Excellence in Resource Management – 2014

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By demonstrating excellence in effective and abundant resource management activities within the park, Radnor Lake State Park has once again received the Excellence in Resource Management award from Tennessee State Parks. Resource management activities can be both natural and cultural and includes, but is not limited to, invasive species management, historic preservation, rare species inventory, habitat enhancement or protection, pest management and oral history collection. Radnor Lake was also honored with this award for 2013.

In 2014, Radnor Lake State Park has

  • – Removed over 25 acres of invasive plants from Otter Creek Road and the southern boundary natural areas.
  • – Partnered with Penn State University on discovering and researching two endangered plant species resulting in renewal of plant populations.
  • – Partnered with MTSU Global Studies & Cultural Geography Program to identify  historical sites.
  • – Worked  with local schools to identify historical sites and potential properties  for future land acquisition and expansion.
  • – Built  a new kiosk and exhibit information for park visitors.

Through Friends of Radnor Lake, Radnor Lake State Park has also 

  • – Lead over 30 land acquisition hikes to educate park visitors and increase support.
  • – Partnered with the Frist Foundation and AWC Foundation to secure an additional 38.5  acres of land to be protected forever as a state natural area.
  • – Maintained trails and removed exotic plants thanks to over 3,500 volunteers, funds  raised, and volunteer support grants from our partners REI and the  Tennessee Division of Forestry.