thanks to the Friends of Radnor Lake for providing lunch.  

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Radnor Lake November Volunteer Trail Day (Nov. 26th, 2016)

This past Saturday, 48 volunteers from Hands on Nashville, TN Promise Students and park visitors came to Radnor Lake State Natural Area to work with the ranger staff on two trail projects to help us close out our volunteer days for 2016.   Volunteers visitors worked with Ranger Will Peters mulching the Lake Trail with wheelbarrows and worked on installing limestone by hand at the Historic Valve House Project with Ranger Michael Barnes.

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