Historic Valve House on April 9th, 2016

Historic Valve House Prep Work on April 9th, 2016 by Ranger Sam King

On April 9th, Geography students from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) participated in ongoing research at Radnor Lake  State Natural Area (RLSNA).

Under the direction of Dr. Doug Heffington and Ranger Sam King, students continued clean-up operations preparing for the reconstruction of the historic valve house.  The valve house recently fully collapsed after years of water and ice damage, specifically from the 2010 flood.

MTSU students have been engaged over the past 3 month in cleaning and prepping the valve, stabilizing the valve box, improving drainage from the valve box and maintaining the connected drainage system which began on January 30th.

Special thanks to Friends of Radnor Lake for providing work supplies, breakfast and lunch for this field day!

We appreciate these students from MTSU for coming out to work with the ranger staff the past few months on Saturdays and continuing this partnership between Friends of Radnor Lake, Tennessee State Parks and MTSU Global Studies Program.

April 9th, 2016 MTSU Students restoring Historic Valve. Pix by S. Ward

April 9th, 2016 MTSU Students restoring Historic Valve. Pix by S. Ward

Historic Valve House Prep Work on April 9th, 2016 by Ranger Sam King

Historic Valve House Prep Work on April 9th, 2016 by Ranger Sam King

April 9th, 2016 MTSU Students restoring Historic Valve. Pix by S. Ward

April 9th, 2016 MTSU Students restoring Historic Valve. Pix by S. Ward

April 9th, 2016 MTSU Students restoring Historic Valve. Pix by S. Ward

April 9th, 2016 MTSU Students restoring Historic Valve. Pix by S. Ward

April 9th, 2016 MTSU Students restoring Historic Valve. Pix by S. Ward

April 9th, 2016 MTSU Students restoring Historic Valve. Pix by S. Ward